Democratic Party Seek to Protect Kalaba by denying his being president

The newly formed Democratic Party moved to protect defacto president Harry Kalaba by saying he is not yet their member but have invited him to be their candidate in the 2021 general elections. Kalaba’s party had the Registrar on its … Continued

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The newly formed Democratic Party moved to protect defacto president Harry Kalaba by saying he is not yet their member but have invited him to be their candidate in the 2021 general elections. Kalaba’s party had the Registrar on its tail with the issue of who the leader is adding to the controversy surrounding the party’s existence. The Registrar of Societies has issued a notice of de-registration to the DP if they do not put their house in order. Kalaba’s connection with the DP has led to widespread calls with the Patriotic Front on whose ticket he is still Member of Parliament to resign but he has stayed put. DP secretary for finance Justin Nkonga said Kalaba is not yet the party president but has been invited to lead be the party candidate in 2021. Kalaba resigned his ministerial position to try and build his chances of contesting the 2021 elections as a presidential candidate. With chances within the PF of him contesting next to zero given President Edgar Lungu has made it clear he is contesting, Kalaba is looking at other avenues. The post Democratic Party Seek to Protect Kalaba by denying his being president appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Prison Body Urges MPs to Advocate Better Conditions as Possible Clients

Politicians have been called to vote for an increased budgetary allocation to the management of correctional facilities in the 2019 National Budget. Prisons Care and Counselling executive director Godfrey Malembeka said that prisons needed to be transformed to truly serve … Continued

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Politicians have been called to vote for an increased budgetary allocation to the management of correctional facilities in the 2019 National Budget. Prisons Care and Counselling executive director Godfrey Malembeka said that prisons needed to be transformed to truly serve the purpose of being correctional facilities. “We just need to make an appeal to our Members of Parliament to help us and speak for the inmates to have better living conditions, you know most of these correctional facilities are highly congested and this is obviously against the spirit of transforming them, we need the voice of our parliamentarians,†he said. He has explained that transforming from prisons to correctional facilities meant modern infrastructure, improved sanitation and nutrition for inmates. Mr Malembeka said inmates have continued to experience challenges that call for more funding to the service. He said Members of Parliament has what it takes to advocate for improved conditions in correctional facilities across the country. Mr Malembeka has further urged Members of Parliament to continue educating their constituents that the facilities have been transformed correctional and not prisons. It has become common for high ranking politicians to end up in prison for various transgressions.   The post Prison Body Urges MPs to Advocate Better Conditions as Possible Clients appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Panic As Houses Sink, Others Split in Murang’a After Heavy Rains

[Nation] Dozens of families in Murang’a County have been left homeless after their houses and farms were destroyed by mudslides and fault lines triggered by the ongoing rains.

[Nation] Dozens of families in Murang'a County have been left homeless after their houses and farms were destroyed by mudslides and fault lines triggered by the ongoing rains.

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Mopani Installs 7 Online Air Monitoring Stations

Mopani Copper Mines says it has invested about US$ 4 billion in its operations since 2000 to help increase the life span of the mine and continue contributing to the grow of the country’s economic growth. Company Chief Executive Officer … Continued

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Mopani Copper Mines says it has invested about US$ 4 billion in its operations since 2000 to help increase the life span of the mine and continue contributing to the grow of the country’s economic growth. Company Chief Executive Officer Chris Vermeulen said the investment is aimed at not only growing the economy but adding value to the operations while maintaining and protecting the environment. He said Mopani has installed seven online air quality monitoring stations in different townships in Mufulira District to help address issues of Sulphur Dioxide emissions. Vermeulen said that the monitoring systems are linked to plant operations and in an event of a malfunction, plant operations are immediately adjusted or completely shut down. He further added that the mining company has also been implementing a major capital expansion programme valued at US$ 1.5 billion to extend the mine’s  life span at both Nkana and Mufulira to at least  25 years. “The projects includes sinking and equipping of three new shafts – one in Mufulira and two in Kitwe, as well as construction a new concentrator at Nkana, the project are employed in modern technologies that are environmentally and economically sustainable. The post Mopani Installs 7 Online Air Monitoring Stations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Why Bahati Has Rejected Groove Awards Nominations

[Nairobi News] Kenyan gospel artiste Bahati has rejected nominations for the annual Groove Awards, saying he’s not interested anymore having amassed four awards in previous editions.

[Nairobi News] Kenyan gospel artiste Bahati has rejected nominations for the annual Groove Awards, saying he's not interested anymore having amassed four awards in previous editions.

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