Football Body’s Boss Chiyangwa ‘Dirty’ Deals Exposed

[Zimbabwe Standard] The cash-strapped Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is at risk of being stripped of its few remaining assets by the football body’s president, Philip Chiyangwa and his associates, amid revelations that the properties are now regi…

[Zimbabwe Standard] The cash-strapped Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is at risk of being stripped of its few remaining assets by the football body's president, Philip Chiyangwa and his associates, amid revelations that the properties are now registered in the names of his workers and associates.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Procurement Act Empowered Grand View International In 42 Fire Trucks Contract – Chaile

Radical revolutionary Party (RRP) president Vincent Chaile says the $42 Million fire contract given to Grandview might be a good case politically, but a very weak case in court and risks to be thrown out with costs. As a Party … Continued

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Radical revolutionary Party (RRP) president Vincent Chaile says the $42 Million fire contract given to Grandview might be a good case politically, but a very weak case in court and risks to be thrown out with costs. As a Party we were among the first ones to raise the eyebrow over this deal two years ago in 2015 before this issue was taken to International Court of Arbitration, Our legal team both local and those based in UK and Ukraine advised us to be reluctant on this issue as all procedure was followed consistent with the requirement of an the ZPPA act 2008, no 11. In this respect, it is clear that Grandview complied and competed well in an Open Competitive bidding (ICB). In open competitive bidding, the following procedure is key to the success of the bidding process. 1. Preliminary,(Legality of the Business) 2. Technique, (compliance and Specification) 3. Commercial (terms of Business) 4. Post Qualification (Financial Capability of the company) It Clear that Grandview international complied with the procedure and scored better than its competitors. As observed in the above procedure, Pricing is not the only factor considered in the bidding process, its actually a secondary factor. In fact The ZPPA or the procurement Act 2008, 11, does not provide negotiation of the price after the contract has been awarded. The issue of awarding the contract to Grandview is not the real problem, there is need to revise and repeal the act, to include provisions for price adjustments after awarding of the contract. In other words there is need to allow procurement committees to do market intelligence on price before a contract is signed… this will give authorities to re-negotiate the price in a situation realized that the successful bidder had overpriced the products, which is not a case in a current procurement act……. Therefore as a party we challenge Chishimba Kambwili who is in a self-destruction mode to provide us with tangible evidence on this issue than just been a Facebook pundit misleading oneself , so that maybe we can also be part of the people who are trying to protest over the issue. If people are going to use emotions over this issue, we see a situation where Grandview might walk away with another $42 million in compensation or damages if this issue is mishandled. For example the Zamtel Lap green case where government has lost more than $350 million in compensation due to illegal cancellation of a contract Am advising my fellow politicians to push for a review of the ZPPA or procurement act which is the culprit in this matter. The post Procurement Act Empowered Grand View International In 42 Fire Trucks Contract – Chaile appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Stunning Dyonne’s Happily Ever After

[Zimbabwe Standard] Rapper Desmond “Stunner” Chideme and his teen lover Dyonne Tafirenyika are expecting a child in what is turning into a blissful happily-ever-after relationship following a love affair, which threatened to taint any speck of integrit…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Rapper Desmond "Stunner" Chideme and his teen lover Dyonne Tafirenyika are expecting a child in what is turning into a blissful happily-ever-after relationship following a love affair, which threatened to taint any speck of integrity they both had.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

2019 – Your Abysmal Failure, Our Scoring Points, PDP Replies Buhari Govt

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari- led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, saying its “minus zero” scorecard cannot win the confidence of voters in 2019.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari- led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, saying its "minus zero" scorecard cannot win the confidence of voters in 2019.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Civil Society Groups Condemn Kalma Camp Killings

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The reported killing of people in the violence between government forces and protesters during a visit of the Sudanese president near a camp in South Darfur this morning, has been condemned by a number of political parties and…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The reported killing of people in the violence between government forces and protesters during a visit of the Sudanese president near a camp in South Darfur this morning, has been condemned by a number of political parties and civil society organisations.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

‘Human Rights Violations Continue’ – 22 Organisations to UN Council

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council should take stronger action in response to the dire human rights situation in Sudan, a number of human rights organisations wrote in a joint letter to the council, which is holding its 36t…

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council should take stronger action in response to the dire human rights situation in Sudan, a number of human rights organisations wrote in a joint letter to the council, which is holding its 36th session in Geneva.