Kabimba Slams Hichilema “You Hate Pres. Lungu”

Former Patriotic Front secretary general and now Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba has accused UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema of harboring corrosive hatred for President Edgar Lungu. Kabimba, a once-upon-a-time stern critic of President Lungu, has seemingly anointed himself as the … Continued

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Former Patriotic Front secretary general and now Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba has accused UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema of harboring corrosive hatred for President Edgar Lungu. Kabimba, a once-upon-a-time stern critic of President Lungu, has seemingly anointed himself as the Head of State’s chief targetman and has doubled down his attacks on Hichilema. The former justice minister says President Lungu qualifies to contest the 2021 elections because of his hard work. Kabimba has charged that the UPND leader is a spoiled with followers that always glorify him which has made him big headed. He said President Lungu makes a better president for 2021 than Hichilema as he is humble and hardworking. “Please don’t compare HH to Edgar Lungu. President Lungu is far much better than him (HH) because he (Lungu) is hardworking no wonder nearly all Zambians love him,†he said. “This HH has been spoiled by being glorified by those around him that think and see him as a small god, it is clear that UPND members think that HH does not commit any wrong or sin, so whatever he says is final and anyone who opposes their HH becomes an enemy to them.†Kabimba adds, “the sooner those of us that want to lead the people adjust our mindset and hear things that you do not want to hear from others, the better.†A few weeks ago, the Rainbow Party Secretary General disclosed that he voted for President Lungu in 2016 and that he would do the same in 2021 should the Head of State be allowed to stand. President Lungu’s candidature is subject to litigation as opponents argue he does not qualify to contest the poll as he would have served out his constitutional two terms. His supporters, however, contend that the Head of State is eligible to contest the 2021 election as his first term was a continuation of a deceased leader’s term. The post Kabimba Slams Hichilema “You Hate Pres. Lungu†appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: 2021 Ballot Papers, Let’s Try Local Again

FROM MY MIND: This has been a hot topic of the week with some section of the society having mixed feelings on where to have ballot papers printed from. The government has announced its intentions to have all election materials … Continued

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FROM MY MIND: This has been a hot topic of the week with some section of the society having mixed feelings on where to have ballot papers printed from. The government has announced its intentions to have all election materials printed locally due to some opposition parties claiming the credibility of printing companies picked were in the past involved in some scams of rigging. Having carefully reviewed the matter, I feel if the Zambian printing companies should be given an opportunity to bid and have the election materials done locally provided all security measures are put in place. Others may argue that doing the exercise locally may entail those in the driving seat print same papers from elsewhere within too which may result in rigging however there isn’t much difference with the case of the materials printed abroad because the same scam can still work. If one wants to rig an election whichever option given, they can still do it. The only solution is to be security cautious, alert during and after the official counting of votes. Therefore, all political parties involved must ensure the right procedure is followed, otherwise whether local or abroad a thief is a thief. I support the printing of all election materials within the country because of the cost involved where the Electoral Commission of Zambia has to take care of all political party observer at the printing centre abroad, shipments, and ­ other costs involved. Government printers and other companies must show their capacity to do this job without challenges through bidding should the authorities plan to do this undertaking locally. We want the money to revolve within the country not paying companies abroad who don’t even employ Zambians. Zambians first and if anything let all the youths with good credentials and without political affiliation be squeezed in and work during this exercise. These are seasonal jobs which must benefit local people and if most youths from Chiawa and Kafue could be accorded an opportunity by having them on board as casual workers during the printing process the better. In our quest to see permanent and formal jobs, these temporal jobs help youths with capital for small business they may wish to undertake. Youths are true economic drivers and if properly empowered this could be a source of relief to the government through taxes that could be levied to these business initiatives. Therefore, much as there may be irregularities we need to find strategic measures to curb illicit activities during the printing process so that it benefits Zambian business houses and local labour. 11.04.2018 Elliot Goledema Chiawa youth The post Letter: 2021 Ballot Papers, Let’s Try Local Again appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MMD Youths Embark On Youth Mobilisation

In the midst of speculation of how the PF alliance partners (MMD) have been conducting themselves politically, the former ruling party appears unshaken. Following the demotion of MMD party president Felix Mutati from Finance to Works, the party had thought … Continued

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In the midst of speculation of how the PF alliance partners (MMD) have been conducting themselves politically, the former ruling party appears unshaken. Following the demotion of MMD party president Felix Mutati from Finance to Works, the party had thought go astray in its mobilisation. However, MMD youths are all over on the ground mobilizing. Mutati’s youths were at the weekend in Central Province mobilizing party structures. The MMD celebrated youth week in an unusual style visiting their youths in Central Province starting with Chibombo and ending up in Kapiri Mposhi. The team also recruited some new members along the way. MMD national youth treasurer Mulenga was accompanied by other youths and made sure the message that the former ruling party is still alive was loud and clear. The post MMD Youths Embark On Youth Mobilisation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Is Sacking Prof. Naison Ngoma A Solution To CBU Impasse?

