I am coming into politics to serve the President-Sampa

PF candidate for the Lusaka mayoral election Miles Sampa says he has returned to the ruling party because he is a servant of President Edgar Lungu and so are the rest of the Zambian people. And Sampa says he was … Continued

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PF candidate for the Lusaka mayoral election Miles Sampa says he has returned to the ruling party because he is a servant of President Edgar Lungu and so are the rest of the Zambian people. And Sampa says he was wrong, emotional, impatient and immature but God has transformed him. Speaking when he featured on UNZA Radio’s Lusaka Star programme, Sampa said he had returned to the ruling party to serve the President since every Zambian was the President’s servant. “So no, my coming back into politics, one, its God’s will because without God nothing is possible, two, I am coming into politics to join the President’s vision. He is doing great things and working very hard. I am coming into politics to serve the President, I am his servant and every Zambian is the President’s servant. The Bible tells us [that] ‘honour and respect your leaders because leaders are appointed by God’. And if you disrespect any leader, God will bring you down. If you kneel down to any leader appointed by God, God will uplift you because you are humble. So I am coming to serve the President and I am coming to serve the people of Zambia. And I am in this case, God has decided that I serve the people of Lusaka. Politics is a service and I didn’t realize that actually I enjoyed it when I was doing it Matero and I missed it to serve people. I find satisfaction when I serve people,†Sampa said. And Sampa said he was immature, impatient and wrong when he criticized and left the PF. “Those things I left it means I don’t want them on my CV. Don’t go in the past. You can go if it is very important to the job of a mayor. My CV could have been longer but I edited those things that could not have been relevant to the job. So those other things are in my past and I don’t want to look back on them. Me and my President we embrace [each other]. He is my elder brother. On who I formed the pact with, God was showing me to learn that you meet good people and you meet bad people and you learn and you move forward. At the time I criticized PF, yes I must tell you that I was wrong and when you see that you are wrong, you make amends. I was wrong, at the time I was emotional, at the time, I was impatient, at the time I was immature, so God has his own way of transforming us as individuals. So yes I was wrong,†he said. He also clarified that his pronounced ‘100 days of transforming the council’ was misinterpreted. “And within 100 days, let’s go back to the famous 100 days that others decided to abuse. The last interview I had [at] the PF Interactive [Forum], I spoke about within 100 days. I was saying within 100 days I will start. So within 100 days I will start, not I will finish. I will start for instance, one, the process of decongesting the roads in Lusaka. We also looking at the possibility of bringing back time buses. We need to look at the viability of Mulungushi train, all that within 100 days we will look at the viability of doing that together with the central government. Garbage, the city is still dirty, we need to clean it up. Businesses, big ones, the president amplifies how he wants Zambians to be empowered as business people. Micro and small business entrepreneurs but when you go in out compounds, you find its foreigners who are doing these businesses. As mayor of Lusaka, we are looking to see that Zambians, local entrepreneurs are the ones in the fore front doing these entrepreneurship businesses. Don’t forget the council is the one that gives licences to these business entities,†Sampa explained. Asked why he thought he was the best among the aspiring mayoral candidates, Sampa said he had more experience. “In terms of experience, I am the only candidate that has experience in the council, that has experience in community service. I am the only one who knows how to deal with communities of Lusaka. As MP of Matero, I dealt with all sorts of residents, the high class, the middle class and the lower class. I dealt, interacted, ate, joked and thought with the people of the compounds of Matero, Zingalume, George compound, Maiteneke, and SOS. And also when I was provincial Minister of Lusaka, I dealt with people of Kalingalinga, Mtendere, Kamanga, Chawama, Kanyama, Mandevu, Kuku. So I am the only one who has experience and there is no best teacher than experience in community service. I am the only one who has experience in dealing with government because at the council, you are not an island, you rely on the central government. The central government has to provide you with funding. So I have got experience more than they do. They have experience elsewhere. Some have experience in art, some have experience in music, I don’t have the experience in music. Some have experience on the pulpit in church, I don’t have experience in preaching. So that is the difference,†Sampa said. He said once he assumed office as Mayor of Lusaka, he would consult residents on which of his predecessor’s ideas to adopt. “My late brother Wilson Kalumba, may his soul rest in peace, our CVs were similar, he was a banker and I was a banker. He had some of the most brilliant ideas. When we meet in the first town hall with the people of Lusaka within 100 days, that is one of the things we will discuss. Of all the pronouncements and the vision of late mayor Wilson Kalumba, we will agree with the people of Lusaka [on] which one should we pick and implement. He had good ideas but what was the problem is his past, he didn’t have experience in community service, he didn’t have experience in politics, he didn’t have experience in governance. So with that, the implementation was also affected. But yeah, I am coming with experience, I have been insulted before, I enjoy to be insulted because I am thick skinned. I have been in politics for five years and as member of parliament for Matero I was hammered and insulted. And with time, I have been molded and panel beaten,†he said. Meanwhile Sampa again boasted about never getting broke when he was out of government. “I became a banker, very senior banker, very senior director and we were getting paid a lot of money. As a banker if you are senior you get a lot of money. So my financial standing when I was a banker, even when I went into politics it was the same. When I went into politics in 2011, I went with my own money, my own houses. Actually I am saying it on radio here to encourage students that through education you can acquire whatever you want. Through education, I got a good job, acquired a house in Kabulonga. At the risk of being accused of being boastful, I am saying it to show that I have nothing other than school, with school, I got a house in Kabulonga and that house, that is where I live up to now for 15 years. I bought cars as a banker and those same cars, Mercedes Benz and other cars, I still have them. Actually I never gained anything more in politics or lost anything more. When I left politics, I went on sabbatical leave. Those things that I had acquired as assets, I still have them, when I have come back in politics, I still have them. And then I don’t owe anybody, I don’t owe the council or ZRA. I am actually owed,†said Sampa. The post I am coming into politics to serve the President-Sampa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mnangagwa Disowns Zanu-PF ‘Rebels’

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday urged Zanu-PF members to be wary of individuals contesting the July 30 harmonised elections as independent candidates, but masquerading as ruling party cadres.

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday urged Zanu-PF members to be wary of individuals contesting the July 30 harmonised elections as independent candidates, but masquerading as ruling party cadres.

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FIFA WORLD CUP CORNER

SATURDAY
07 Jul 2018
Samara Arena
Samara
16:00 Sweden Vs England
Fisht Stadium
Sochi
20:00 Russia Vs Croatia
Friday Results
Uruguay 0-2 France
Brazil 1-2 Belgium
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UPND are Perpetual Cry-Babies- Canisius Banda

Former UPND Vice President Dr Canisius Banda says his former party had become a perpetual cry baby over rigging allegations. Speaking when he featured on Breeze FM’s Political Hour programme on Thursday night, Dr Banda rubbished the incessant rigging allegations … Continued

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Former UPND Vice President Dr Canisius Banda says his former party had become a perpetual cry baby over rigging allegations. Speaking when he featured on Breeze FM’s Political Hour programme on Thursday night, Dr Banda rubbished the incessant rigging allegations by the UPND. “I have not yet joined PF but I am supporting the President and the PF party because they are governing the country today. The UPND should respect President Lungu, he is the head of state he is Republican President, and they must go to the people to convince the people to vote for them. They mustn’t be cry-babies all the time. If there is rigging why is it that the people who rig don’t for them because if rigging is done they can rig for them, why do people rig against them all the time?†he asked. Dr Banda said the future for UPND is bleak and that they cannot even win in 2021. He also apologized to the people of Eastern Province for misleading them during his time in UPND. Dr Banda labelled UPND a tribal party. The post UPND are Perpetual Cry-Babies- Canisius Banda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lubinda Trashes Lowering ZIALE Standards to Accommodate Low Scoring Students

Minister of Justice, Given Lubinda is disappointed with The Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education for sidelining Private Higher Learning Institutions from consultations to review the second draft of the students rules contained in the legal practitioners act.   Lubinda … Continued

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Minister of Justice, Given Lubinda is disappointed with The Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education for sidelining Private Higher Learning Institutions from consultations to review the second draft of the students rules contained in the legal practitioners act.   Lubinda said this when he officiated at the second stakeholders consultative meeting to review the second draft of the students rules contained in the legal practitioners act.   “I have received numerous complaints with regard to the implementation of the Legal Practitioners Act hence it was important that private universities should have been invited to this meeting to get their side of the story,†said Lubinda.   And Lubinda said there is no need to bend existing standards at ZIALE just to accommodate people wishing to become lawyers in the country because there is danger to graduate students who do not understand what it takes to be a legal practitioner.   “Maintaining high standards in the training of lawyers in Zambia will safeguard the legal profession from having what he termed as quack lawyers in the Legal system,†he said.   He said that the meeting will give recommendations a second glance with the view to conclude on the deliberations and finalize the draft student’s rules through the legislative drafting department of the ministry of Justice.   “The review of the student’s rules is long overdue as recommendations for the amendment of the students rules come as far back as 2011,†said Lubinda.   Lubinda reiterated that it will not add value to the legal fraternity by relaxing the current academic requirements being enforced by the Zambia institute advanced Legal Education.   “There is a proposal to that the rules be thoroughly reviewed in content, terminologies and definitions because it is felt that the rules are oppressive and punitive in their nature†said the Justice Minister.   Present at the meeting was the Law association of Zambia, the Zambia Qualifications Authority, some Public Universities and officers from the Zambia Law Development Commission among other Institutions.   The post Lubinda Trashes Lowering ZIALE Standards to Accommodate Low Scoring Students appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mpika Poacher Get 5 Years Sentence

