Zuma Watch – Ordinary South Africans Want to See the Back of the Country’s President Sooner Rather Than Later

[Daily Maverick] With comments such as “we needed to be led by gangsters to know we don’t need one in the future”, ordinary South African residents speak on the current political situation in the country. Many have expressed frustration at the manner i…

[Daily Maverick] With comments such as "we needed to be led by gangsters to know we don't need one in the future", ordinary South African residents speak on the current political situation in the country. Many have expressed frustration at the manner in which the leadership transition is being handled. Here are some South Africans' take on the state of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Banks Disappoint Siliya In E-Voucher Implementation

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya is disappointed with the services of Atlas Mara Bank and UBA Bank in the implementation of the e-voucher during this farming season. Siliya says the of the eight banks engaged by government, the two banks have … Continued

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Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya is disappointed with the services of Atlas Mara Bank and UBA Bank in the implementation of the e-voucher during this farming season. Siliya says the of the eight banks engaged by government, the two banks have been disappointing. She says even Barclays Bank which was engaged late has done well in terms of activating the cards. Siliya states that despite government releasing the money, the two banks have been taking too much time to load the money onto the cards. The Agriculture Minister said this when she checked on some agro dealers in Chongwe after some farmers could not access the inputs despite their cards showing they had money in them,owing to the failure by some banks to load the money onto the cards. Siliya later visited Atlas Mara Chongwe branch to find out why the bank was not activating the cards despite the government releasing the money. And Atlas Mara Bank Chongwe Branch Manager Judith Nalumino said the activation of the e-voucher cards is done at the Head office in Lusaka after the District Agricultural Coordinaton has submitted the list of the cards to be activated. Source: Qfm The post Banks Disappoint Siliya In E-Voucher Implementation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UNZA, CBU To Re-Open Month End

Seventeen (17) new cholera cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours countrywide of which 15 are from Lusaka and 2 from outside Lusaka. Meanwhile, higher learning institutions including University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University are expected to … Continued

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Seventeen (17) new cholera cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours countrywide of which 15 are from Lusaka and 2 from outside Lusaka. Meanwhile, higher learning institutions including University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University are expected to reopen by the end of February. Giving an update on the new cholera cases, ministry of health permanent secretary for administration Dr Kennedy Malama said of the new cases recorded in Lusaka, 4 are from Chipata compound, 5 from Kanyama , 2 from Matero, 3 from Chawama, and 1 from Chelstone chamba valley area. Dr Malama adds that a total of 4,008 cumulative cases have been recorded since the outbreak in October last year of which, 3744 have been recorded in Lusaka. And Dr Malama says the ministry is on course in reaching the targeted population of (1,025,915) in administering both the first and second dosage of the cholera vaccine. Meanwhile, the ministry of higher education has announced that ALL higher learning institutions will reopen by the end of February. Speaking at the same briefing, permanent secretary Mabvuto Sakala says while some institutions will reopen before the month end, UNZA will take longer to reopen because it has old infrastructure and requires a lot of work pertaining to sanitation to bring it to the required standards as requested by the health inspectors. Source: Qfm The post UNZA, CBU To Re-Open Month End appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Constitutes Ministerial Task Force On Projects

President Edgar Lungu has constituted a ministerial task force on project implementation that will ensure speedy completion of all infrastructure projects in the country. Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela who has been appointed chairperson of the Task … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has constituted a ministerial task force on project implementation that will ensure speedy completion of all infrastructure projects in the country. Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela who has been appointed chairperson of the Task Force has confirmed the development. Chitotela said the President has directed the task force to ensure that all the projects that are above 60 percent are completed within the first 6 months of this year. “President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has constituted a Ministerial Task Force on project implementation with instructions that all projects that are above 60 percent are completed in the first 6 months of 2018. After this the President wants the task force to shift its attention to other projects which are below 60 percent,†Chitotela said. He said the Task Force has further been instructed to update the President on a monthly basis on progress made in implementation of the various infrastructure projects across the country. Chitotela said it has been agreed that in the next few weeks, the Task Force will issue a statement to outline how much money will be released to which projects in the country. He has also said the Task force will make periodic inspection to all the projects in the country to ensure that construction is on course. “The President wants his instructions which he gave when he toured Muchinga Province recently to be adhered to. As Chairperson, I want to assure the people of Zambia that the Task Force will carry out fully its mandate as instructed by the President.†Chitotela said. He said the Task Force is composed of Ministers of Finance, General Education, Higher Education, Local Government and the Minister of Agriculture. Other members are the Ministers on the task force are of Health, Home Affairs and Housing and Infrastructure Development. The post Pres. Lungu Constitutes Ministerial Task Force On Projects appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kalaba Not Keen On NDC Invitation

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party has extended an olive branch to former Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba to join the party. And the opposition political party has distanced itself from individuals aligning themselves with Harry Kalaba while claiming to … Continued

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party has extended an olive branch to former Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba to join the party. And the opposition political party has distanced itself from individuals aligning themselves with Harry Kalaba while claiming to be NDC members. NDC national youth chairman Charles Kabwita said Kalaba is not a member of the NDC but welcome if he wishes to join. “The National Democratic Congress NDC wishes to put it on record that Harry Kalaba, the former Foreign Affairs Minister is not our member. “However, if Mr Kalaba is genuinely interested in joining the NDC, then he is more than welcome. Mr. Kalaba is free to join the NDC as an ordinary member,” Kabwita said. He has distanced the NDC from a group of individuals that are spearheading the formation of a new political party. “We advise our party members countrywide not to fall prey to such individuals championing the formation of this party. We also want to advise those handling Mr Kalaba to stop masquerading as NDC members” he added Kabwita has reassured NDC members that Dr. Chishimba kambwili is still and remains our party consultant. Harry Kalaba has however indicated that he will not be joining any political party but will consider forming his own. The post Kalaba Not Keen On NDC Invitation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mowzey Murder – Wamala Handed Himself in – Sister

[Monitor] Kampala -The sister of Godfrey Wamala, who is on remand on charges of murdering singer Moses Sekibogo, popularly known as Mowzey Radio, has dismissed claims that her brother was arrested by police from his hideout in Kyengera, Wakiso District.

[Monitor] Kampala -The sister of Godfrey Wamala, who is on remand on charges of murdering singer Moses Sekibogo, popularly known as Mowzey Radio, has dismissed claims that her brother was arrested by police from his hideout in Kyengera, Wakiso District.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane Releases Findings On Vrede Integrated Dairy Project

[Govt of SA] Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has red-carded the Free State Department of Agriculture for its handling of the Vrede Integrated Dairy Project, concluding that the department failed to manage and monitor implementation of the term…

[Govt of SA] Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has red-carded the Free State Department of Agriculture for its handling of the Vrede Integrated Dairy Project, concluding that the department failed to manage and monitor implementation of the terms of agreement with implementing agent, Estina (Pty) Ltd, in relation to budget evaluation, expenditure control and Estina's performance.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Brazilian Foreign Minister in Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Brazilian minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes, arrived on Friday morning in Luanda for a 24-hour work visit, in the ambit of the strengthening of the co-operation relations.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Brazilian minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes, arrived on Friday morning in Luanda for a 24-hour work visit, in the ambit of the strengthening of the co-operation relations.

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Completion of Drainage System At Zango 8000 Ward Set for August

[ANGOP] Luanda -The drainage system of the social housing project being implemented in Zango 8000 ward, in Luanda’s Viana Municipality, is expected to be concluded in August this year.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The drainage system of the social housing project being implemented in Zango 8000 ward, in Luanda's Viana Municipality, is expected to be concluded in August this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola