PF Is No Longer Pro-Poor; Sad Case Of Street Vending – Kambwili

Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili has opposed the removal of street vendors from Kitwe saying it was sending its poor supporters into poverty. BELOW IS KAMBWILI’S WRITE UP The sad case of street vending. The elite call it dirt because they … Continued

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Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili has opposed the removal of street vendors from Kitwe saying it was sending its poor supporters into poverty. BELOW IS KAMBWILI’S WRITE UP The sad case of street vending. The elite call it dirt because they can afford to shop on Shoprite, the poor call it business because that is their only source of livelihood. What happens to these men and women who seek to send their children to schools and provide for their families ?. Having heavily campaigned in the last general election I reiterated that fact that the patriotic front is a pro poor party and we would not remove street vendors from the streets, until we provide an enabling environment for them to thrive. The economy is currently under enormus stress and this isn’t the time for towns to compete on being the cleanest, its time to put the people first. My heart bleeds for the street vendors and I wish I could help. Lest we forget that unemployment is high and this is a way for people making ends meat. Let us have a human heart when making life changing decisions, how can we refer to human beings selling their products as dirt ? The sad case of street vendors, dirt in others eyes, livelihood in their own eyes. Where is the fairness ? The post PF Is No Longer Pro-Poor; Sad Case Of Street Vending – Kambwili appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Julius Nyerere International Airport Extension Project Deadline Missed

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The deadline for completion of the construction of Terminal III at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) has been pushed back to the end of the year due to financial constraints.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The deadline for completion of the construction of Terminal III at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) has been pushed back to the end of the year due to financial constraints.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Stop Exhuming Albino Bodies – Activists

[Citizen] Mwanza -Under The Same Sun (UTS), a non-governmental organisation, which fights against the killing and stigmatisation of people with albinism, has asked the government to deal with a new trend of exhuming albino bodies.

[Citizen] Mwanza -Under The Same Sun (UTS), a non-governmental organisation, which fights against the killing and stigmatisation of people with albinism, has asked the government to deal with a new trend of exhuming albino bodies.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

NCC Begins Enforcement of #5 Million Fine Over SMS

[Guardian] Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that it has commenced the enforcement of the Do Not Disturb (DND), code which compels mobile network operators to stop sending unsolicited messages to their subscribers.

[Guardian] Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that it has commenced the enforcement of the Do Not Disturb (DND), code which compels mobile network operators to stop sending unsolicited messages to their subscribers.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Harare, Vendors’ Enduring Stand-Off

[Zimbabwe Independent] “I CANNOT let the fear of the municipal police destroy my only source of income. If I just sit at home, where will I get money for school fees for my children and, let alone, what will they eat? I have to remain here if I am to e…

[Zimbabwe Independent] "I CANNOT let the fear of the municipal police destroy my only source of income. If I just sit at home, where will I get money for school fees for my children and, let alone, what will they eat? I have to remain here if I am to earn a living," declares 37-year-old Vongai Chadoko, a street vendor operating in Harare's central business district.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Accuses Magufuli of Breaking Country’s Constitution

[Citizen] Mwanza -The main opposition Chadema has raised an alarm over President John Magufuli’s nomination of MPs,saying the Head of State had breached the Constitution by appointing more men than women as provided by the Mother Law.

[Citizen] Mwanza -The main opposition Chadema has raised an alarm over President John Magufuli's nomination of MPs,saying the Head of State had breached the Constitution by appointing more men than women as provided by the Mother Law.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

The Questionable Legality of Military Intervention in Gambia

[The Conversation Africa] With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede power to opposition leader Adama…

[The Conversation Africa] With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country's borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede power to opposition leader Adama Barrow. At the time of writing there were reports that Senegalese troops had crossed the border into The Gambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

How Climate Change Inaction Hurts Tanzania

[Citizen] Preparations for the US President-elect’s inauguration which takes place today week somewhat overshadowed the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Yet, WEF results influence the quality of life of Tanzanians more profoundly than …

[Citizen] Preparations for the US President-elect's inauguration which takes place today week somewhat overshadowed the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Yet, WEF results influence the quality of life of Tanzanians more profoundly than the attitude of one man who would like to turn back the clock on climate change action in the US.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania