OPINION: What Next for Harry Kalaba?

The tremor caused by the Harry Kalaba resignation from government should cause some reason for concern by the political leadership. Others may argue the resignation has caused an earthquake in the Patriotic Front government. While others may dismiss it as … Continued

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The tremor caused by the Harry Kalaba resignation from government should cause some reason for concern by the political leadership. Others may argue the resignation has caused an earthquake in the Patriotic Front government. While others may dismiss it as being of no political consequence. Whatever the interpretation, the resignation is a harbinger of something gone wrong in the Patriotic Front. Kalaba alongside the likes of Dr Chitalu Chilufya, Felix Mutati, Lucky Mulusa, Vincent Mwale and vice president Inonge Wina have been among the few cabinet ministers whose standing has been generally above political affiliation. Their standing has been such that ordinary Zambians could stand proud of them without having to wear political lenses. Kalaba has been high on the list of ministers that have carried their head above shoulders with a sober mind. The Bahati lawmaker has been above the mindless tribal and divisive political talk that is at the centre of Zambian politics currently. Any sober minded person would also attest to the competence of Kalaba in the portfolio of Foreign Affairs where he served with reasonable success. When someone so settled and emblematic of the Patriotic Front DNA jumps ship what is the public to read? What has gone so dramatically wrong for Kalaba to ditch government? Is Kalaba just another ego chasing politician harbouring Presidential ambitions? Is Kalaba offering himself on the altar of political sacrifice for a greater political cause? Did he not cite corruption in the Patriotic Front government? Is he headed to the National Democratic Focus (NDC) noisy side of political business where Chishimba Kambwili is the lead vocalist? Whatever his destination Kalaba should think carefully about his next move as many before him have struggled to strike a political masterpiece with their well-intended resignations. While the Levy Mwanawasa case stands tall in our history books there have been disastrous departures as happened with Mike Mulongoti, George Mpombo and Lameck Mangani. The post OPINION: What Next for Harry Kalaba? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Fuel Scarcity – the Rich Also Cry

[Vanguard] Nigerians must count themselves lucky. The past year was one in which many ugly things were to happen in the land but God saw us through them all. For a good part of the year, our President was so ill that he was out of the country in search…

[Vanguard] Nigerians must count themselves lucky. The past year was one in which many ugly things were to happen in the land but God saw us through them all. For a good part of the year, our President was so ill that he was out of the country in search of superior treatment. Like the Biblical Paul and Silas, Nigerians prayed; they sang; and the Holy Ghost came down.

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No Gender Discrimination At Work in Nigeria – Govt

[Vanguard] THE Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has dispelled the fear of gender-based discrimination in Nigerian workplaces as expressed by the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Article IV Consulta…

[Vanguard] THE Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has dispelled the fear of gender-based discrimination in Nigerian workplaces as expressed by the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Article IV Consultation Team.

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Way Out of Fuel Crisis – Payment of N800b Subsidy Arrears On the Cards

[Vanguard] THE Federal Government is considering payment of N800 billion fuel subsidy arrears to oil marketers, provision of tax holidays and other incentives as part of measures targeted at ending the lingering scarcity.

[Vanguard] THE Federal Government is considering payment of N800 billion fuel subsidy arrears to oil marketers, provision of tax holidays and other incentives as part of measures targeted at ending the lingering scarcity.

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Labour Issues Ultimatum On New Minimum Wage

[Vanguard] Though a tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee was inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari on November 27, 2017, it is becoming obvious that Organised Labour and indeed, workers, are now restive over the protracted issue which has…

[Vanguard] Though a tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee was inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari on November 27, 2017, it is becoming obvious that Organised Labour and indeed, workers, are now restive over the protracted issue which has been a focal point of Labour agitation since 2015 when the current N18,000 minimum wage elapsed.

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NLC Bombs El-Rufai, Holds Rally for Kaduna Workers On Jan 11

[Vanguard] Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has alerted the Presidency and Nigerians over perceived draconian leadership of the Kaduna State Government under Mallam Nasir el-Rufai as governor, accusing the governor of unprecedented assault on the state wo…

[Vanguard] Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has alerted the Presidency and Nigerians over perceived draconian leadership of the Kaduna State Government under Mallam Nasir el-Rufai as governor, accusing the governor of unprecedented assault on the state workers.

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Benue Killings – Protesters Lock Down Makurdi, Demand Buhari’s Resignation

[Vanguard] Makurdi, the Benue State capital was on lockdown, yesterday, as thousands of youths took over the strategic Wurukum roundabout and Makurdi Lafia Road in protest over Tuesday’s attack on Benue communities by suspected herdsmen, which left ove…

[Vanguard] Makurdi, the Benue State capital was on lockdown, yesterday, as thousands of youths took over the strategic Wurukum roundabout and Makurdi Lafia Road in protest over Tuesday's attack on Benue communities by suspected herdsmen, which left over 50 dead.

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Electricity – Blackout, As Nigeria Again Records System Collapse

[Vanguard] There are indications that the lingering poor power supply in the country may not be anytime over as three days into the new year, the nation has recorded another system collapse.

[Vanguard] There are indications that the lingering poor power supply in the country may not be anytime over as three days into the new year, the nation has recorded another system collapse.

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