Cholera Halts UPND Political Activities

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has announced the party will oblige by instructions not to hold meetings or visit cholera affected areas. Hichilema says in a statement the party had cancelled its planned Eastern Province card renewal exercise and party mobilisation … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has announced the party will oblige by instructions not to hold meetings or visit cholera affected areas. Hichilema says in a statement the party had cancelled its planned Eastern Province card renewal exercise and party mobilisation activities which were scheduled to take place tomorrow in Chipata City. “We also had intended to visit some of our citizens who have abruptly been removed from the streets so that we can have a feel of how they are coping. “But after wide consultations with the state health professionals, we have been advised that our presence may lead to an escalation in the spread of the disease as members of the public may flock in numbers and possibly with the view of hearing from us on our long term solution to this perennial problem,” he states. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT BY HICHILEMA ON HALTING POLITICAL ACTIVITIES Good morning fellow citizens, We sincerely hope that you are coping despite many challenges our country is facing. We encourage you to remain strong for it is a passing phase. May we take this opportunity to inform you that today we intended to visit some of the areas affected by the cholera outbreak around Lusaka. We also had intended to visit some of our citizens who have abruptly been removed from the streets so that we can have a feel of how they are coping. But after wide consultations with the state health professionals, we have been advised that our presence may lead to an escalation in the spread of the disease as members of the public may flock in numbers and possibly with the view of hearing from us on our long term solution to this perennial problem. In the same vein, we also wish to sadly announce the postponement of our planned Eastern Province card renewal exercise and party mobilisation activities which were scheduled to take place tomorrow in Chipata City. We have been advised that the cholera outbreak is still being assessed countrywide and our gathering may equally escalate the spread. As leaders who listen and take professional advice, we have a duty to abide and heed so as to save lives. However, within our small ways, we have made readily available some health requirements to some of the affected areas. We wish to once more call on all citizens to join hands in ensuring that we adhere to the professional advice in combating this cholera epidemic ravaging our country. Ours is a healthier Zambia, and once more we offer sincere condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their beloved ones and we also offer prayers and wish a quick recovery to those of our citizens affected. Once again, we salute our men and women in uniform (Zambia Army, Zambia National Service, Zambia Air Force and Zambia Police) for the great job they are doing in combating this epidemic. We equally thank the health professionals who are at the centre of handling this delicate and challenging task as they are risking their lives in serving their fellow citizens under very difficult conditions. God bless you all, God bless our country, HH. The post Cholera Halts UPND Political Activities appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Resign Now, PDP Tells Amaechi

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the immediate resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, from the Federal Executive Council over his role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the immediate resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, from the Federal Executive Council over his role in President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

4,500 Trucks of Petrol Diverted During Scarcity – Baru

[Premium Times] The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, has disclosed that up to 4,500 trucks of petrol were diverted last month during the fuel scarcity.

[Premium Times] The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, has disclosed that up to 4,500 trucks of petrol were diverted last month during the fuel scarcity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Safa President in Ghana for CAF Awards

[SAFA] South African Football Association (SAFA) president Dr Danny Jordaanis in Ghana attending the CAF Football Awards which are being attended by football luminaries, among them CAF and FIFA Presidents Ahmad and Gianni Infantino.

[SAFA] South African Football Association (SAFA) president Dr Danny Jordaanis in Ghana attending the CAF Football Awards which are being attended by football luminaries, among them CAF and FIFA Presidents Ahmad and Gianni Infantino.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Banyana Banyana Are 2017 CAF National Team of the Year

[SAFA] Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana have been crowned the 2017 CAF National Team of the Year at the AITEO CAF Awards 2017 held in Accra, Ghana on Thursday night (4 December 2018).

[SAFA] Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana have been crowned the 2017 CAF National Team of the Year at the AITEO CAF Awards 2017 held in Accra, Ghana on Thursday night (4 December 2018).

CAF President Meets the Press Ahead of 2017 Awards

[SAFA] 4 January 2018 – On the eve of the Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017, CAF president Ahmad, faced the press at the Accra International Conference Centre – the same venue where the best actors of African football during the year 2017 will be rewarded.

[SAFA] 4 January 2018 - On the eve of the Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017, CAF president Ahmad, faced the press at the Accra International Conference Centre - the same venue where the best actors of African football during the year 2017 will be rewarded.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa