Kwacha Constituency 2021 Hopefuls Draw Battle lines

The battle for the heart and soul of Kwacha Constituency in 2021 is taking shape with incumbent Joe Malanji cementing his hold while prospective challenger Chritsopher Kang’ombe is waging a subtle campaign. Malanji hosted a 10 member team of Ministers … Continued

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The battle for the heart and soul of Kwacha Constituency in 2021 is taking shape with incumbent Joe Malanji cementing his hold while prospective challenger Chritsopher Kang’ombe is waging a subtle campaign. Malanji hosted a 10 member team of Ministers at Changanamai grounds for a thanks giving rally among them Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Secretary General Davies Mwila. The is believed to have been a subtle message by Malanji to prospective challengers that he was not about to give way. Kwacha Constituency has had emerging camps with others loyal to Malanji while the team Kang’ombe soldiers are also consolidating their hold. Prior to the rally, Kang’ombe was shocked that a rally was to be held in his district without his knowledge despite being district chairman. “What you are seeing now is the beginning of a fight for this constituency in 2021 because you can’t call a rally in a district without the knowledge of the district chairman, even as a the province we only heard of this rally this morning, so it tells you what is happening, but we will talk to the provincial chairman to see how some of these issues can be addressed because for your own information Kang’ombe didn’t want to even attend this rally because he was not informed,” a member of the Provincial executive stated. Malanji has been making efforts to put off Kang’ombe who has interest of serving the people of Kwacha Constituency in 2021. Ronald Chitotela, Richard Musukwa, Prof. Nkandu Luo, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, Stephen Kampyongo, Alexander Chiteme, Moses Mawere, Freedom Sikazwe as well as Independent Members of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo and Mwila Mutale attended the rally that was officiated by Party Secretary General Davies Mwila.   The post Kwacha Constituency 2021 Hopefuls Draw Battle lines appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kambwili is Still PF-Chitotela

It is nonsensical for Chishimba Kambwili to ask people to leave the Patriotic Front Party and join the NDC while he remains a PF Member of Parliament, Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has charged. Speaking at a public … Continued

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It is nonsensical for Chishimba Kambwili to ask people to leave the Patriotic Front Party and join the NDC while he remains a PF Member of Parliament, Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has charged. Speaking at a public rally in Kitwe, Chitotela said Kambwili was a wrong person to ask PF members to join NDC yet he continues to cling on the same party. He warned those running to join NDC to think twice because the person persuading them would easily settle in the Patriotic Front once forgiven. Chitotela challenged those joining the NDC to ask their consultant which political party he belongs to. “How does Chishimba Kambwili ask you to leave when himself is a PF Member of Parliament? Kambwili is still PF and the day we will say we have forgiven him, where will you go with NDC?” he said. He charged that the NDC was a political party without direction and those running to it will soon regret and re-join the PF like many others are doing. The post Kambwili is Still PF-Chitotela appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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We Never Sent Nigerian Migrants Back to Libya – Italian Envoy

[Daily Trust] The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefano Pontesilli has dismissed reports that Italy sometimes sent some migrants, including Nigerians on sea route to Europe back to Libya.

[Daily Trust] The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefano Pontesilli has dismissed reports that Italy sometimes sent some migrants, including Nigerians on sea route to Europe back to Libya.

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PF SG Urges MPs to Visit their Constituencies

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has told Members of Parliament in Kitwe to go back to constituencies and appreciate challenges their electorates are going through. Mwila said Members of Parliament needed to be consistent in interacting with people that … Continued

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has told Members of Parliament in Kitwe to go back to constituencies and appreciate challenges their electorates are going through. Mwila said Members of Parliament needed to be consistent in interacting with people that elected them to avoid rejection in 2021 during campaigns. He said that Members of Parliament that are in the habit of not visiting their constituencies are a problem and not helping the party. “I want to encourage you MP’s especially here in Kitwe, go back to your constituencies and meet your people, we don’t want problems of people being booed in 2021during campaigns,” Mwila said. He further warned that the ruling party would not re-adopt candidates that will be difficult to sell to electorates in 2021. And Mwila received defectors who rejoined the PF from NDC and UPND. Among them was Dorothy Chimpimpi who was NDC Member of the Central Committee and National Women’s Chairlady. She led other defectors from Lufwanyama District who had switched to NDC just five months ago. The post PF SG Urges MPs to Visit their Constituencies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Dangote Donates U.S.$5,6 Million Housing Estate to Borno IDPs

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -President of the Dangote Group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday commissioned a N2billion housing estate he built for Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State.

