Residents In Kalingalinga Upset With Government After Typhoid Breakout

Residents in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga are up in arms with the Ministry of Health following the outbreak of typhoid in compound. A water crisis in the area has contributed to the outbreak. The residents have appealed to government to facilitate uninterrupted … Continued

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Residents in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga are up in arms with the Ministry of Health following the outbreak of typhoid in compound. A water crisis in the area has contributed to the outbreak. The residents have appealed to government to facilitate uninterrupted supply of water to the area. The Ministry of Health has urged residents to keep their environment clean and assured that the water problem will soon be tackled by the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company. In Mtendere, workers engaged to dig drainage have downed tools after the contractor failed to pay them for two months. The Millennium Project said the contractor had duly been paid and should not shift blame. In Chibombo a surprise visit to rural health post caught workers off guard. Government officials have condemned the laissez-faire attitude of civil servants toward work. Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe was upset to find one clinic closed while clinical staff were reporting for work late at other locations. The PS has decided to transfer the supervisor of one of the new health post for failing to manage his staff in a bid to fight the poor working culture. The post Residents In Kalingalinga Upset With Government After Typhoid Breakout appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Emmasdale Bars Mixing Alcohol With Cough Syrup Benyline Exposed In LCC Raid

Some bar and nighclub owners in Emmasdale are allegedly mixing alcohol with a cough syrup called Benyline, a law enforcement operation has revealed. A recent Lusaka City Council (LCC) and Zambia Police operation revealed that traders in Emmasdale were mixing … Continued

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Some bar and nighclub owners in Emmasdale are allegedly mixing alcohol with a cough syrup called Benyline, a law enforcement operation has revealed. A recent Lusaka City Council (LCC) and Zambia Police operation revealed that traders in Emmasdale were mixing alcohol with foreign products. The local authority has vowed to increase night raids after successful operations leading to the the arrest of numerous youngsters. Over 100 teenage drinkers over two weekends were arrested in the crack down on illegal bar and nightclub owners recently. Last weekend, local authority operatives descended on Chazanga, Mandevu, Garden and Emmasdale townships during which 65 young patrons were nabbed. The arrest of the night club attendants through LCC is part of President Edgar Lungu’s call to curb teenage drinking in the country. LCC public relations manager Mulunda Habeenzu said the council will continue with night patrol of bars and clubs to ensure bar owners adhered to strict laws. He said it was disheartening that all the arrested patrons were young people. Habeenzu said those arrested were charged with idle and disorderly gathering which attracts a fine of K54, 00. Two weeks ago, the council in conjunction with the police carried out a similar operation in Matero townships. The post Emmasdale Bars Mixing Alcohol With Cough Syrup Benyline Exposed In LCC Raid appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Returns To Court; Will He See Light Today?

The case in which opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is charged with treason will come up for ruling today before Magistrate Betty Malupenga. The decision to transfer the case to Magistrate Malupenga, wife of local government permanent secretary Amos Malupenga, has … Continued

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The case in which opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is charged with treason will come up for ruling today before Magistrate Betty Malupenga. The decision to transfer the case to Magistrate Malupenga, wife of local government permanent secretary Amos Malupenga, has already been received with mixed feelings from the opposition UPND camp. Hichilema and five others were arrested on April 11 and charged with treason which is non-bailable. Legal gymnastics have kept Hichilema in prison. The opposition figure has been tossed from one Magistrate to another. Malupenga is the third magistrate handling the case. Green Malumani started off the matter before passing it on to Magistrate Simusamba. Magistrate Simusamba was due to make a ruling on Monday but called in sick forcing the matter to fall into the hands of Magistrate Malupenga. Magistrate Malupenga is expected to rule on whether the matter should be referred to the High Court as per committal certificate issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The post Hichilema Returns To Court; Will He See Light Today? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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93% Zambians Reject K2 Million Exercise To Withdraw From ICC

Zambians have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Government spent K2 million to get the views of citizens 93.3% of whom have rejected the proposal. Ministry of Justice has announced that the … Continued

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Zambians have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Government spent K2 million to get the views of citizens 93.3% of whom have rejected the proposal. Ministry of Justice has announced that the opinion sampling undertaken by the Government reveals that the majority of Zambia’s wish to remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Following a resolution by the African Union (AU) Summit to urge member states to pull out of the international court, President Edgar Lungu announced that Cabinet would seek the views of Zambians before the decision was made. Ministry of Justice states that most stakeholders and Zambian people have indicated that the country should continue to a member of the International Crime Court ICC. The results released by the Ministry of Justice shows that about 93.3% of those consulted affirmed that Zambia should continue to be part of the ICC. Zambian government decided to consult people whether Zambia should leave the ICC or not after the African Union AU asked all African Countries who are members of ICC to withdrew their membership. The post 93% Zambians Reject K2 Million Exercise To Withdraw From ICC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ngabwe Is Zambia’s Top Choice For New Capital City

Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa and his team have identified Ngabwe in Central Province as the new site for the country’s new capital city. Mulusa has announced that a proposal to select Ngabwe as the new capital city is … Continued

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Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa and his team have identified Ngabwe in Central Province as the new site for the country’s new capital city. Mulusa has announced that a proposal to select Ngabwe as the new capital city is ready and will be submitted to Cabinet for consideration. When appointed as minister, Mulusa embarked on a strategy to establish future plans that will help decongest Lusaka. Lusaka has over the years grown with its population increasing at a fast pace over the years. According to the last census, the population in one of southern Africa’s fast growing states was estimated at 1.8 million people. Experts say the population in Lusaka has grown to over 2.5 million and is soon to breach the 3 million mark. Mulusa says there was no proper planning for Lusaka to hold its current population. He said says the Ministry of National Planning was going to present to Cabinet a request to go ahead and do feasibility studies of the new capital city. Mulusa says his ministry had devised a plan to come up with a new capital city that would be able to compete with other African cities. “When you look at Lusaka in the next 10 years, the city will not be able to sustain us. The rate at which commerce and industry and official activities are growing cannot be met with Lusaka’s ability to grow its capacity. “Human settlement on its own is a problem and that is why my ministry is proposing that we start up a completely new capital city that will be planned on the modern principles of sustainable development,†he said. Mulusa said Ngabwe, west of Kabwe, was an ideal location for the capital city of Zambia because it was more central than Lusaka and it was easier to start building a city from scratch. The post Ngabwe Is Zambia’s Top Choice For New Capital City appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Missing’ GBM Raises Eyebrows; But UPND Say “It’s None Of Your Business”

The absence of United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba in the trials and tribulations of his president Hakainde Hichilema has continued to raise eyebrows. Bwalya, better known as GBM, has been conspicuously missing from the … Continued

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The absence of United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba in the trials and tribulations of his president Hakainde Hichilema has continued to raise eyebrows. Bwalya, better known as GBM, has been conspicuously missing from the frontline at Hichilema’s treason case court appearances. GBM has not been known to shy away from the political limelight but has continuously vanished from the scene letting political observers and UPND followers speculate about what he has been up to. Last week he issued a half-hearted statement pledging total loyalty to the incarcerated Hichilema who has been detained since April 11 on the non bailable charge of treason. Hichilema will be appearing in court today on his 45th day in prison while reports are rife GBM is on the run seeking political asylum. But UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumanga has defended GBM’s absence at court or public life saying its “none of your business.” Speaking on Muvi TV, Nalumango said the party found it strange that the ruling Patriotic Front was peddling propaganda that GBM was seeking asylum outside the country. She said the party was intact despite being disappointed with the continued incarceration of its leader. “We think that Hakainde has been detained politically – there is no legal issue! There is a political issue. I was talking to a very senior PF lawyer who said that ‘the problem is that there is political treason and legal treason and this is a political treason and because it is political, it is very difficult to even draw a line as to who is innocent,†said Nalumango. GBM has not been in the limelight from the day a video of him at Hichilema’s residence on the night of the raid was released. The post ‘Missing’ GBM Raises Eyebrows; But UPND Say “It’s None Of Your Business” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Bible School In Court For Breach Of Contract

THE Mapepi Bible College has been sued by Megasafe Wares and Logistics Company for breach of contract. The tertiary institution, situated in Chilanga, is said to have approached the plaintiff and requested to be supplied with various hardware and building … Continued

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THE Mapepi Bible College has been sued by Megasafe Wares and Logistics Company for breach of contract. The tertiary institution, situated in Chilanga, is said to have approached the plaintiff and requested to be supplied with various hardware and building materials amounting to K349,650 between December 2016 and April 2017. The plaintiff said it had made several promises and undertakings regarding payment of the accrued debt, but the defendant has to date not honoured it’s promises. Megasafe Wares and Logistics, through Martin Mbangu, disclosed that in the terms of agreement, the defendant had failed, refused or neglected to settle its indebtedness to the plaintiff, despite according repeated extensions and pleas for it to settle the debt. “That by virtue of the defendant’s failure to settle the claimed sum, they have breached the contract entered into by the parties to the detriment of the plaintiff who has suffered loss, damages and inconveniences,†read the statement of claim. The plaintiff is now demanding for the immediate payment of K349,650, being money owed by the defendant for various goods supplied plus interest at the current bank lending rate. The logistics company is further demanding for damages for breach of contract caused by the defendant’s actions, inconvenience and other incidental costs associated with the transaction. The post Bible School In Court For Breach Of Contract appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Machinery Moves Into Kasama

