Africa Is Changing. How Far Is Uganda Behind?

[Monitor] From Milton Obote, Field Marshall Idi Amin, and in recent decades President Yoweri Museveni, politicians in Uganda like to see themselves as being at the centre of the big political movements in Africa.

[Monitor] From Milton Obote, Field Marshall Idi Amin, and in recent decades President Yoweri Museveni, politicians in Uganda like to see themselves as being at the centre of the big political movements in Africa.

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State of Ondo Roads, Hospitals, Schools Embarrassing – Akeredolu

[Premium Times] The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has lamented the poor state of finances in the state, saying it has left the schools, roads and hospitals in embarrassing situation.

[Premium Times] The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has lamented the poor state of finances in the state, saying it has left the schools, roads and hospitals in embarrassing situation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We Need Both Restructuring and Processing, Sagay Tells Buhari

[Vanguard] CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s position that Nigeria only needs processing and not restructuring adding that the country needs both m…

[Vanguard] CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has opposed President Muhammadu Buhari's position that Nigeria only needs processing and not restructuring adding that the country needs both measures to be taken.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fuel Scarcity – I Feel Your Pain, Says Kachikwu As Govt, Stakeholders Set Up Committee

[Vanguard] The Federal Government and critical stakeholders in the nation’s oil and gas sector on Tuesday inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of finding long-term solutions to petrol scarcity in the country.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government and critical stakeholders in the nation's oil and gas sector on Tuesday inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of finding long-term solutions to petrol scarcity in the country.

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2018 Budget Padding Allegation – Govt Entitled to Its Opinion – Senate

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate, yesterday, said the executive arm of government was entitled to its opinion for describing allegations by the National Assembly that the 2018 Appropriation Bill had been padded as spurious and mischievous.

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate, yesterday, said the executive arm of government was entitled to its opinion for describing allegations by the National Assembly that the 2018 Appropriation Bill had been padded as spurious and mischievous.

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Army Partners Innoson Motors for War Vehicles

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Nigerian Army said yesterday, that it has formally gone into partnership with Nigerian indigenous motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company for modification of some of its equipment, local production of arm…

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Nigerian Army said yesterday, that it has formally gone into partnership with Nigerian indigenous motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company for modification of some of its equipment, local production of armoured fighting vehicles and other military hardwares.

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Yoweri Museveni Signs Law Removing Presidential Age Limit

[Deutsche Welle] Yoweri Museveni is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders and has served five terms in office since taking power in 1986. His controversial decision allows him to run for a sixth in 2021.

[Deutsche Welle] Yoweri Museveni is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders and has served five terms in office since taking power in 1986. His controversial decision allows him to run for a sixth in 2021.

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Over 1,000 Kalulushi Marketeers To Receive Presidential Fund

About 1,000 Marketeers in Kalulushi and Chambishi are set to benefit from the Presidential Initiative Empowerment Fund (PIEF), National Coordinator Clement Tembo has disclosed. Tembo who was on the Copperbelt to lunch the PIEF in Kalulushi District said the funds … Continued

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About 1,000 Marketeers in Kalulushi and Chambishi are set to benefit from the Presidential Initiative Empowerment Fund (PIEF), National Coordinator Clement Tembo has disclosed. Tembo who was on the Copperbelt to lunch the PIEF in Kalulushi District said the funds are meant to boost business activities to many vulnerable marketeers. He said K 400,000 has been set aside for the marketeers in Kalulushi and Chambishi to help reduce the burden most marketeers were going through in growing their business activities. “We have recognised Marketeers as an important player in the country’s economic growth and it is the reason we have come here so that we empower them so that they contribute more to the economy, for today as demonstration we have given out funds to over 50 marketeers and we will be giving more every Monday so that everyone is catered for†Tembo said. He added that a system has been put in place to ensure that marketeers don’t default and pay back the funds. “we have created a system that will help them pay back on time, every Friday will be asking them to pay something, for example if a marketeer gets K 500 we will be expecting them to pay atleast K 20 every Friday but the payment period is within five months†He stated. Tembo has further disclosed that the rate of paying back has improved adding that the defaulting rate has gone to about 10% which he said would be addressed very soon. The post Over 1,000 Kalulushi Marketeers To Receive Presidential Fund appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Has Collapsed – Cadre

Some Patriotic Front Officials on the Copperbelt are incensed with the turn of events which has split the ruling party. Some members are backing calls by Kelvin Bwalya Fube (KBF) that the party goes for an indaba for introspection to … Continued

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Some Patriotic Front Officials on the Copperbelt are incensed with the turn of events which has split the ruling party. Some members are backing calls by Kelvin Bwalya Fube (KBF) that the party goes for an indaba for introspection to save it from further collapse. They have expressed worry that the Party secretariat and those in senior positions have forgotten those that elected them in office and have focused on enriching themselves at the expense of majority voters. “I think in politics we have to listen to our voters because they put us in these offices and the more we ignore their concerns the higher the risk of us being voted out of power. This is exactly what happened to the MMD. They stopped listening to the people that voted and all of us saw the result. I think it’s time we paid attention to the people’s concerns,†an official said. He said it was time for President Edgar Lungu to make decisions that will inspire confidence in the ruling party adding that the language on the street was slowly changing and PF is becoming unpopular. “When you go on the streets you will discover that there is nothing good people are talking about our party (PF) so for me this is an opportunity for the president to make a call and put things in order otherwise we will destroy this party by claiming all is well,” the source stated. He added that “for a few weeks there have been talks about corruption and nothing is being done to address the problem. We just saw the President dismissing Lucky Mulusa I think that is not a solution, since Kambwili left look at how much he has exposed and surely someone needs to act†The post PF Has Collapsed – Cadre appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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