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -President of the Dangote Group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday commissioned a N2billion housing estate he built for Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State.

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Nyirenda Speaks for Expelled Riotous UNZA Students

Operation Young Vote has spoken for the expelled University of Zambia students over riotous behaviour. OYV executive director Guess Nyirenda said that the expelled students were not given a hearing before being chucked out of campus. Nyirenda said that the … Continued

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Operation Young Vote has spoken for the expelled University of Zambia students over riotous behaviour. OYV executive director Guess Nyirenda said that the expelled students were not given a hearing before being chucked out of campus. Nyirenda said that the students may have been wrongly accused of the deed as there may have been no thorough investigations. Below is the full statement: 16th JUNE, 2018: MINISTER’S UNILETRAL REMOVAL OF 5 UNZA STUDENTS FROM GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP STATEMENT BY OYV The alleged unilateral decision by the Minister of Higher Education Prof. Nkandu Luo to remove the five University of Zambia (UNZA) students from Government sponsorship is not only personal, appalling and unacceptable but also an act abuse of authority and office and total infringement of human rights and right to education for the said students. If it is indeed true that the affected students were not subjected to legal procedures as laid down in the students’ affairs disciplinary code at the institution, to be granted the much need opportunity to be heard, then the Minister was completely out of order. It must be appreciated that in no way that OYV supporting any student misconduct and/or riotous behavior, but merely calling for the rules of natural justice to be applied. The Minister should know very well or in case she has forgotten must be reminded that a person/suspect is innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of law – or in the case of students the Students University Disciplinary Committee – whose decision can be appealed against to the court of law. It is very worrying that under the Patriotic Front (PF) regime, things are upside down, where one gets punished and then heard later. There are many examples to this effect. What is also sad is the way and tone the Minister used when addressing the same issue with the media. There was autocracy in handling the whole matter. The Minister must not sound as though the money paying for the sponsorship of students is hers as an individual – it’s not her personal money but tax payers and the same students’ parents and/or guardians are tax payers. It is actually more riotous and inhuman to unilaterally cut students (especially that they have been studying for many years) from Government sponsorship without any consideration for natural justice where the accused are given an opportunity to be heard. Operation Young Vote therefore demands that the Minister reverses the unilateral decision and allow the students an opportunity to be heard. In the event that the Minister becomes adamant, as is always the case with the PF regime, we can only urge the students to remain strong and seek a judicial review in the courts of law. For and on behalf of OPERATION YOUNG VOTE Guess Nyirenda (Mr.) Executive Director The post Nyirenda Speaks for Expelled Riotous UNZA Students appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nigeria Will Soon Obtain Polio-Free Status – Minister

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said Nigeria is on course to obtaining a polio-free status, having spent the last 18 months without a reported case.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said Nigeria is on course to obtaining a polio-free status, having spent the last 18 months without a reported case.

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Chipata to get a Thermal Power Station

Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo says government has intervened in the alleged problems between Paramount Chief Mpezeni and the institution that wants to put up a thermal plant in Chipata. Addressing journalists recently,  Kasolo said he was very happy … Continued

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Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo says government has intervened in the alleged problems between Paramount Chief Mpezeni and the institution that wants to put up a thermal plant in Chipata. Addressing journalists recently,  Kasolo said he was very happy with the project. “I was being asked that there were some problems between the Paramount Chief and the people who want to develop (a thermal plant), now we did the necessary intervention and the Paramount chief has given a great blessing to these projects,†he said. Kasolo said there were two pieces of land had been identified with one from government which is about 74 hectares and another which was between 110 to 115 hectares from Paramount Chief Mpezeni. He said consultants had already done the topography testing on the same land which is earmarked for the plant. Kasolo said the project would help create employment for local people. The post Chipata to get a Thermal Power Station appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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