‘Our Govt Is Broke’

[New Republic] President George Weah touched on lots of issues of national importance including the state of the Liberian economy and even shed light on the amount of money collected in 2017 by the former government of President Ellen Johnson, which he…

[New Republic] President George Weah touched on lots of issues of national importance including the state of the Liberian economy and even shed light on the amount of money collected in 2017 by the former government of President Ellen Johnson, which he says he cannot vouch for in the absence of an audit.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Weah’s Appointee Held Liable

[New Republic] Another appointee of President George M. Weah has been allegedly hooked by the Commercial Court to pay over US$60,000 for debt owed a construction company.

[New Republic] Another appointee of President George M. Weah has been allegedly hooked by the Commercial Court to pay over US$60,000 for debt owed a construction company.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Man Batters Woman Into Near Death State

A family of a Zambian woman left in a near death state is seething with anger after a matrimonial dispute turns sour. Tamaranji Nkhoma has posted chilling images of her sister drenched in blood after allegedly being beaten by her … Continued

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A family of a Zambian woman left in a near death state is seething with anger after a matrimonial dispute turns sour. Tamaranji Nkhoma has posted chilling images of her sister drenched in blood after allegedly being beaten by her husband. Zambia has recently recorded increased deaths triggered by matrimonial disputes. BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POSTS BY TAMARANJI NKHOMA AND PICTURES OF THE VICTIM A sorry excuse for a husband. You better show yourself, the law will take its course this time. No more silence and family meetings to hear your sorries. Enough is enough! We are lucky she dint die. How can you beat a woman with a metal bar in the head, body and break her hands? That’s nothing short of you committing murder. You coward! This is really disgusting and inhuman. You show yourself and let’s see how man you are, we are waiting for you. And trust me you ll get what you deserve. Am putting you on blast because you have no respect for us as a family and think my sister is your punching bag, this is barbaric. Know this, this is the last time those filthy hands will touch her, Pray these injuries don’t kill her coz my friend your freedom is highly limited. How can you rob her of her beautiful self, all she has now is scars, always blue and black The post Man Batters Woman Into Near Death State appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Social Media Law Aimed At Suffocating Free Speech – CSO

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) says transport and communications minister Brian Mushimba’s intention to take to parliament bills aimed at regulating social media will choke freedom of expression. The three bills that will be taken to parliament are … Continued

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The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) says transport and communications minister Brian Mushimba’s intention to take to parliament bills aimed at regulating social media will choke freedom of expression. The three bills that will be taken to parliament are the Data Protection Bill, Cyber Security Bill and the E-commerce Bill. But ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape has argued that the move is an impediment to the country’s freedom of expression, as people will find it difficult to openly discuss national matters amid fears of being prosecuted. Mwape states that freedom of expression should not be trampled upon like case has been with freedom of assembly. He says curtailing any media platform by the state is an assault on the country’s democracy. The post Social Media Law Aimed At Suffocating Free Speech – CSO appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Barclays Bank Gives Employees 9% Salary Increment

Barclays Bank PLC has awarded its employees a 9 percent salary increment across the board effective April 2018. The increment follows successful and concluded negotiations between the bank and the Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers on increased … Continued

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Barclays Bank PLC has awarded its employees a 9 percent salary increment across the board effective April 2018. The increment follows successful and concluded negotiations between the bank and the Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers on increased salaries and improved conditions for workers for 2018. Speaking during the signing of the agreement, Barclays bank PLC Managing Director Mzinga Melu said this year’s negotiations have been the quickest in the history of Barclays Bank Zambia as they were concluded and agreed within two sittings only. Melu says the 9 percent increment will apply to all the over 860 Barclays Bank Zambia workers across the country. She says the bank did not delay in concluding the negotiations as it believes in putting the people and the interest of its workers first. She has since commended union leadership at ZUFIAW for creating an enabling environment that allowed for smooth and quick negotiations. And ZUFIAW president Chingati Msiska has commended the bank for its dedication and commitment in improving the welfare of workers. Msiska says Barclays becomes the third financial institution to conclude negotiations for its workers this year. He also used the occasion to remind other financial institutions and employers who have continued to delay negotiations to quicken their processes so that workers can quickly begin enjoying the fruits of their labor. The post Barclays Bank Gives Employees 9% Salary Increment appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ZIALE Reforms Underway As Students Will Be Allowed To Write Exams After 4th Failed Attempt

