Kalusha Claims It’s False, “Results Of Integrity Test Not Out”

Kalusha Bwalya has faced up to the real reason he withdrew from the race for a FIFA executive position after a respected BBC journalist put it up to him. Veteran BBC journalist Osasu Obayiuwana plainly put it to Bwalya that … Continued

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Kalusha Bwalya has faced up to the real reason he withdrew from the race for a FIFA executive position after a respected BBC journalist put it up to him. Veteran BBC journalist Osasu Obayiuwana plainly put it to Bwalya that he had withdrawn from the FIFA race after having failed an integrity test. Bwalya has naively believed that he could still run around flaunting his legendary status at FIFA when the corrupt old order he belonged to has been dismantled with the disgraceful departure of long serving FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Obayiuwana put it to the 1988 African Footballer of the Year on whether he had withdrawn as a result of failing the integrity test but Bwalya responded. “I have received no such notification. The results of the integrity tests are not out, so how could I have failed it? Such reports are false,†said Bwalya. Obayiuwana said, “We were told that he was unable to satisfactorily answer questions put to him and so he has failed.†Bwalya angled in with a response, “I have decided to withdraw from the race to concentrate on retaining my position at CAF.†The former FAZ president has yet to recover from losing elections last year to Andrew Kamanga and has been linked to manoeuvres to destabilize the current FAZ chief’s stewardship. Meanwhile, FIFA’s ethics committee is moving in with on iron fist on officials that don’t meet transparency and accountability criteria. Kalusha’s has a lot of baggage arising from his time as FAZ president which included improper transactions and allegations of bribery. He recently forced Kamanga to write a nomination for his candidature at FIFA. The pressure mounted on Kamanga led to a dispute in the executive where Kalusha’s chola boys Editor’s Note: We challenge Mr Bwalya to make public  both the questionnaire from the FIFA Ethics Committee and his responses for everyone to make their own conclusion. We can only wonder how Mr Bwalya has finally realised he now needed to concentrate only on defending his role at CAF where integrity checks are not a priority when a few weeks ago he put up a strong fight that reached Cabinet to be nominated for a FIFA contest.  The post Kalusha Claims It’s False, “Results Of Integrity Test Not Out” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ZEMA Secures Conviction Of Sabstic Industry Over Environmental Pollution

The Zambia Environmental Management Agency has shown some bite by securing a conviction of Sabstic Industries for discharging a pollutant into the environment without an emission licence. ZEMA has extended the conviction to Sabstic Director Hassan Sabra who has also … Continued

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The Zambia Environmental Management Agency has shown some bite by securing a conviction of Sabstic Industries for discharging a pollutant into the environment without an emission licence. ZEMA has extended the conviction to Sabstic Director Hassan Sabra who has also been found liable. Below is the full statement from ZEMA: ZAMBIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release LUSAKA, 2ND MARCH, 2017 – SABSTIC INDUSTRIES COMPANY PROSECUTED Sabstic Industries Company has been convicted by the Lusaka Magistrate Court for failure to comply with a Compliance Order and discharging a pollutant into the environment without an Emission Licence. The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) prosecuted Sabstic Industries and its Director, Hassan Sabra in accordance with the Environmental Management Act (EMA) No. 12 of 2011 and Environmental Management (Licensing) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 112 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia. Facts presented before the Court were that between the 1st day of February, 2017 and 10th day of February, 2017 in Lusaka, jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown, Sabstic Industries and its Director, Hassan Sabra failed to comply with the requirements of a Compliance Order issued by ZEMA on 1st February, 2017, whose compliance date was with immediate effect. They also emitted or discharged a pollutant or contaminant into the environment without an Emission Licence from ZEMA. The facts were confirmed to be correct by the Accused upon which the Court convicted the Accused accordingly. The matter comes up for sentencing before Hon. David Simusamba on 7th March, 2017 at 09:00hrs. ZEMA takes this opportunity to remind all facilities to obtain necessary Licences from the Agency as stipulated by the environmental law and other relevant laws. It is also important for industries to uphold environmentally friendly practices. Issued by: Irene G. Lungu-Chipili Manager- Corporate Affairs Zambia Environmental Management Agency Email: iglungu@zema.org.zm Phone: 254023/59/ 0977-744299 The post ZEMA Secures Conviction Of Sabstic Industry Over Environmental Pollution appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Civilians Fleeing Eastern DR Congo Clashes

[East African] A fresh refugee crisis could erupt in the Great Lakes Region as clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo government forces and suspected rebels herald renewed fighting in the troubled eastern part of the country.

[East African] A fresh refugee crisis could erupt in the Great Lakes Region as clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo government forces and suspected rebels herald renewed fighting in the troubled eastern part of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Dadaab Camp Closure On Target, Says UN

[East African] The United Nations has said its repatriation programme in Kenya’s Dadaab camp is “on target” with an average of nearly 2,000 refugees per week returning voluntarily to Somalia.

[East African] The United Nations has said its repatriation programme in Kenya's Dadaab camp is "on target" with an average of nearly 2,000 refugees per week returning voluntarily to Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenya Mints 900 New Dollar Millionaires As Wealth Gap Widens

[East African] Kenya created 900 dollar millionaires in 2016, according to a new report that points to the fact that hard economic times that prevailed in the year did not slow down wealth accumulation.

[East African] Kenya created 900 dollar millionaires in 2016, according to a new report that points to the fact that hard economic times that prevailed in the year did not slow down wealth accumulation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

President Signs Anti-Money Laundering Bill to Law

[East African] Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the anti-money laundering Bill, keen on introducing tougher action against individuals guilty of economic crimes.

[East African] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the anti-money laundering Bill, keen on introducing tougher action against individuals guilty of economic crimes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

U.S. – Kenya’s Mobile Money System Vulnerable to Illegal Transactions

[East African] Kenya’s popular mobile-money transfer network can be used by criminals, local and international, to make illicit financial transactions, the US State Department warned on Thursday.

[East African] Kenya's popular mobile-money transfer network can be used by criminals, local and international, to make illicit financial transactions, the US State Department warned on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Stock of Reserves up By U.S.$139 Million

[East African] Uganda’s foreign exchange reserves have risen by $139.5 million, following improvements in the country’s overall balance of payment. This brings it closer to the benchmark set by the East African Community for monetary stability.

[East African] Uganda's foreign exchange reserves have risen by $139.5 million, following improvements in the country's overall balance of payment. This brings it closer to the benchmark set by the East African Community for monetary stability.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda