2018 Budget Presentation On Today

The 2018 National Budget will take the focus today as Finance Minister Felix Mutati presents it before parliament. Zambians will keep their ears at parliament buildings looking out for what benefits may accrue to them in the budget. Workers are … Continued

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The 2018 National Budget will take the focus today as Finance Minister Felix Mutati presents it before parliament. Zambians will keep their ears at parliament buildings looking out for what benefits may accrue to them in the budget. Workers are forever looking out for the tinkering in payee and other taxes as Mutati would be making his presentation. Of concern will be the allocation going to the education, health and social sectors that touch the most lives. In last year’s budget Mutati laid out a total of K64.5 billion or 27.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product. The post 2018 Budget Presentation On Today appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sacked KCC Employee Sues KCCA’s Jennifer Musisi

[Independent (Kampala)] The High Court in Kampala has summoned Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi, to respond to claims that she terminated a clerical officer of the authority without paying his emoluments amoun…

[Independent (Kampala)] The High Court in Kampala has summoned Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi, to respond to claims that she terminated a clerical officer of the authority without paying his emoluments amounting to billion shillings.

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Aya Chairman Sick, Kabafunzaki Trial Adjourned to November 16

[Independent (Kampala)] Aya Investment Company chairman Mohammad Hamid, the key witness in the corruption case against Labour State Minister Hebert Kabafunzaki and two others, has appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court but declined to testify, claim…

[Independent (Kampala)] Aya Investment Company chairman Mohammad Hamid, the key witness in the corruption case against Labour State Minister Hebert Kabafunzaki and two others, has appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court but declined to testify, claiming he is not feeling well and had an appointment with his doctor.

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New Factory Seeks to Reduce Leather Imports

[New Times] A leather products factory that started operations in Bugesera District last year has potential to help reduce the country’s import bill, the company executives and officials have said.

[New Times] A leather products factory that started operations in Bugesera District last year has potential to help reduce the country's import bill, the company executives and officials have said.

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Police to Halt Fire Tenders Demo at Parliament

Civil rights activist Laura Miti will have the challenge of seeing through her promise of demonstrating over the US$42 million fire tenders at parliament buildings this morning. Police have denied Miti’s joint Alliance for Community Action organization the right to … Continued

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Civil rights activist Laura Miti will have the challenge of seeing through her promise of demonstrating over the US$42 million fire tenders at parliament buildings this morning. Police have denied Miti’s joint Alliance for Community Action organization the right to protest at parliament building but the popular activist has insisted the march will go on as planned. Police service spokesperson Esther Katongo has warned that the protesters will be dispersed if they turn up at parliament buildings. Katongo also said that a counter demonstration spearheaded by Patriotic Front cadres seeking to render solidarity with Finance Minister Felix Mutati as he presents his budget has also been cancelled. Miti however says that the march will go as the reasons given by the police are illegal. She said that her network of civil society activists will turn up at parliament buildings. The purchase of 42 fire renders at US$42 million has stirred controversy with others branding the deal corrupt. Government has insisted the deal was above board. The post Police to Halt Fire Tenders Demo at Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Museveni, EU Boss Jean-Claude Juncker Discuss EPA

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community (EAC) member states on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community (EAC) member states on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).

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Kawengele Unfazed by Liwewe Legal Threat…Cites FIFA Code

Under-fire FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe’s tormentor in chief Maureen Kawengele is not retreating after the threat of being sued and has charged on, highlighting the FIFA Code of Conduct that sets guidelines on declaring interest. Kawengele has allegedly been … Continued

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Under-fire FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe’s tormentor in chief Maureen Kawengele is not retreating after the threat of being sued and has charged on, highlighting the FIFA Code of Conduct that sets guidelines on declaring interest. Kawengele has allegedly been identified with a flurry of media reports that have fingered the FAZ chief executive officer for corruption following his having his company Mpila Zambia handle perimeter advertising on behalf of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). Mpila Zambia is caught up in a corrupt branding deal awarded by a CAF marketing agent Largardere using the influence of the office of the FAZ GS. The post Kawengele Unfazed by Liwewe Legal Threat…Cites FIFA Code appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: A Zambia Of Double Standards

A certain Hjoe Moono has tickled our minds. We can now laugh at no one, but ourselves. He has reminded us of that one enterprise which came with the ruling Patriotic Front – Ilunda Chalo. Where is it by the … Continued

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A certain Hjoe Moono has tickled our minds. We can now laugh at no one, but ourselves. He has reminded us of that one enterprise which came with the ruling Patriotic Front – Ilunda Chalo. Where is it by the way? Anyway, the likes of Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili would be better placed to know its whereabouts – that’s if it grew legs and walked away on us. Let’s hypothetically imagine Grand View International was Ilunda Chalo. What would have most of us, the self styled moralists, have said about the $1 million fire trucks? Third Republican Levy Patrick Mwanawasa was right. He remarked, “Zambians forget easily.” And we really do. Let us face it; Grand View International and its owners have every right to compete for government business in the country. If they had a PF official, maybe then should we be taking them to task for one or two queries. As things stand, this is a company that should be treated the same way Ilunda Chalo was. No difference. That is the more reason we agree with Moono’s opinion. Lets stay away from double standard politics. READ BELOW THE ARTICLE Hypocrites: Remember Ilunda Chalo? “Where was Chishimba Kambwili and others when this rot was being supported?” By Hjoe Moono This might offend my political connects but some of you people today raising arms against Grand View International are a bunch of hypocrites who should apologise to Zambians for your insincerity. Have you forgotten that in 2012, just after being elected Republican President , Michael Sata and his close buddy Wynter Kabimba set up a company called Ilunda Chalo that was going to bid for government contracts? Wynter Kabimba, then Minister openly said that: “Ilunda Chalo Investment would partner with individuals and other companies to invest in areas such as mining, agriculture, tourism, infrastructure development, consultancy and many other areas to raise resources for the ruling party, PF” Guy Scot, then Republican Vice President defended this company in Parliament saying all previous governments had companies. Many people, including myself wrote against such a rotten move as it conflicted principles of good governance. However, many people, benefiting from the sops and spoils of such supported this rot as if it was some kind of a revolutionary proposal. Yet today, they complain that a private firm, Grand View International is purportedly a shell company for those in power. Well let’s admire them for being smart that they are not openly shareholders if indeed it is true. But if true, they are doing so because if you could support and defend Ilunda Chalo then surely you must be a supporter of plunder and abuse of public office for private again. I am sure you hypocrites have now learnt the hard lesson that life is long, and that the rot you supported has now caught up and you cannot handle the repugnant smell – this should be a lesson that at all times be on the right side, no matter how unpopular it is. So now that we are all on the same page, let us ensure that whatever is being bred now and needing criticism should get the full critism it deserves. And for those supporting obvious wrongs, just ask yourself, where is Ilunda Chalo today? Happy Thursday Folks! The post Opinion: A Zambia Of Double Standards appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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