Please hide my ID From: Concerned Student To: The Minister of Education Subject: Unreasonable fighting between the lecturers and the Vice Chancellor of the Copperbelt University We understand with the right criteria well fit men and women are appointed to … Continued

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Please hide my ID From: Concerned Student To: The Minister of Education Subject: Unreasonable fighting between the lecturers and the Vice Chancellor of the Copperbelt University We understand with the right criteria well fit men and women are appointed to run higher education offices, yet the continued fight between the Copperbelt University lecturers and the Vice Chancellor prove rather the opposite. The unionised workers Union of the Copperbelt University has passed a vote of no confidence in the Management Head and yet the minister has not intervened to sort the situation. This has disturbed the opening of the second highest learning institution as lectures have vowed not to go for work until the current Vice Chancellor has been removed. I ask myself why the minister is still defending the Vice Chancellor when clearly the Unions have said no to his mismanagement of Copperbelt university resources. If the Minister sees him fit please let her transfer him somewhere else and bring a new one so that lecturers can resume work and students can open. It’s is sad that higher positions are held with so much power without looking at the affected students doing nothing at home because of the prolonged closure of the institution. Yours faithfully, Concerned Student. The post Letter: Is Sacking Prof. Naison Ngoma A Solution To CBU Impasse? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Spice Girls, J Lo Boss Start Filming Serengeti TV Series

[Daily News] Serengeti has attracted showbiz mogul, Simon Fuller, billed as the most influential person in the United Kingdom, to work on new television series on Tanzania’s second largest National Park.

[Daily News] Serengeti has attracted showbiz mogul, Simon Fuller, billed as the most influential person in the United Kingdom, to work on new television series on Tanzania’s second largest National Park.

PF CEO Asks Hichilema To Offer His Residence For 2021 Ballot Printing

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has challenged opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to advise government where he wants ballot papers for the 2021 presidential and general elections should be printed. Mwila has accused Hichilema of being indecisive saying the UPND … Continued

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has challenged opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to advise government where he wants ballot papers for the 2021 presidential and general elections should be printed. Mwila has accused Hichilema of being indecisive saying the UPND president is opposing the printing of ballot papers locally or abroad without providing options. Mwila wonders whether Hichilema wants the ballot papers to be printed at his residence for his to demonstrate satisfaction of the electoral process. READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW PF SECRETARY GENERAL CHALLENGES HH TO TELL THE ZAMBIANS WHETHER HE WANTS BALLOT PAPERS TO BE PRINTED AT HIS HOUSE AS 442 UPND MEMBERS DEFECT TO PF Patriotic Front Secretary General, Hon Davies Mwila has challenged UPND leader Mr Hakainde Hichilema to tell the Zambian people where he wants Government to print ballot papers from following the laters protest against Government’s decision to print the 2021 ballot papers within Zambia. Speaking when he welcomed 442 defectors from the opposition UPND in Luano District of Central Province, Mr Mwila wondered why Mr Hakainde Hichilema is against the printing of Ballot papers locally when he is the same person who condemned the printing of ballot papers abroad claiming that the PF was rigging the elections through printing of Ballot papers abroad. Mr Mwila challenged Mr Hichilema to tell the Zambian people whether he wants Government to print the ballot papers from his home since he was uncomfortable with Government printing the ballot papers locally and internationally. Mr. Mwila welcomed the defectors and encouraged them to feel free to participate in all PF activities since they were now bonafide members of the Party. Issued by Antonio Mwanza, PF Deputy Director – Media The post PF CEO Asks Hichilema To Offer His Residence For 2021 Ballot Printing appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lecturers At Mufulira & Nkana Colleges Go 9 Months Without Pay

The none payment of salaries at some colleges on the Copperbelt has continued with lecturers at Mufulira Professional College being the latest casualties. The lectures have gone nine months without pay. Last month, lectures at Nkana College of Education protested … Continued

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The none payment of salaries at some colleges on the Copperbelt has continued with lecturers at Mufulira Professional College being the latest casualties. The lectures have gone nine months without pay. Last month, lectures at Nkana College of Education protested due to none payment of their salaries for nine months. The situation is not different at Mufulira Professional College where workers are demanding that management pays them their dues to help them sort out personal problems. One of the lectures talked to expressed disappointment at the manner the institution is being administered. “As we speak lecturers have not been paid for a longer period going up to 9 months and this is not helping matters because we cannot take care of our families. Despite showing our commitment to duty, it is now looking like management is taking us for granted. “Part Time lecturers, others who are supposed to mark examinations were paid a paltry K 1,000 while their arrears have not been paid for over 6 months now, so do they expect someone to live that long on K 1,000?†an angry lecturer lamented. The lecturer said the issues have been brought to the attention of officers at the Ministry of Labour but no actions has been taken on. “Some of these matters have been reported to the Ministry of Labour but it shocking that nothing has been done. This is the reason we have downed tools to press management so that we are paid our dues. We are tired of working without being paid and all we hear are assurances from management,†the official added. College Principal Jeremiah Simuusa refused to comment on the matter and immediately dropped the line when contacted on his mobile. Attempts to get a comment on follow-up were unsuccessful as the phone went unanswered until it was switched off. The post Lecturers At Mufulira & Nkana Colleges Go 9 Months Without Pay appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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CBU Vice-Chancellor Demands Apology From Erring Workers

