Govt to Overhaul ‘Corrupt’ Chitungwiza

[The Herald] Government is set to overhaul management of Chitungwiza Municipality which has virtually crumbled due to corruption and maladministration, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has said. He said ch…

[The Herald] Government is set to overhaul management of Chitungwiza Municipality which has virtually crumbled due to corruption and maladministration, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has said. He said challenges facing the municipality were a reflection of problems plaguing the local governance system.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Chipenzi Talks By-Election & ECZ New Appointments

The coming by-elections will be a litmus test to the newly acting Director of Elections, Chomba Chellah, and his Head of Public Relations Margaret Chimense, at the Electoral Commission of Zambia. The manner in which they would ensure or ensured … Continued

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The coming by-elections will be a litmus test to the newly acting Director of Elections, Chomba Chellah, and his Head of Public Relations Margaret Chimense, at the Electoral Commission of Zambia. The manner in which they would ensure or ensured the electoral Code of Conduct enforced to the latter, the manner in which they promote transparency and accountability in the management of the process and the efficiency in the administration of the remaining part of the electoral process would define who they are and would be in the near future. Are they going to accept responsibility and willing to be accountable to their unpopular decisions and mistakes? Indeed, their conduct will define the electoral destiny of country and outlook of our electoral process come, 2021. As stated in Article 45 of the Constitution, Zambia’s electoral system and process must and should be transparent, accountable, efficient, credible and pursue a timely resolution of electoral disputes. Zambians, not only in areas where these by-elections are taking place but the whole country, are expecting not less than an improved management, administration and delivery of credible electoral process in the country. However, the fact that the media continue to show biased or no coverage of all political parties and candidates despite the guidance from the Constitution under Article 50 and the commission is quiet is already a source of concern that the Commission is scared of censuring the culprits. The fact the the Vice-President would pretend to undertake a three days- working visit to Itezhi-tezhi district where there is by-election using government facilities and resources, a pure act of abuse of public resources and yet, she went there to campaign for the ruling party district Council Chairperson candidate and the Commission is quiet, is extremely worrying to us electoral stakeholders. Therefore, Chomba Chellah led ECZ Secretariat must not be shy but be proactive and censure all acts inimical to the credibility of the electoral process and also acts that undermine the electoral code of conduct. I wish all the districts and wards holding by-elections God’s protection and wisdom. The post Chipenzi Talks By-Election & ECZ New Appointments appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Women Murder Suspects to Return to Court On October 3

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Nabweru Magistrates Court has further remanded to Luzira Prison 13 people who were charged in relation to women murders in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district. They now return to court on October 03, 2017.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Nabweru Magistrates Court has further remanded to Luzira Prison 13 people who were charged in relation to women murders in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district. They now return to court on October 03, 2017.

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Inside President Museveni’s Radio Talk-Shows

[Observer] Behind the scenes at the ongoing presidential live radio broadcasts meant to sensitise people on the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 is a carefully constituted vetting team, which makes sure the right questions and messages fi…

[Observer] Behind the scenes at the ongoing presidential live radio broadcasts meant to sensitise people on the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 is a carefully constituted vetting team, which makes sure the right questions and messages filter through the studios.

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TIZ Say Corruption Is Rife In Construction Tenders

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) Executive Director Wesley Chibamba has charged that there is a lot of corruption in the awarding of tenders in the construction sector in the country. Chibamba has alleged that there is a clique of people that … Continued

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Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) Executive Director Wesley Chibamba has charged that there is a lot of corruption in the awarding of tenders in the construction sector in the country. Chibamba has alleged that there is a clique of people that feel entitled to be awarded government contracts to supply goods and services simply because they support the ruling party. He says this high level of institutionalization corruption should come to an end. Chibamba has since urged all government departments and agencies to engage in business transactions that are premised on integrity. He says this would free resources to be redirected towards other competing interests for which there are no resources. Chibamba has called for institutional, legal and policy reforms around public procurement. He has reiterated that TIZ is ready to work with the government in bringing about these reforms so that public procurement benefits the Zambian people and not the corrupt few with ties to government officials. The post TIZ Say Corruption Is Rife In Construction Tenders appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Entebbe Residents Say Murders Have Changed Their Lives

[Observer] The eerie feeling of the murders of women – aged between 18 and 35 – in Wakiso district has left residents shaken and, looking over their shoulders, with little hope of an end to the killings.

[Observer] The eerie feeling of the murders of women - aged between 18 and 35 - in Wakiso district has left residents shaken and, looking over their shoulders, with little hope of an end to the killings.

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Carnival Theft Suspect Says His Genitals ‘Disappeared’

[The Herald] A man, who stole a mobile phone at the Carnival Music Concert in Harare last week, was yesterday remanded in custody after he complained of pain while in the dock, claiming his genitals disappeared after having sex with a married woman. Ta…

[The Herald] A man, who stole a mobile phone at the Carnival Music Concert in Harare last week, was yesterday remanded in custody after he complained of pain while in the dock, claiming his genitals disappeared after having sex with a married woman. Tafadzwa Chaitezvi, age not given, appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Amanda Muridzo facing theft charges, but the matter could not proceed after he complained of pain.

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Tycoon Amina Hersi On Forbes’ Wealthiest List

[Observer] Businesswoman Amina Hersi Morghe, the proprietor of the landmark Oasis mall in Kampala, has made it to the Forbes rich list as one the wealthiest Ugandans of foreign descent.

[Observer] Businesswoman Amina Hersi Morghe, the proprietor of the landmark Oasis mall in Kampala, has made it to the Forbes rich list as one the wealthiest Ugandans of foreign descent.

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