The Patriotic Front is quietly renewing its vowels with the electorates with party secretary general Davies Mwila hitting Northern Province on a five day recruitment mission. Mwila has appealed to the citizenry to keep faith in President Edgar Lungu as … Continued

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The Patriotic Front is quietly renewing its vowels with the electorates with party secretary general Davies Mwila hitting Northern Province on a five day recruitment mission. Mwila has appealed to the citizenry to keep faith in President Edgar Lungu as he has continued steering development across the country. He said that the PF was keeping its structures re-invigorated as they were scheduled to have intra party elections next year. Mwila said that the party was continuously engaging the electorates as they did not want to lose touch with the grassroots. He said that during the five day visit the party will sell the PF manifesto and also getting feedback from the citizenry. Mwila said President Lungu was determined to develop Zambia across all provinces. The post PF Machinery Moves Into Kasama appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Manchester Terror Attack Shocks Pres. Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has joined other global citizens in condemning the suicide act in Manchester that has left 23 people dead with 50 others injured. The terror act that targeted children and teenagers that had gone to attend a concert … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has joined other global citizens in condemning the suicide act in Manchester that has left 23 people dead with 50 others injured. The terror act that targeted children and teenagers that had gone to attend a concert at the Manchester Arena has drawn worldwide condemnation. FULL STATEMENT FROM STATE HOUSE: PRESIDENT LUNGU DEEPLY SHOCKED AT MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACK LUSAKA, (Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017) His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has learnt with a deep sense of shock the horrific death of more than twenty people in the terror attack which occurred in Manchester City, Britain and which also left more than 50 people injured on Monday night. The President has said Zambia unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and that attacks of this nature, targeted at a youthful crowd clearly indicate the urgent need for concerted measures by the global community to combat terrorism and extremism. “We in Zambia join progressive humanity to condemn in strongest terms acts of senseless violence such as this and pledge full support to Your Excellency and the people of the United Kingdom as they confront the ugly face of terrorism. Through various international arrangements, Zambia wishes to renew its commitment to global efforts to fight terrorism,†the President said. The President said this in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May. The President said the people of Zambia join the people of Britain in particular and the United Kingdom in general, in mourning the departed and prayed that the Almighty God will grant solace and fortitude to the bereaved families, and a quick recovery to the injured. “On behalf of my Government, the people of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey to Your Excellency, Mrs Theresa May, MP, the bereaved families and the people of Britain, our heartfelt sympathies and condolences on this tragic loss. Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem,†the President said. _____________________________________________________________________________ Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Manchester Terror Attack Shocks Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia CSO Wants Bride Price Abolished

A Zambian civil society organisation has called for the abolishing of the long-held tradition of bride price arguing that it had been culturally used to put women in bondage. NGOCC chairperson Sarah Longwe has attributed the increase in Gender Based … Continued

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A Zambian civil society organisation has called for the abolishing of the long-held tradition of bride price arguing that it had been culturally used to put women in bondage. NGOCC chairperson Sarah Longwe has attributed the increase in Gender Based Violence to lobola claiming it was used to force early marriages. She said it was disheartening to note that even tribes that previously never charged lobola had started demanding for money just for financial gain. Longwe lamented that society had started viewing girls and women as commodities that they could sell for profit. “Society has started viewing women and girls as goats, chickens and cows that they can easily exchange with money,†she said. Longwe said it was unfortunate to see young girls being forced into marriages where they are raped everyday and later die during child birth because their body had not matured enough for child bearing. She said a number of women were being unjustly treated because men boasted having bought them and that they had a right to treat them in the manner they wanted. Longwe said if lobola was abolished, women could decide to have protective sex or the number of children they want. “When lobola is paid, love ceases to exist since a woman is turned into a slave,†claimed Longwe said. Longwe said lobola was introduced by ancestors and worked well in their time but now it was exploiting and working against women in this generation. “Let lobola be abolished just as we abolished the practice of sexual cleansing and other bad practices in order to safeguard women,” she said. Longwe said if a country wanted to really achieve gender equality, vices such as lobola should be done away with as it was promoting gender inequality. The post Zambia CSO Wants Bride Price Abolished appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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