OPINION: Kudos Laura and Pilato for Walking the Talk

Deeds not words is the elementary code that those amongst us that attended Matero Boys Secondary School lived by. The framers of this mantra could have settled for anything more complicated and perhaps impressive to the next person but simple … Continued

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Deeds not words is the elementary code that those amongst us that attended Matero Boys Secondary School lived by. The framers of this mantra could have settled for anything more complicated and perhaps impressive to the next person but simple as it was, it set a high code for which we are grateful years after leaving Matero Boys. If you live by this code you may never need to worry about anything else. Did not late President Michael Sata win over masses with his man of action operative word? Now to have seen political commentator Laura Miti and musician Chama Fumba raise a social media storm on the allegedly corruptly procured 42 fire tenders at US$42 million one may have thought they were merely blowing hot air. After all we live in a country where people are accustomed to making pronouncements that are hardly followed up by action. We live in a country where the last sensible thing the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions was in 2003 when they gallantry challenged the wage freeze. Everything after that has been embarrassingly treacherous for a union that once carried the hopes and dreams of an entire population. They take pleasure in cheering on leaders once they declare wage freezes, retrenchments, exploitative conditions and many other transgressions. Anyway on Friday at parliament buildings something worth of resuscitating the spirit of people power occurred as Fumba otherwise known as Pilato and Miti led a demonstration against the infamous fire tender deal. It was not that Pilato and Miti were right that concerned us most but the fact that people have a right to protest when they are unhappy about something. So often the citizenry have chickened out of a well-intentioned protest at the raise of a threat by police. The police have become the custodians of the citizenry’s rights. But with that little action by Pilato and Miti maybe Zambians should begin to believe that their rights will not be willingly given by the police who unwittingly seem to have assumed the role of distributor of people’s rights. Well done Pilato and Miti for walking your talk. The post OPINION: Kudos Laura and Pilato for Walking the Talk appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Petition Speaker Over Fire Tenders

The opposition United Party for National Development says it has petitioned Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini to institute an inquiry in the purchase of the 42 fire tenders at US$42 million. UPND president Hakainde Hichilema said that his … Continued

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The opposition United Party for National Development says it has petitioned Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini to institute an inquiry in the purchase of the 42 fire tenders at US$42 million. UPND president Hakainde Hichilema said that his party had on September 29 written to Matibini to commence an inquiry. Hichilema said that his party was guaranteed of support in parliament from members across the political divide. He said that the Speaker had been asked to form a special committee to investigate the purchase that has generated widespread condemnation by the citizenry. And the UPND has also asked for the investigations to the Lusaka/Ndola dual carriageway that has allegedly been expensively priced. The Lusaka/Ndola dual carriage way has been pegged at US$ 1.2 billion raising eyebrows. The post UPND Petition Speaker Over Fire Tenders appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia To Host 2017 Under-20 COSAFA Tournament

Zambia will host the regional 2017 U-20 COSAFA tournament. FAZ announced the decision following an ExCo meeting last Saturday. Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 2nd October, 2017 Zambia to host 2017 U-20 COSAFA … Continued

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Zambia will host the regional 2017 U-20 COSAFA tournament. FAZ announced the decision following an ExCo meeting last Saturday. Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 2nd October, 2017 Zambia to host 2017 U-20 COSAFA tournament The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 COSAFA U-20 Youth Championship. The decision was arrived at after last Saturday’s FAZ Executive Committee Meeting held in Lusaka. FAZ has since written to COSAFA to confirm the exact dates of the tournament that is usually held in December every year. Zambia are the reigning champions after having won the tournament in South Africa in 2016. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post Zambia To Host 2017 Under-20 COSAFA Tournament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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A Defense Force That Stands Shoulder High

[Ethiopian Herald] In concert and superb chemistry, the Ethiopian government and the Ministry of National Defense have brought into being a professional defense force boasting of military personnel armed with research-and-continuous-training-based know…

[Ethiopian Herald] In concert and superb chemistry, the Ethiopian government and the Ministry of National Defense have brought into being a professional defense force boasting of military personnel armed with research-and-continuous-training-based knowledge, acid-test-honed skills and iron discipline. Times beyond number, the National Defense has demonstrated its capability of emerging with flying colors out of trying missions locally, regionally and beyond.

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Portraying Our Hospitality

[Ethiopian Herald] On the global arena, the tourism industry is portraying an upward trajectory from time to time. Reports indicate that it is playing a crucial role for nation’s socioeconomic and political uplift. In cognizance of this fact,apart from…

[Ethiopian Herald] On the global arena, the tourism industry is portraying an upward trajectory from time to time. Reports indicate that it is playing a crucial role for nation's socioeconomic and political uplift. In cognizance of this fact,apart from bolstering the sector's vibrancy in respective countries, different nations are forging ties and back scratching with others. As such, countries conducting researches on the benefits that could accrue from the sector,well organizing information and setting plans have turned be

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Age Limit Bill Goes Through First Reading, Sent to Committee

[East African] The controversial Constitution Amendment Bill targeting to remove age limitations on the presidency and open the Constitution for President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021 went through the first reading in parliament on Tuesday du…

[East African] The controversial Constitution Amendment Bill targeting to remove age limitations on the presidency and open the Constitution for President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021 went through the first reading in parliament on Tuesday during a sitting of only the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs.

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Ripping in the Bud Interethnic Clashes

[Ethiopian Herald] Self-determination of peoples has been a right that has taken center stage with the expansion of so called third generation rights. After World War II and the issuance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the issue of peace …

[Ethiopian Herald] Self-determination of peoples has been a right that has taken center stage with the expansion of so called third generation rights. After World War II and the issuance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the issue of peace and security of the world was seriously taken into consideration and some form of legal framework and arrangement was conceived. The liberal philosophy focuses on individual rights and according to such thought, it is from that stand point that the rest of rights should be ente

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Not to Waste the Waste

[Ethiopian Herald] Various encouraging efforts have been carried out to give Addis Abba a clean bill of health by modernizing the city’s waste management practices. In August 15, 2017 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and City Mayor Diriba Kuma stru…

[Ethiopian Herald] Various encouraging efforts have been carried out to give Addis Abba a clean bill of health by modernizing the city's waste management practices. In August 15, 2017 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and City Mayor Diriba Kuma struck a deal to improve service provisions in the city, and one important component in the service delivery is proper waste collection and disposal.

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Honor Disability Friendly Commitments

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has strongly committed itself to realize disability friendly infrastructural and service provisions. This can be noticeable from the various laws, including the building code, which have enshrined provisions helpful to creat…

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has strongly committed itself to realize disability friendly infrastructural and service provisions. This can be noticeable from the various laws, including the building code, which have enshrined provisions helpful to create accessible and safe urban centers. The GTP II, which is in line with the SDGs in many respects, clearly states ways and means to remove all kinds of barriers, and support PwD to equally access the various services. Diametrically opposite to this, not few of the facilities eve

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