Floods Hit Lusaka

Heavy rains have caused serious flooding in some part of Lusaka with the poor drainage system largely to blame. The country has experienced unprecedented rainfall but the poor drainage system is not helping matters. Roads and houses around the upmarket … Continued

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Heavy rains have caused serious flooding in some part of Lusaka with the poor drainage system largely to blame. The country has experienced unprecedented rainfall but the poor drainage system is not helping matters. Roads and houses around the upmarket Mass Media area are submerged and in some cases impassable. The same applies to the country’s elite shopping destination – Arcades. So far, authorities are yet to announce any measures for the affected areas. The post Floods Hit Lusaka appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Merging of Courses Good for Makerere

[Monitor] Makerere University should be applauded for the new move it has taken to improve the quality of graduates it churns out every year. It’s a good decision it which should have come much earlier.

[Monitor] Makerere University should be applauded for the new move it has taken to improve the quality of graduates it churns out every year. It's a good decision it which should have come much earlier.

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Kabwata Resident: Given Lubinda, Where Art Thou? We Are Swimming To Work!

A Kabwata constituency voter has written an open letter to area Member of Parliament Given Lubinda to remember his people and not be consumed with the luxury of his office. Kabwata constituency has not be spared by the heavy rain … Continued

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A Kabwata constituency voter has written an open letter to area Member of Parliament Given Lubinda to remember his people and not be consumed with the luxury of his office. Kabwata constituency has not be spared by the heavy rain that has hit the country leaving various areas flooded. BELOW IS AN OPEN LETTER TO LUBINDA 22.02.17 23:00hrs Dear Given Lubinda, I’m still waiting for a response to my tweet. I get it, you’ve got Parliament and the Ministry of Justice, your family, maybe the gym every wednesday, you’re a busy man. At the end of the day maybe all you wanna do is read a good James Hardley Chase, or listen to some country music, (you strike me as a country music guy) so twitter would be the last thing on your mind. But you see Mr. Lubinda, a few weeks after elections, you responded to a tweet in which I queried the people of Kabwata Constituency for having voted for you again. I didn’t ‘@’ mention you in that tweet Sir, but somehow it popped up on your radar and you responded. Months after that, I used two of your handles and it’s 2017 and I’m still waiting for a response. Yes, you’re busy, I understand. I’m just a legal assistant and I’m learning that life does get busy, I mean, we’re all just learning to adult here, right? And you probably won’t have the time to read this ’til the end if I lengthen it anymore, so if you ever see this Sir, I still really just wanna know, are there any plans in your 5 year plan for Kabwata Constituency, to Tar Nkunda road? Yours faithfully, Sleep-less in Chilenje. (Because I’m thinking of how I will go over the pools of water on Nkunda road in the morning) Source: Edwina Mazunda (Facebook) The post Kabwata Resident: Given Lubinda, Where Art Thou? We Are Swimming To Work! appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lawmakers Approve Plans To Erect Ultra Modern Sex Den

Parliament is in the process of constructing an ultra-modern National Assembly motel for lawmakers. The facility has notoriously been referred to as a “sex den” where women are “slaughtered”. According to the Zambia Daily Mail, parliamentary chief whip Richard Musukwa … Continued

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Parliament is in the process of constructing an ultra-modern National Assembly motel for lawmakers. The facility has notoriously been referred to as a “sex den” where women are “slaughtered”. According to the Zambia Daily Mail, parliamentary chief whip Richard Musukwa says the current National Assembly motel is not only dilapidated but also has limited space following the increase in the number of constituencies and the abolition of the position of deputy ministers. After the delimitation exercise by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), six more constituencies were created. This brings the number of constituencies to 156 from 150. “We have had a few challenges accommodating MPs because the current structure is not large enough. It is also an old structure that even renovations are not making sense. In fact it is more expensive to renovate,†Mr Musukwa said. He said the problem of accommodation for MPs while on Parliamentary business in Lusaka has become more evident and acute with the absence of deputy ministers. “We no longer have deputy ministers, so all these have to be housed by the National Assembly. We have made alternative arrangements with other Government lodges such as the Belvedere and Long Acres lodges to accommodate the spill- over MPs,†Musukwa said. He said the National Assembly has enough land to build a modern and spacious motel for MPs saying it is part of the reforms and modernisation process. “We are working on it. This is part of modernisation. Very soon you will see results,†he said. Former Katuba MP Jonas Shakafuswa once revealed that National Assembly motel is a ‘slaughter house’ where male MPs took turns sneaking in female take away as part of their extra curricula activities when done with their parliamentary business. The post Lawmakers Approve Plans To Erect Ultra Modern Sex Den appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Alleged N8.5 Billion Debt – Court Bars Stella Oduah From Operating Company’s Account in 21 Banks

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday issued an order, restraining Senator Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited from making any withdrawals from its account and those of three other c…

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday issued an order, restraining Senator Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited from making any withdrawals from its account and those of three other companies domiciled with 21 banks.

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U.S. Military to Support Nigerian Armed Forces

[Daily Trust] The Defence headquarters on Wednesday said the Commander of the United States African Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser pledged the commitment of the United State military to assist Nigerian Armed Forces defeat terrorism in the …

[Daily Trust] The Defence headquarters on Wednesday said the Commander of the United States African Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser pledged the commitment of the United State military to assist Nigerian Armed Forces defeat terrorism in the region.

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Biofuels Bill 2014 Promised , Still Pending

[Monitor] Speaking at the Government Media Centre in Kampala, the minister said that government had authorised the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development to have the Bill gazetted and introduced in Parliament for debate and enactment.

[Monitor] Speaking at the Government Media Centre in Kampala, the minister said that government had authorised the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development to have the Bill gazetted and introduced in Parliament for debate and enactment.

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