Pres. Lungu Creates 3 New Districts

President Edgar Lungu has established three new districts in Northern Province. Local government Minister Vincent Mwale has named the new districts as Lunte which has been created from Mporokoso district and Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda districts from Mpika. Mwale has told … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has established three new districts in Northern Province. Local government Minister Vincent Mwale has named the new districts as Lunte which has been created from Mporokoso district and Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda districts from Mpika. Mwale has told Parliament that the creation of the three districts is in government’s continued effort and programme of taking services closer to the people. He adds that this is also part of the implementation of the decentralization process and continued fulfillment of campaign promises. Mwale states that the potential the creation of new districts has to create the human, social, economic and sustainable development cannot be overemphasized as it has been appreciated by people in the newly created districts from 2011 to date. He also defended the decision to create two new districts from Mpika district explaining that Mpika was the biggest district in the country. The post Pres. Lungu Creates 3 New Districts appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND MPs Protest Against Matibini; Walk Out Of Parliament

Opposition UPND Members of Parliament this morning walked out of Parliament in protest against a ruling made by the Speaker Patrick Matibini against Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo. This was after the Speaker forced Nkombo to withdraw a question he posed … Continued

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Opposition UPND Members of Parliament this morning walked out of Parliament in protest against a ruling made by the Speaker Patrick Matibini against Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo. This was after the Speaker forced Nkombo to withdraw a question he posed following a Ministerial statement by Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela. In his question, Nkombo wanted to dispute Chitotela’s suggestion that the corruption the PF government has been accused of in the road sector was only perception without proven evidence, by reminding him that President Edgar Lungu is on record of having hinted on dismissing corrupt Ministers. But before Nkombo could justify his argument, Dr Matibini interjected by advising Nkombo not to involve President Lungu in the matter before the House. Nkombo responded to the Speaker’s guidance by saying he would then withdraw both his question and President Lungu’s suggestion that there are corrupt Ministers in government. Dr Matibini, however, insisted by ruling that Nkombo does not involve President Lungu in his debate forcing the Mazabuka lawmaker to opt to withdraw the whole question. It was after this ruling that UPND MPs decided to walk out of the House in protest. This prompted Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to rise on a point of order seeking the speaker’s ruling on whether Mr Nkombo was in order to leave the house in the manner he did. Justice Matibini has since reserved his ruling on the Point of Order. The post UPND MPs Protest Against Matibini; Walk Out Of Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Stylish Zambia Down Egypt 3-1

Zambia and Guinea both came from behind to win their respective matches against Egypt and Mali to confirm their places in the semi finals of the Total U-20 Africa Cup. Guinea stunned Mali by beating them 3-2 in a thrilling … Continued

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Zambia and Guinea both came from behind to win their respective matches against Egypt and Mali to confirm their places in the semi finals of the Total U-20 Africa Cup. Guinea stunned Mali by beating them 3-2 in a thrilling encounter played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Beston Chambeshi’s lads were in no mood to give favours and defeated the Egyptians despite having already qualified to the semi finals. The Egyptians had a dream start when Karim Hassan scored in the 36th minute and went to the half time break in the lead. Chambeshi withdrew Chrispine Sakulanda just before the break for Emmanuel Banda. The junior Chipolopolo were back breathing fire in the second half and were back on level terms three minutes into the second half through an acrobatic Patson Daka effort. Zambia started pushing in front and went ahead in the 73rd minute through Fashion Sakala who took his tournament tally to three goals. Enock Mwepu’s pin-point cross landed gracefully on Sakala’s head with Daka harvesting his brace in the added time. Zambia and Guinea will wait for the outcome of Group B matches to know their semi-final opponents. President Edgar Lungu was in the stands to witness the lads beat Egypt. (Source: Bolazambia) The post Stylish Zambia Down Egypt 3-1 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Regina Chiluba Interred

Regina Chifunda Chiluba, the widow of second Republican president Frederick J.T Chiluba, has been laid to rest in Lusaka. Regina, 55, was put to rest at Lusaka’s Memorial Park on Saturday March 4, 2017. Zambians from different spheres attended the … Continued

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Regina Chifunda Chiluba, the widow of second Republican president Frederick J.T Chiluba, has been laid to rest in Lusaka. Regina, 55, was put to rest at Lusaka’s Memorial Park on Saturday March 4, 2017. Zambians from different spheres attended the burial of the late Mrs Chiluba. Mrs Chiluba succumbed a week ago after a battle with cancer. She is survived by three children. Former spokesperson for Dr Chiluba, a close ally of the widow, paid tribute to the deceased. BELOW IS MWAMBA’S WRITE UP TRIBUTE TO MRS REGINA CHIFUNDA CHILUBA DELIVERED AT THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS* Saturday 4th March 2017 To members of the bereaved family To the Children from both families, To Bwalya, Mando, Malama, Makasa and Lombe, Government Representatives Good morning to you all. I met Dr. Frederick Chiluba shortly after he left office in 2002. It didn’t take long before he proposed that I work for his office, Office of the Second President, as Administrator. His successor, President Levy Mwanawasa SC, had begun a process to rebrand the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) and his inherited government, in policies and programs. He called the MMD the New Deal Government and followed up with an anti-corruption drive that immediately affected his predecessor. So I met Dr. Chiluba during these circumstances; when he was troubled with legal battles and a determined fight to preserve his presidential legacy. He was also keen to prove his innocence against a myriad of corruption allegations leveled against him. So I didn’t meet him during the glorious days of his reign as President between 1991-2001, a reign that comes with splendor, majesty and respect that come to the one occupying the office of President of the Republic of Zambia. I didn’t meet him when he was Zambia’s best loved and eloquent leader. Before he was President, Dr. Chiluba had enjoyed a position as a renowned trade union leader for over 17 years between 1971-1990, when he was President General of the Zambia Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU). So my walk with Dr. Chiluba was a baptism by fire. Besides my appointment as administrator to his office, he also appointed me as his official spokesperson. So it is from this background that I stand here to give brief remarks about Dr. Chiluba’s beloved spouse, Mama Regina Chifunda Chiluba. Mrs. Regina Chiluba During this period of tribulations and trials, Dr. Chiluba stood strong, spirited and determined. And Mama Regina Chiluba was a permanent fixture and pillar standing with him during this entire time. Remember that at this stage, he was deserted by many of his close associates and he cut a lonely figure save for his wife, Mrs. Regina Chiluba and a few family members and associates. He would usually say to me; ‘’don’t worry, if we have God on our side, we are in the majority….but a good wife and good lawyers does help tooâ€. Many family members and supporters around him cried when he was first taken to Lusaka Central Police Station. But he emerged encouraging us and all to be strong. Many cried when he was asked to remove his shoes, his belt and he was fingerprinted at Woodlands Police Station. But his message was the same. “Let us stand strong”. Many cried when they saw him for the first time in the small accused box at the Lusaka’s Chikwa Magistrate Court. But he remained a great motivation to all of us and continued to encourage us that “bane fikapitaâ€. He portrayed a resilient image of a warrior ready to go through whatever was thrown at him. But it was in October 2006, shortly after the 2006 General Elections, the day that Mrs. Regina Chiluba was summoned, charged and arrested that I saw Dr. Chiluba appear broken. It appeared that he could go through all embarrassment but could not however stand the shame of seeing his wife paraded in that fashion. It was this moment that we saw how deeply Dr. Chiluba loved his wife. By 2004, Dr. Chiluba was unwell. I guess the toll of his cases and continuous and sustained negative press was affecting him. We made repeated requests to evacuate him for specialist treatment to his doctors in the United Kingdom or South Africa. This was turned down, again and again. But by March 2006, Dr. Chiluba was critically ill. Hon. Dalton Sokontwe, a Member of Parliament for Chembe at the time, and a former Deputy Minister who was fired for refusing to stop visiting Dr. Chiluba approached me and said that he feared the worst for Dr. Chiluba. He said his repeated advice to Dr. Chiluba to speak directly to President Mwanawasa had not yielded any fruits. “I believe despite all this, President Mwanawasa is a good human beingâ€. So we sought to identify a person who could help us reach President Mwanawasa- but without the knowledge of Dr. Chiluba. Hon. Sokontwe proposed that we go to see the Defense Minister, Hon. Kalombo Mwansa. And Hon. Sokontwe presented the serious medical crisis of Dr. Chiluba. This went so well that by afternoon, President Levy Mwanawasa and the First Lady Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa were at Dr. Chiluba’s residence in Kabulonga. President Mwanawasa was shocked that President Chiluba was that unwell. He ordered for his immediate medical evacuation to South Africa. Hence started the journey to help or attempt restore the health of Dr. Chiluba. In all this, Mrs. Regina Chiluba stood resolute as a supportive spouse. She prayed, she encouraged him, besides God, Mrs. Regina Chiluba was the other strong pillar for Dr. Chiluba. For ten years that Dr. Chiluba was in Court, whether it was raining, whether it was hot, whether it was cold, whether it was windy, Mrs. Regina Chiluba was there with us. I met the Chiluba’s at the most difficult period of their lives, but it were these difficult circumstances that turned out to be the perfect environment to test my spirit, my courage, the virtue of loyalty. I was honoured to serve Dr. Chiluba together with all those that stood with them. Madam Barbra, Madam Kapata and others, Faustin Kabwe and Aaron Chungu and others. But I particularly wish to recognise the humility and commitment of their lawyers especially Robert Simeza and John Sangwa. But the unsung hero in all this is not Emmanuel Mwamba, but Dr. Justin Kangwa. Dr. Justin Kangwa who was presidential physician of Dr Frederick Chiluba from State House, stood with him even after State House. He also has been the physician of Mrs. Regina Chiluba and many family members. God bless Dr. Kangwa God bless you all. May the Soul of Mrs. Regina Chifunda Chiluba Rest in Eternal Peace. â—„ 2 Timothy 4:7 â–º “You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith.” Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, The post Regina Chiluba Interred appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MAK Changes Criteria for Admission to Law Course

