Dan Pule, 3 Others Petition ConCourt To Declare Pres. Lungu Eligible For 2021

President Edgar Lungu’s 2021 bid has gone to the Constitutional Court with Christian Democratic Party leader Dan Pule leading other opposition parties in filing the petition. Pule together with Wright Musona of Zambia Republican Party, Peter Chanda of New Congress … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu’s 2021 bid has gone to the Constitutional Court with Christian Democratic Party leader Dan Pule leading other opposition parties in filing the petition. Pule together with Wright Musona of Zambia Republican Party, Peter Chanda of New Congress Party and Robert Mwanza from the Citizens Democratic Party has taken the matter to the Constitutional Court also asking the court to declare that President Lungu can contest the 2021 elections. Pule and his group contend that President Lungu’s election on January 20, 2015 did not amount to a full term as he only ruled for one year six months. The petitioners contend that President Lungu only completed President Michael Sata’s term of office with August 11 2016 being the first full five year term for the Head of State. They want the court to declare that President Lungu’s first term of office commenced on September 13th, 2016 when he was sworn in as President for a term of five years. A debate has raged in the country after President Lungu announced that he was eligible to contest the 2021 elections which would not amount to a third term but a second full five year term. President Lungu advised anybody doubting his position to seek the interpretation of the law in the Constitutional Court. The post Dan Pule, 3 Others Petition ConCourt To Declare Pres. Lungu Eligible For 2021 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Can Still Record Bumper Harvest In The Midst Of Army Worms, Red Locusts and Stalk Borers

It is not a secret that matters of food are hardly the most exciting subject to talk about. But they could rank quite high if not highest on any nation’s priority list. The good rains that the country is witnessing … Continued

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It is not a secret that matters of food are hardly the most exciting subject to talk about. But they could rank quite high if not highest on any nation’s priority list. The good rains that the country is witnessing almost across the entire spread of our country should be a point of optimism for all of us especially that the country has struggled with matters of food security in the last few years. There could be no excuse for our government and farmers not to record a decent harvest given that we have used poor weather as an excuse each time our crop has failed. While there have been whispers about late delivery of inputs in some areas overall the general sketch has been positive with farmers getting on with their act perfectly well. That is why news of our flamboyant Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya having been off the line of duty at the time the country had an army worm outbreak was a little disappointing. If ever there was a time for Siliya to show what she has got and it is not that which she easily flaunts, this could be the time to make her mark as a minister who got it right. While previous ministers have gone by pseudonyms like Mr Winter Maize or Mr FSIP or even Mr Yellow Maize, Siliya should strive to be remembered as Madam Army Worm. She has so far dusted off herself well and got down to work taking up the army worm fight ferociously whilst also pushing up for last minute delivery of inputs where there has been a delay. For once again let the minister or rather the country’s number one problem should be having too much supply of grain on the market. While we are still at it we would be too happy never to hear about storage of the grain being a problem. We also hope that the baby steps made by Siliya’s predecessor Given Lubinda on promoting non maize crops will bear some fruit. There are teething problems with the e-voucher system but so far farmers are getting to grips with it and the minister has done well to be right on that subject. The country cannot afford not to cash in on these rains such that even the inherently inefficient Zesco may just have no excuse not to meet their obligations towards the citizenry. This could be Siliya’s hour to unyoke the PF cross of being perceived as being clueless on agricultural matters. Even with army worms, stalk borers and red locusts attacks there is still a great chance to reap a bumper harvest. The post Zambia Can Still Record Bumper Harvest In The Midst Of Army Worms, Red Locusts and Stalk Borers appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Programme to Enhance Skills of Learner Drivers

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) is to implement a programme which will ensure learner drivers are given the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills to become good and safe drivers.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) is to implement a programme which will ensure learner drivers are given the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills to become good and safe drivers.

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SA CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Economy – PWC

[News24Wire] Confidence levels of South African chief executives over the global economy are below that of their global peers, the PwC’s 20th annual survey of worldwide CEOs has revealed.

[News24Wire] Confidence levels of South African chief executives over the global economy are below that of their global peers, the PwC's 20th annual survey of worldwide CEOs has revealed.

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Sanctions Eased, Khartoum Comes in From the Cold

[Daily Maverick] South Africa was heavily criticised for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015. But maybe South Africa was just ahead of the curve. With sanctions lifted and aid money flowing in, Bashir’s regime is slowly shedding…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa was heavily criticised for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015. But maybe South Africa was just ahead of the curve. With sanctions lifted and aid money flowing in, Bashir's regime is slowly shedding its pariah state status - for better or for worse. By SIMON ALLISON.

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JCPS Encouraged to Reduce Overcrowding in Prisons

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has urged various departments in the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster to play their role in reducing overcrowding in the country’s correctional facil…

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has urged various departments in the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster to play their role in reducing overcrowding in the country's correctional facilities.

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Parliament – Leaked ‘Working Document’ Slams SABC

[Daily Maverick] A hard-hitting working document on the SABC, arising from the parliamentary inquiry into the troubled state of affairs at the public broadcaster, found that the board failed to discharge its financial oversight and governance responsib…

[Daily Maverick] A hard-hitting working document on the SABC, arising from the parliamentary inquiry into the troubled state of affairs at the public broadcaster, found that the board failed to discharge its financial oversight and governance responsibilities - and there was political interference. Leaked on the eve of the parliamentary ad hoc committee's deliberations, the working document makes key recommendations to ensure proper financial governance and editorial independence. However, implementing the recommendations

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