The Mpika Subordinate Court convicted and sentenced a notorious poacher, along with three others, to five years imprisonment with hard labour each on for poaching in the South Luangwa National Park. Joseph Chanda, 45, aka Kapolyo, who was on a … Continued

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The Mpika Subordinate Court convicted and sentenced a notorious poacher, along with three others, to five years imprisonment with hard labour each on for poaching in the South Luangwa National Park. Joseph Chanda, 45, aka Kapolyo, who was on a wanted list for the past five years was arrested together with Dominic Mulenga, 61, Pephious Mukuka, 34, and Tiyeseko Sikalumbi, 35 by Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) on 20 June 2018 for poaching a buffalo in the park. They were also charged with unlawful possession of a shot gun topper; unlawful hunting in a national park contrary to section 128, Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015 in the second count; and possession of government trophy (buffalo meat) contrary to section 97, Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015 in the third count. After pleading guilty to all charges, the court fined the four men K2,000 each suspended in the first count. In the second count, the court imposed a 48 months custodial sentence for unlawful hunting. In the third count the Court sentenced the accused persons to 12 months in prison without the option of a fine. The sentences will run consecutively. The South Luangwa National Park is one of Zambia’s most popular and profitable national parks. In 2017, former United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifaithe declared it as a park committed to sustainable tourism. This means local communities must ensure that they do not harm the natural habitat and wildlife in South Luangwa National Park. Sakabilo Kalembwe – Zacks Public Relations Officer Ministry of Tourism and Arts (In Picture: Tourism Spokeserson Sakabilo Kalembwe) The post Mpika Poacher Get 5 Years Sentence appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chinese National Refuses to Take Plea in Juvenile Shooting Case

The Chinese National who allegedly shot a 16 year old boy and wounded him at Bolo Mine in Chambishi Township yesterday refused to take plea in the absence of his lawyer. This is in a matter Cheng Yuan Son is … Continued

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The Chinese National who allegedly shot a 16 year old boy and wounded him at Bolo Mine in Chambishi Township yesterday refused to take plea in the absence of his lawyer. This is in a matter Cheng Yuan Son is charged with one count of grievous harm contrary to the laws of Zambia. When the matter came up for plea before the Chambishi Magistrate Court, the accused refused to take plea in the absence of his lawyer claiming that he was only informed of the court appearance a day before. Particulars of the offense are that on June, 28th 2018 in Chambishi Township, Cheng Yuan Son allegedly caused grievous harm on a 16 year old boy contrary to section 229 of the penal code in the laws of Zambia. Magistrate Steven Mabona read out the charge to the suspect who remained silent. Magistrate Mabona said a plea of not guilty was recorded after the refused to speak in the absence of his Lawyer. The matter has since been adjourned to 11th July, 2018 for possible trial. Meanwhile, the Chinese Community on the Copperbelt have given a K 5, 000 cash to family of the boy who is still nursing injuries at Sinozam Hospital to help out with expenses.   Copperbelt Vice Chairman Cong Pei Qiang said the donation is meant to reduce burden on the family and should not be perceived as corruption. The post Chinese National Refuses to Take Plea in Juvenile Shooting Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Court Amends Rape Charge for Notorious Jerabo to Defilement

The Chingola Magistrate Court has amended to defilement from rape, the charge slapped on notorious Jerabo Victor Phiri popularly known as C4. Phiri has been slapped with the two amended charges which he has denied before Court. When the matter … Continued

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The Chingola Magistrate Court has amended to defilement from rape, the charge slapped on notorious Jerabo Victor Phiri popularly known as C4. Phiri has been slapped with the two amended charges which he has denied before Court. When the matter cams up before Magistrate Pestone Chiluba for continued trial, the state applied that the charge be amended arguing that the accused has not taken defence. However, the defence was quick to object the application from the state. Magistrate Chiluba said he had taken both the state and the defense statement and that the state had backed their application with an amended law. He said such amendments are allowed at any stage of trial provided the accused has not taken his defense and later granted the application to the state. Particulars in the case are that on 9th and 10th August, 2017, the accused did have carnal knowledge of the juvenile without her consent contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Magistrate Chiluba has since adjourned the matter to 6th July, 2018 for continued trial. The post Court Amends Rape Charge for Notorious Jerabo to Defilement appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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