Embattled Copperbelt University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Naison Ngoma has asked unionised workers suspended by management to apologise for alleged gross misconduct. Speaking from his residence, Prof. Ngoma says management was willing to open a new chapter of dialogue as long as … Continued

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Embattled Copperbelt University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Naison Ngoma has asked unionised workers suspended by management to apologise for alleged gross misconduct. Speaking from his residence, Prof. Ngoma says management was willing to open a new chapter of dialogue as long as unionised workers apologised for having locked him in his office when confusion engulfed the institution. CBU unionized workers are demanding the removal of Prof. Ngoma for incompetence. He said there was no need to take a destructive path as unionised workers were doing but the need to get together and find a common ground to allow for the smooth operations of the Copperbelt University. “We had instituted disciplinary measures as an institution, which saw some people being asked to show cause why they should not be found wanting, that simple task became another subject of debate as some members of the University that received letters were told by their unions not to respond to the letters. “There have been disagreements but that is for adjudication and not management, we are human being, we can make mistakes. Some letters were escalated to suspensions, management saw various things in the press painting management of being irresponsible,†Prof. Ngoma said He said, “I want to make an important statement in the period we are in a latent period; this is a period all of us to reflect by looking at their own lives and the institution. Therefore I am saying to you today that as management we will immediately drop charges for all affected. We are prepared but on one account that those ones who are responsible for urging members and themselves to be destructive to come to management and say they were wrong to take a disruptive process. “I am not saying I as vice chancellor to back down in their demands, any demand they have made I have no desire to stop such a demand and am not in any position to stop. “In the interest of the students it is important that those who have been propagating this instability let them come to management and let them say in clear and categorical terms that they were wrong to take this approach, this was a wrong way of doing things.†Meanwhile, Prof. Ngoma has vowed that protests by the unionised workers will not force him to resign or help resolve issues at the University. Prof. Ngoma said unionised workers should reason with him and allow for dialogue to take place to avoid affecting the academic calendar as the institution is set to re-open. The post CBU Vice-Chancellor Demands Apology From Erring Workers appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Warns Cadres Against Donning Military Fatigue

The Zambia Police Service has warned political party cadres wearing military outfit that the law will not spare any culprit as the practice was illegal. Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has reiterated his earlier sentiments that party cadres or … Continued

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The Zambia Police Service has warned political party cadres wearing military outfit that the law will not spare any culprit as the practice was illegal. Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has reiterated his earlier sentiments that party cadres or any person other than the military personnel are not allowed to wear military uniform or anything that resembles the military uniform as doing so is a criminal offence. “According to the State Security Act CAP 111 Section 6 (1)(a) of the Laws of Zambia, any person without lawful authority who uses or has in his possession, imports or manufactures any uniform of the Defence Force or the Police Service or any other official uniform of the Republic or any dress closely resembling the same as likely to deceive or falsely represent himself to be a person who has been entitled to wear any such uniform, shall be guilty of an offence and liable of conviction to imprisonment for a minimum term of fifteen (15) years,†he states. Kanganja said police is investigating political party cadres shown in images circulating on social media wearing military regalia. “Political party leaders at all levels should take a lead in educating their cadres and advise them to desist from engaging in behaviour that is contrary to what the law provide. Any Police officer who will find any person wearing such attire should act by arresting and prosecuting such a person because the law is very explicit on this. “All Commissioners of Police through their Officers, Commanding Districts and Officers in Charge of Stations in all Provinces should ensure that this trend is brought to a halt without any delay,†he added. He said police will not sit back and watch lawlessness being perpetrated neither will they allow the emergence of militia groupings in any part of the country. Kanganja has advised political parties to conduct their activities within the confines of the law. “I wish to advise all political leaders at various levels to take a lead in educating their supporters and advise them to stop engaging in behaviour known to be against the provisions of the law. Everyone is forewarned to desist from this criminality or have yourself to blame,†Kanganja warned. The post Police Warns Cadres Against Donning Military Fatigue appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Green Hills Band Trace Rwanda’s Transformation Through Music

[New Times] On Saturday afternoon, the band continued with a visit to Home of Hope and performed for children with special needs before concluding with a performance at the Kimihurura roundabout next to Kigali Heights.

[New Times] On Saturday afternoon, the band continued with a visit to Home of Hope and performed for children with special needs before concluding with a performance at the Kimihurura roundabout next to Kigali Heights.

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