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University insists pre-entry exams shall be the sole criteria for admission of students on government scholarship to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course instead of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). Mr Alfred…

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University insists pre-entry exams shall be the sole criteria for admission of students on government scholarship to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course instead of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). Mr Alfred Masikye Namoah, the university's academic registrar, said: "The A-Level results and other relevant qualifications will determine eligibility to sit the pre-entry exams. The government sponsorship shall be awarded on merit based on grades obtained at the pre-entry exams."

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Chinese Sand Miners Clash With Wakiso Chairperson

[Monitor] Wakiso -Wakiso District chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika on Thursday nearly exchanged blows with Chinese miners whom he accused of illegally operating at Lugumba Landing Site in Zazi parish, Kasanje Sub-county.

[Monitor] Wakiso -Wakiso District chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika on Thursday nearly exchanged blows with Chinese miners whom he accused of illegally operating at Lugumba Landing Site in Zazi parish, Kasanje Sub-county.

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200 Girls Abandon Home Over Violence Weekly

[Monitor] Kampala -At least 200 girls run away from their parents and guardians’ home due to domestic violence, an Action Aid official has said. Ms Irene Ahimbisibwe, an Action Aid’s psychosocial support officer, said they record more than 500 cases of…

[Monitor] Kampala -At least 200 girls run away from their parents and guardians' home due to domestic violence, an Action Aid official has said. Ms Irene Ahimbisibwe, an Action Aid's psychosocial support officer, said they record more than 500 cases of girls and women who fall victim to domestic violence countrywide weekly.

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UPDF Soldier Shot Dead in Fight With M-23 Rebels

[Monitor] Kisoro -One UPDF soldier was shot dead while another sustained minor injuries in a cross fire as the army and Uganda Wildlife Authority security officials repulsed M-23 rebels that attempted to cross into Uganda at Sabinyo in Mgahinga Gorilla…

[Monitor] Kisoro -One UPDF soldier was shot dead while another sustained minor injuries in a cross fire as the army and Uganda Wildlife Authority security officials repulsed M-23 rebels that attempted to cross into Uganda at Sabinyo in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro District on Tuesday.

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Shoprite Condemns South Africa’s Xenophobic Violence

[Premium Times] Shoprite Nigeria, the local arm of South Africa’s retail giant, Shoprite, has condemned the spate of xenophobic violence being perpetrated in its home country.

[Premium Times] Shoprite Nigeria, the local arm of South Africa's retail giant, Shoprite, has condemned the spate of xenophobic violence being perpetrated in its home country.

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