Opinion: UPND MPs Are Out Of Order

The boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s address by opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament on Friday takes the country several strides backwards. The UPND has taken the country back to where it was when the opposition … Continued

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The boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s address by opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament on Friday takes the country several strides backwards. The UPND has taken the country back to where it was when the opposition MPs boycotted parliament and were censured by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. On December 22, 2016 UPND Chief Whip Garry Nkombo apologized to the House for breach of parliamentary procedure and etiquette. Nkombo and his lieutenants pleaded for leniency and promised not to be disrespectful to the house. This was after 54 MPs were found guilty after they had shunned President Lungu’s opening of parliament on 30th September 2016. Barely three months have passed the UPND is back at it with their act coming out of the blues. It is a kind of confrontation they could have done without. Nobody denies that they are an aggrieved party given the outcome of the August 11 elections. But to want to grind the entire country to a halt just to ensure that things are tilted your way smacks of recklessness. Why should it be so important that they convince everyone that they won the elections when the count was declared otherwise? Is it good politics to open up so many war fronts? Do they really have to be quarrelsome all the time? What was the point of absconding parliament? Does it bring their leader Hakainde Hichilema any closer to State House than he was before the boycott? On one hand they have been scandalizing the courts of law labelling them corrupt and incompetent and on the other they are clinging on to their belief that the court has to give them justice. Have they not called the court corrupt? They have scandalized the Constitutional Court, demonized High Court judges handling their cases and even taken their war to police officers providing security at court hearings. What do they expect society to do when they are all over town picking fights with everyone? Will it not be more productive for them to get down working and looking forward to 2021 with more preparedness? Why not just save up the resources and share with the poor than pouring them on top drawer lawyers? Why is it so important that Hichilema gets to State House? There is even an impression that Hichilema going to State House will be a favour for Zambians. If Hichilema wants to be President of this country, let him come through the front door. If it is written that he will be President, then he will be President but he has to be ready to work for it through winning over the electorates and not intimidating anything in his way. Otherwise that act by UPND parliamentarians was out of order. The post Opinion: UPND MPs Are Out Of Order appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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North-South Cooperation to Correct Unfair Economic Imbalance

[Ethiopian Herald] Political independence has not yet brought about the desired change in many African countries. By and large, many African nations have been dependent economically on either their former colonies or international financial institution…

[Ethiopian Herald] Political independence has not yet brought about the desired change in many African countries. By and large, many African nations have been dependent economically on either their former colonies or international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and others. Many have not yet been successful in standing on their own i.e. becoming self-reliant or competent in the international market. As a result, they have been suffering from

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Stepping Up Regional Clicking

[Ethiopian Herald] This week, prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had presented a six month performance assessment report of his government to the House of Peoples Representatives. Foreign relation and diplomacy were among the overarching themes. The …

[Ethiopian Herald] This week, prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had presented a six month performance assessment report of his government to the House of Peoples Representatives. Foreign relation and diplomacy were among the overarching themes. The kernel of the tasks in the diplomatic sphere were fighting out poverty and sparing the country the attendant ills of this carcinogenic problem as quick as possible. Efforts were channeled towards helping the country enjoy finance either in a form of loan or aid for trade,invest

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Tvet Bureau Raises GERD Fund

[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Technical and Vocational Education Training Bureau said it has continued its all -round support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Technical and Vocational Education Training Bureau said it has continued its all -round support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction.

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Investing in Energy – Promising Development

[Ethiopian Herald] In order to meet the rising demand of electricity, Ethiopia has continued cultivating its immense potential of renewable energy sources such as hydro power, wind, solar energy and geothermal energy. The nation is the source of severa…

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[Ethiopian Herald] Dereje Belay is owner of the Dereje Farming Development Enterprise. Above and beyond, he is a model agricultural investor engaged in farming activities at Benshagul-Gumuz State, Assossa District. Dereje works to transform himself and…

[Ethiopian Herald] Dereje Belay is owner of the Dereje Farming Development Enterprise. Above and beyond, he is a model agricultural investor engaged in farming activities at Benshagul-Gumuz State, Assossa District. Dereje works to transform himself and his family, starting with small-scale farming and with the support of technologies in agriculture. Dereje is married and has a child. The Ethiopian Herald has held an interview with him. Excerpts:

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Kogi Hajj Commission Is Undergoing Face Lift Under Governor Bello

[Leadership] Alhaji Prince Isah Abdullahi is the chairman, Kogi State Muslim Pilgrims Commission. In this interview with a select group of journalists, he bares his mind on some salient issues bordering on the commission and this year’s Hajj. SAM EGWU …

[Leadership] Alhaji Prince Isah Abdullahi is the chairman, Kogi State Muslim Pilgrims Commission. In this interview with a select group of journalists, he bares his mind on some salient issues bordering on the commission and this year's Hajj. SAM EGWU was there for LEADERSHIP Sunday.

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PDP – Dramatic Return of the Sheriff

[Leadership] Now that Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has been recognized as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), what next for the party, CHIBUZO UKAIBE, writes.

[Leadership] Now that Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has been recognized as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), what next for the party, CHIBUZO UKAIBE, writes.

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How ADP Will Redefine Politics in Nigeria – Sani

[Leadership] The interim national chairman of the Action Democratic Party (PDP), Engr Yabagi Sani, believes his party, the much anticipated mega party, will reshape the political landscape. In this interview with MUAZU ELAZEH and CHIBUZO UKAIBE, he tal…

[Leadership] The interim national chairman of the Action Democratic Party (PDP), Engr Yabagi Sani, believes his party, the much anticipated mega party, will reshape the political landscape. In this interview with MUAZU ELAZEH and CHIBUZO UKAIBE, he talks about the philosophy behind its formation, its merger plans with other parties and declares that it will take over power at the center in 2019.

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