Zambia Has No Serious Leadership; Pres. Lungu Is Failing To Deal With Floods – Hichilema

Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has blasted the ruling party of  lacking serious leadership as the country endures torrential rain which is causing floods in various areas largely due to poor drainage system. Hichilema says the rain were threatening the … Continued

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Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has blasted the ruling party of  lacking serious leadership as the country endures torrential rain which is causing floods in various areas largely due to poor drainage system. Hichilema says the rain were threatening the country’s health system with a potential cholera outbreak on the horizon. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S STATEMENT In a country where it is increasingly clear there is no serious leadership and where now every calamity is being blamed on the UPND leadership, we feel duty bound to be giving guidance on various issues affecting the nation. We feel these are the issues that should be occupying any functioning government as opposed to expressing the desire to continue beyond 2021 at the expense of delivering services to the public. In view of the above, we want to urge the various government agencies such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government through local authorities, DMMU, various health centres in the country and our cooperating partners, to proactively put in place cholera prevention measures around the country. We all know that with the current heavy downpour, poor water and sanitation services coupled with poor drainage system and filthy, chances of outbreak of water borne diseases such as cholera, dysentery and others is high. All these institutions must not wait until there are deaths in the country and then start panicking as is the case in the fight against army worms. For now, we also call on the relevant government information wings to immediately start disseminating Cholera alert messages as a way of preventing the outbreak and save lives. We also advice that all the relevant institutions mentioned must immediately start identifying possible cholera treatment centres throughout the country in case of an outbreak. We thank you all and God bless you. The post Zambia Has No Serious Leadership; Pres. Lungu Is Failing To Deal With Floods – Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Blood Shortage Hits Health Facilities

[Monitor] Arua -Arua Regional Referral Hospital and other health facilities in the district are facing a shortage of blood after the regional blood bank failed to collect enough blood.

[Monitor] Arua -Arua Regional Referral Hospital and other health facilities in the district are facing a shortage of blood after the regional blood bank failed to collect enough blood.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Takes Fresh Samples From Masaka Avian Flu Affected Areas

[Monitor] Masaka -Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has deployed experts to carry out further detailed investigations into Avian Influenza infection cases that were reported in Masaka District.

[Monitor] Masaka -Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has deployed experts to carry out further detailed investigations into Avian Influenza infection cases that were reported in Masaka District.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why the World Needs to Act Urgently

[The Conversation Africa] The international community is focused on defeating ISIS, dealing with the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis on their doorsteps as well as home grown terrorism. But, now more than ever, it needs to be actively engaged in …

[The Conversation Africa] The international community is focused on defeating ISIS, dealing with the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis on their doorsteps as well as home grown terrorism. But, now more than ever, it needs to be actively engaged in South Sudan or the situation could rapidly deteriorate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

High Stakes As Region Prepares Military Action

[The Conversation Africa] In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The announcement followed reports that a N…

[The Conversation Africa] In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The announcement followed reports that a Nigerian warship was deployed off the Gambian coast while a regional military force was being assembled in neighbouring Senegal for possible military intervention.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

SLPP MP Laments Lapses in Health, Education and Energy Sectors

[Concord] SLPP Member of Parliament from the Kenema district, Hon. Kai-Samba, has observed that there were several challenges in the health, education, and energy and water sectors respectively.

[Concord] SLPP Member of Parliament from the Kenema district, Hon. Kai-Samba, has observed that there were several challenges in the health, education, and energy and water sectors respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Agnes Mansaray Sets New School Records in U.S.A

[Concord] Agnes Mansaray is set for greater achievements and some scintillating performances in 2017 as she followed her stellar output in the Half Marathon back in the Fall with a new school record for her College in the 1000M (One Thousand Meters) event, as she destroyed the record while taking part at the University of Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet.

[Concord] Agnes Mansaray is set for greater achievements and some scintillating performances in 2017 as she followed her stellar output in the Half Marathon back in the Fall with a new school record for her College in the 1000M (One Thousand Meters) event, as she destroyed the record while taking part at the University of Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

SLFA Confirms Hosting Extra-Ordinary Congress

[Concord] Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) secretariat, has yesterday confirmed that the Association would be hosting its extra-ordinary congress come February, 2017 exactly 21 months after the last congress ended abruptly in Makeni.

[Concord] Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) secretariat, has yesterday confirmed that the Association would be hosting its extra-ordinary congress come February, 2017 exactly 21 months after the last congress ended abruptly in Makeni.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Four Teams to Battle Swasal-North Title

[Concord] Four teams; Wusum Stars FC, Allan Thababan FC, Area Best FC, and Ocean Boys FC will battle for this year’s Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) Northern Regional branch fund-raising gala in Makeni.

[Concord] Four teams; Wusum Stars FC, Allan Thababan FC, Area Best FC, and Ocean Boys FC will battle for this year's Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) Northern Regional branch fund-raising gala in Makeni.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone