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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Tracing Origin of Age Limit Article 102 (B)

[Observer] It is 22 years since the 1995 Constitution was promulgated, including Article 102(b), which caps the upper age for presidential candidates at 75 years. SULAIMAN KAKAIRE examines why the age limit became an integral part of the constitution.

[Observer] It is 22 years since the 1995 Constitution was promulgated, including Article 102(b), which caps the upper age for presidential candidates at 75 years. SULAIMAN KAKAIRE examines why the age limit became an integral part of the constitution.

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MPs, Ministers React to Parliament Fracas

[Observer] James Acidiri (Maracha East, NRM): This [eviction] is an event, which builds overtime. It started at the time when the deputy speaker was chairing and you could clearly see that there was going to be a climax.

[Observer] James Acidiri (Maracha East, NRM): This [eviction] is an event, which builds overtime. It started at the time when the deputy speaker was chairing and you could clearly see that there was going to be a climax.

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Police Chief – I Planned Parliament Raid

[Observer] In his own words, Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura announced yesterday that he played the lead role in planning Wednesday afternoon’s invasion of Parliament by a joint security team drawn from “sister agencies.”

[Observer] In his own words, Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura announced yesterday that he played the lead role in planning Wednesday afternoon's invasion of Parliament by a joint security team drawn from "sister agencies."

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Pres. Lungu Appoints Dr Simon Miti To Top State House Post

President Edgar Lungu has appointed Dr Simon Miti as Principal Private Secretary at State House. Dr Miti’s position is at the same level as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet. According to a statement by presidential press aide, Dr Miti has … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has appointed Dr Simon Miti as Principal Private Secretary at State House. Dr Miti’s position is at the same level as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet. According to a statement by presidential press aide, Dr Miti has been serving as Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration at Cabinet Office and takes over from Mr Francis Chalabesa who has retired after expiry of his contract. The President has also appointed Mr Patrick Kangwa as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet in charge of Administration at Cabinet Office. Until his appointment, Mr Kangwa was National Coordinator at the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit under the Office of the Vice-President. He takes over from Mr Peter Kasanda who has retired following the expiry of his contract. At the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, the President has promoted Head of Research and Planning Ms Yande Mwape as National Coordinator. And the President has promoted Director for Performance Systems at the Management Development Division under Cabinet Office, Mr Mabvuto Sakala as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Higher Education. Mr Sakala takes over from Mr Owen Mgemezulu who has since been transferred to Cabinet Office as Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration. Meanwhile, the President has appointed Ms Alfreda Kansembe Mwamba as Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. The President has also appointed Mr Anthony Mukwita as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr Mukwita has been serving as Counsellor at the Zambian Mission in Sweden. The appointees will be sworn-in by His Excellency the President in due course. THE APPOINTMENTS LUSAKA, (Thursday, 28th September, 2017)——-His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has made various appointments at State House, Cabinet Office and in the Foreign Service as follows: (1) Dr Simon Miti, Principal Private Secretary -State House; (2) Mr Patrick Kangwa, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet-Administration, Cabinet Office; (3) Mr Mabvuto Sakala, Permanent Secretary- Ministry of Higher Education; (4) Mr Owen Mgemezulu, Permanent Secretary –Administration, Cabinet Office, (transfer); (5) Ms Yande Mwape, National Coordinator, Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit; (6) Ms Alfreda Kansembe Mwamba, Ambassador, Republic of Brazil; and (7) Mr Anthony Mukwita, Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany. Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres. Lungu Appoints Dr Simon Miti To Top State House Post appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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NRM MPs Praise Kadaga for Suspending Colleagues

[Observer] Several Members of Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party today took to the floor to shower praises at the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for close to three hours in a House abandoned by the opposition in protest.

[Observer] Several Members of Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party today took to the floor to shower praises at the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for close to three hours in a House abandoned by the opposition in protest.

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