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has disclosed the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) has resolved to do away with the rule of barring students from writing examinations in the event that they failed at the fifth attempt. Lubinda says … Continued

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Justice Minister Given Lubinda has disclosed the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) has resolved to do away with the rule of barring students from writing examinations in the event that they failed at the fifth attempt. Lubinda says the ZIALE Board of Directors recently held a series of meetings where resolutions were made in a bid to address the limited infrastructure at the learning institution and also to improve the passing rate of students. He says it has been resolved that students will only be required to re-sit for the subjects which they fail to clear unlike the case has been where they were required to re-write all the subjects including those that they had cleared. Lubinda, however, feels the changes which have been made so far are not enough, stating that this is why he has tasked the board to do a further introspection and effect more changes in the interest of the law training institution. Lubinda is concerned with the inadequate infrastructure at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education. He says it is ridiculous for lecturers to have a class with more than 300 students. The post ZIALE Reforms Underway As Students Will Be Allowed To Write Exams After 4th Failed Attempt appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Hunt For Suspected Gay Couple

Police in Lusaka have launched investigations in the matter in which pictures of two girls believed to be in a same sex relationship have been circulating on social media. Police spokesperson Ester Katongo says according to Section 158 subsection 1 … Continued

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Police in Lusaka have launched investigations in the matter in which pictures of two girls believed to be in a same sex relationship have been circulating on social media. Police spokesperson Ester Katongo says according to Section 158 subsection 1 and 2 of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia, it is an offence for people of the same sex to engage in an intimate relationship or sexual affair. She says Section 158 (2) states that any female who, whether in public or private ,commits any act of gross indecency with a female child or person , or procures a female child or person to commit any act of gross indecency with her , or attempts to procure the commission of any such act by any female person with herself or another female child or person whether in public or private, commits a felony. Katongo adds that any person convicted of this offence is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years and a maximum sentence of fourteen years. She further states that Section 155 (a) of the Penal Code under Unnatural Offences, criminalizes canal knowledge against the order of nature and anyone found guilty is liable to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years while the maximum sentence is life imprisonment. Katongo says Police officers from the Cybercrime unit have since instituted investigations in the matter involving the two girls. She has appealed to people with information that may be helpful in the investigations to report to any nearest Police Station so that perpetrators are brought to book. The post Police Hunt For Suspected Gay Couple appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mutati Says Govt Will Slow Down On Borrowing

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government will this year slow down on borrowing to allow for the private public partnership model to address various economic challenges in the country. Speaking on behalf of the council of ministers on the committee … Continued

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Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government will this year slow down on borrowing to allow for the private public partnership model to address various economic challenges in the country. Speaking on behalf of the council of ministers on the committee of the public private partnerships after touring the US$1.4 billion Kingsland ZAF project, Mr. Mutati says government is working on strengthening the public private partnership model to encourage more investment in the country. Mutati states that government will ensure that the focus on enhancing other innovations for economic development through other financial models other than debt. He has since encouraged Zambians to show interest in purchasing some of the houses and infrastructure that will be put up by at Kingsland. The Kingsland 1.4 billion United States dollars mixed use project is being undertaken by the Zambian Air Force and sun share group under a PPP model in Lusaka’s twin palm area covering 1,100 hectares. The project will comprise a five star hotel, 3, 000 high class villas or residential apartments , a shopping mall, private school, police station, hospital, children’s play ground, glass bridge for tourism purposes and a rose street for wedding photos and occasional photos. Speaking earlier Zambia Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Eric Chimense disclosed that the project has so far employed 400 workers and is expected to be completed in the next two to three years. He says the project will help ZAF officers and other members of the public to own affordable houses and will also help enhancing the tourism sector and further strengthen PPPs in the country. Source: Qfm The post Mutati Says Govt Will Slow Down On Borrowing appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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