C/B Zesco Chief Wants Higher Tariffs

Zesco Limited Copperbelt Division Manager Wilbroad Chanda has said that the current electricity tariffs are not cost reflective as the company is operating on a loss. During a Media Workshop in Kitwe Chanda said Zesco limited will continue to push … Continued

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Zesco Limited Copperbelt Division Manager Wilbroad Chanda has said that the current electricity tariffs are not cost reflective as the company is operating on a loss. During a Media Workshop in Kitwe Chanda said Zesco limited will continue to push for cost reflective tariffs to ensure the company remains economically viable. He said currently Zesco limited has not made any application for an increase on electricity tariffs but was still contemplating on doing so in the near future. Chanda said despite the 75% tariff increase, the company was failing to meet its production costs as most of its projects are internally funded. He further stated that ZESCO is faced with challenges in its operations as a result of low tariffs that are not supportive of production costs. The post C/B Zesco Chief Wants Higher Tariffs appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Volleyball – Bitok Names Provisional Squad for African Championships

[New Times] PAUL Bitok, the national volleyball team head coach has named a provisional 20 player squad to start non-residential training at Amahoro stadium ahead of the upcoming African U21 Men’s Volleyball Championship that runs from September 12-19 …

[New Times] PAUL Bitok, the national volleyball team head coach has named a provisional 20 player squad to start non-residential training at Amahoro stadium ahead of the upcoming African U21 Men's Volleyball Championship that runs from September 12-19 in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

First Lady Dates Eastern Province

First Lady Esther Lungu is in Eastern Province on a six day working visit. According to the tentative programme availed by the First Lady’s office she will commission the Chipata Eye Hospital on Monday. The First Lady is also expected … Continued

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First Lady Esther Lungu is in Eastern Province on a six day working visit. According to the tentative programme availed by the First Lady’s office she will commission the Chipata Eye Hospital on Monday. The First Lady is also expected to visit Magwero school for the blind and Madzimoyo Secondary School among other programmes. In May this year the First Lady spent one week in Lundazi district during the commemoration of Safe Motherhood Week. The First Lady is fully involved in programmes that are meant at lifting peoples’ living standards across the country. The post First Lady Dates Eastern Province appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Increased Responsibilities Means More Engagements’

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Mr Ngaka Ngaka has informed his constituents that his added responsibilities as a government minister would now mean that he would not be able to addres…

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Mr Ngaka Ngaka has informed his constituents that his added responsibilities as a government minister would now mean that he would not be able to address kgotla meetings in their areas as often as he did as an ordinary Member of Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Botswana Meat Commission to Resolve Payments Delays

[Botswana Daily News] Ghanzi -President Mokgweetsi Masisi says government is committed to ensuring that payment delays and problems bedeviling Botswana Meat Commission are resolved.

[Botswana Daily News] Ghanzi -President Mokgweetsi Masisi says government is committed to ensuring that payment delays and problems bedeviling Botswana Meat Commission are resolved.

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Churches Fuelling Tension between PF and UPND-Sinkamba

Provided churches continue with the attitude of favouring or opposing particular candidates or political leaders, political tension and violence will never ends, says Green Party President Peter Sinkamba. Sinkamba said in a statement that it was the churches that were … Continued

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Provided churches continue with the attitude of favouring or opposing particular candidates or political leaders, political tension and violence will never ends, says Green Party President Peter Sinkamba. Sinkamba said in a statement that it was the churches that were fuelling tension and competition between PF and UPND by favouring or opposing the leaders of the two parties. He said one group of churches always invites PF leaders to speak and donate in their churches while the other does exactly the same to UPND leaders. He added that it is wrong for churches to turn the pulpits into political forums. “You see, in Zambia there are several political leaders. However, only leaders from the two political parties are given the front row or what I may term as the VIP row to sit when they go to church. If it is not President Lungu addressing one congregation then it is Hakainde Hichilema addressing the other. Only leaders from the two political parties are given an opportunity to address the congregants or lead congregants into hymns,†he said. “This is utterly wrong and need to be stopped forthwith because not only is it discriminatory but has fuelled tension and competition between PF and UPND. The leaders of the two parties are now in competition as to who offers more money so that he is given an opportunity to speak or sing in one church or the other and given the privilege to sit on the front row.†He said churches should not favour or oppose particular candidates or leaders holding political office. “Actually there must be a ban on politicking and electioneering in church,†he said. Sinkamba also said while the Constitution of Zambia provides for freedom of worship, it does not provide for discrimination. He said providing a platform and special treatment for leaders of only two political parties in church in Zambia where we have several parties is discriminatory and therefore contravenes the constitution. “Whilst the Constitution provides for freedom of worship, I think it is high time that we amended it to ban politicking and electioneering in churches. It is high time that we set principles of separation of church from the State and politics. The justification for the amendment is simple,†he said. “Our tax system provides for exemption of churches from paying taxes. It therefore goes without saying that all tax-exempt organizations should be prohibited from supporting or opposing political leaders and candidates. The same should be the case with cultural or traditional issues.†The post Churches Fuelling Tension between PF and UPND-Sinkamba appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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SARS’ Moyane to Brief Media On ‘Latest Developments’

[News24Wire] South African Revenue Services commissioner Tom Moyane is set to brief the media on Monday about ‘current matters’ as he continues to face an inquiry into the governance of the tax agency.

[News24Wire] South African Revenue Services commissioner Tom Moyane is set to brief the media on Monday about 'current matters' as he continues to face an inquiry into the governance of the tax agency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town Woman, 22, Delivers Healthy Quadruplets

[News24Wire] Cape Town has welcomed the arrival of four of its littlest new residents – who made an appearance when their mother delivered the quadruplets at Tygerberg Hospital, the facility said on Sunday.

[News24Wire] Cape Town has welcomed the arrival of four of its littlest new residents - who made an appearance when their mother delivered the quadruplets at Tygerberg Hospital, the facility said on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cyber Academy Platform to Improve Cyber Security

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In an era where the world completely relies on technology and depend on the Internet, it has become imperative for companies to protect themselves from the impact of cyber-crimes, which result in financial losses and rep…

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In an era where the world completely relies on technology and depend on the Internet, it has become imperative for companies to protect themselves from the impact of cyber-crimes, which result in financial losses and reputational damage.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana