Cuttington University Health School Donates to Tubman Cheshire Home

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Students of the Health Science School at Cuttington Graduate School in Monrovia, on Saturday, donated assorted materials to the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home in Sinkor, Monrovia.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Students of the Health Science School at Cuttington Graduate School in Monrovia, on Saturday, donated assorted materials to the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home in Sinkor, Monrovia.

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CBU Lecturers Threaten Class Boycott

The Copperbelt University Academics Union has threatened not to resume work when schools open on January 8 citing delayed salaries by management at the Copperbelt University. CBUAU General Secretary Willy Ngosa has demanded that management at the Copperbelt University be … Continued

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The Copperbelt University Academics Union has threatened not to resume work when schools open on January 8 citing delayed salaries by management at the Copperbelt University. CBUAU General Secretary Willy Ngosa has demanded that management at the Copperbelt University be changed due to their alleged failure to address the welfare of lectures. Ngosa has disclosed that the unionised lecturers are yet to receive their December salaries adding that no communication has been made to them as to what has led to the delay. “As Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) we would like to express our displeasure over the non-payment of December 2017 salaries for Copperbelt University workers. We are extremely disappointed that members of staff could be taken for granted by those in CBU Management and those in Government by ignoring the plight of CBU staff. For the past four (4) years, CBU employees have been turned into cry babies because of bad managers who are running the affairs of CBU,†Ngosa said He has expressed disappointment that government has allowed the current management to be in offices when they have failed to address the plight of workers. “We are calling upon the current CBU management to resign on moral grounds because they have failed to run the affairs of CBU for the past four (4) years. We further demand that our December 2017 salaries be paid with immediate effect. If salaries are not paid by Friday 5th January 2018, Copperbelt University will not re-open on Monday 8th January 2018,†he added. Ngosa has called on government to fund Higher Education institutions because they have no excuse of not doing so. “Public resources which could have been going to critical sectors in the economy are being stolen day and night. The Auditor General’s report is testimony to that. And we, as members of staff are now paying the price of the theft of public resources by a few selfish individuals. Government has allowed CBU to be run by bad managers who have no idea what to do to address the financial challenges that the Institution is facing. This is why, 2015, we protested and demanded that this current management which has failed be replaced by prudent managers,†said Ngosa. The post CBU Lecturers Threaten Class Boycott appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Commonwealth Games – Preparations Hot Up

[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon will take part in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 to 15, 2018. Ahead of this important event preparations have reached fever pitch in the country. A preparatory meeting took place at the confere…

[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon will take part in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 to 15, 2018. Ahead of this important event preparations have reached fever pitch in the country. A preparatory meeting took place at the conference room of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education in Yaounde on Thursday December 28, 2017.

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Letter: Chinsali-Nakonde Great North Road, A Death Trap

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by my self; Memory Chika Phiri. Dear Mr. President, RE: CHINSALI-NAKONDE GREAT NORTH ROAD, A DEATH TRAP I hope this letter finds you in good health. Happy new year to you and your family. Mr. … Continued

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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by my self; Memory Chika Phiri. Dear Mr. President, RE: CHINSALI-NAKONDE GREAT NORTH ROAD, A DEATH TRAP I hope this letter finds you in good health. Happy new year to you and your family. Mr. President, I want to draw your attention to the north, talking about the Great North Road, specifically the Chinsali-Nakonde portion. This road is a big hazard, I travel on a monthly basis on this road for last 10 years now, but since I came to know this part of Zambia this road has always been in a very bad state. I assume that area MPs are not doing anything about it, it’s a pity that most MPs we have are reactive instead of being proactive, they wait for disaster before taking action, but then how many people would have been lost? Most accidents that occur here are as a result of the bad road, even though our police and RTSA are quick to point at speed or driver error. There are portions along this road where it’s too narrow for a dual passage, in some parts you have to leave the road and opt to pass in the bush just to keep going because it’s much better that way. Mr. President, this road kills people but no one seems concerned, this is a road that contributes greatly to the GDP as more of Zambia’s imports and exports are by this road. Less significant roads in Lusaka have been Tarred yet this very important road has been ignored far too long. Nakonde town itself makes a lot of money for this country but there’s nothing to point at other than the tinny Barclay’s bank, ZANACO, the border post and now zam-beef. More can be done. If you are to go to Nakonde and witness the queues in Zam-Beef then you ‘ll realise how much people want to be part of the civilization of Lusaka. There’s a shopping mall at almost every corner in Lusaka yet here people with little shops exploit locals with exorbitant prices, please, let every part of the country be a priority, especially those that contribute greatly to the GDP. Mr. President, you can take a drive on this road I have mentioned and prove for your self what an talking about. I say you and not the MPs because I assume that they know but are ignoramus. May this road please be worked on quickly before many more lives are lost. Thank you. Memory Chika Phiri. The post Letter: Chinsali-Nakonde Great North Road, A Death Trap appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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City of Cape Town Responds to Stink Over Beach Loo Closure

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has denied a claim on a neighbourhood Facebook page that it closed the toilets at Big Bay beach in Bloubergstrand on New Year’s Day to save water, forcing beachgoers to relieve themselves in the open. “The public toil…

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has denied a claim on a neighbourhood Facebook page that it closed the toilets at Big Bay beach in Bloubergstrand on New Year's Day to save water, forcing beachgoers to relieve themselves in the open. "The public toilet at Big Bay was briefly closed to the public just after 18:00 on New Year's Day to facilitate cleaning of the facility," said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security and Social Services, JP Smith.

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Cape Town Climbing Community Mourns One of Their Own

[News24Wire] An avalanche of poignant messages expressing shock and sadness over the unexpected death of experienced mountain climber and sailor, Ian Slatem, have flooded social media.

[News24Wire] An avalanche of poignant messages expressing shock and sadness over the unexpected death of experienced mountain climber and sailor, Ian Slatem, have flooded social media.

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