Wafu Cup – Super Eagles Beat Ghana, Qualify for Semi-Final

[Premium Times] The home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations with a crucial 2-0-win on Monday night over the Black Stars of Ghana.

[Premium Times] The home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations with a crucial 2-0-win on Monday night over the Black Stars of Ghana.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Civil Organisation Right2Know Leads Protest for Cheaper Data

[News24Wire] Civil organisation Right2Know will on Tuesday protest at headquarters of South Africa’s four largest telecommunications companies in Gauteng, demanding that the price of cellular data decrease.

[News24Wire] Civil organisation Right2Know will on Tuesday protest at headquarters of South Africa's four largest telecommunications companies in Gauteng, demanding that the price of cellular data decrease.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Egypt Tops SA as Continent’s Top Investment Spot – Report

[News24Wire] Egypt has knocked South Africa from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s latest Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018, released on Monday.

[News24Wire] Egypt has knocked South Africa from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank's latest Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018, released on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Firm in Charge of Results System Throws Doubt on Poll Date

[Nation] The possibility of the presidential election being held on October 17 was thrown into doubt Monday when a company in charge of the results transmission system said it would not be ready by then.

[Nation] The possibility of the presidential election being held on October 17 was thrown into doubt Monday when a company in charge of the results transmission system said it would not be ready by then.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tough Rules for Teachers in War On Exam Cheats

[Nation] Tough punishment awaits teachers found guilty of abetting cheating in this year’s national examinations, the government warned as it insisted that the school calendar will not be altered because of the repeat election.

[Nation] Tough punishment awaits teachers found guilty of abetting cheating in this year's national examinations, the government warned as it insisted that the school calendar will not be altered because of the repeat election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Letter: FAZ Struggling To Pay Referees Handling Lower League Matches

Please hide my identity. Referees not getting paid. My favourite FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has only paid refs twice this season. Under the previous administration, refs got paid the whole amount due to them by the home teams. The Idea … Continued

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Please hide my identity. Referees not getting paid. My favourite FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has only paid refs twice this season. Under the previous administration, refs got paid the whole amount due to them by the home teams. The Idea of FAZ paying refs was rejected by all officiators anticipating problems which are happening now. Most refs proposed that FAZ gives money to teams who would intern pay refs. My question is when is FAZ gona pay refs? If so are they going to foot out the full bill? Its a pity that referees who are victims are those who officiate lower division teams. Refs close to FAZ [officials] handle Super Division teams where they get paid instantly and can never voice out cause they would want to consolidate their positions. I love Kamanga and I feel he is the right person to be in office right now. If we give Andrew the full term of 3 years in office he can take us far, but he should improve on paying refs. Me I belonging to team Kamanga. MC The post Letter: FAZ Struggling To Pay Referees Handling Lower League Matches appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Citizen’s View: Uncle T and His Chi Cupu; Why Kill A Local Investor?

Why do we kill local investments yet worshiping foreign businesses? It is absurd. Uncle T of Kabwata is suddenly in the news being threatened following his innovation of the Chi Cup that young people and the old inclusive from a … Continued

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Why do we kill local investments yet worshiping foreign businesses? It is absurd. Uncle T of Kabwata is suddenly in the news being threatened following his innovation of the Chi Cup that young people and the old inclusive from a cross section of society have embraced with easy. The reckless and unwarranted statements from state institutions is scaring away potential customers from this huge investment built from his personal sweat.The negative publicity from institutions such as the Zambia Bureau of Standards -ZABS- is uninspiring for a law abiding citizens who has been settling his taxes. Where were these institutions when Uncle T was applying for licences? Whose interest are these institutions representing? Uncle T needs to be celebrated having taken advantage of the local market to sell the most sought after product on the local market. Uncle T, as a law abiding citizen took the samples of his cocktail to the University Teaching Hospital -UTH- for critical analysis and he was subsequently, granted the licence unless l am proved otherwise that those who did so are alien to development. I must mention that with or without the cocktail from Uncle T people will always die so stop blackmailing the man for being innovative and just join in the fun.This tendency of frustrating local investments in whatever field should come to end considering that the man is creating employment to the many young people in the country. We have already forgotten his humble contribution to the City market fire victims of about K 40, 000 from his procceeds. Uncle T deserves better, as an indigenous investor unlike the current negative publicity he drowning in. We should enchanceforth stop this awing and admiring people only when they invest in foreign countries rather than their country of birth. Uncle T is a legend and deserves our support in his humble contribution to the economic development of mother Zambia. He opted not to be a spectator but a participant in the affairs of this country therefore he deserves a page in our annuals of history. Leave the guy to do his business.This kind of mindset of trying to pull your fellow Zambia is very bad who is earning genuine money. Mabvuto Phiri [Facebook] The post Citizen’s View: Uncle T and His Chi Cupu; Why Kill A Local Investor? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Citizen’s View: Answer The $1 Million Question; The Case Of 42 Fire Trucks

Since I haven’t spoken about the K1million fire tenders, and I have done the preparation of government tenders before, all I can say is the the selection of the winner of the tenders is not heavily based on the price. … Continued

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Since I haven’t spoken about the K1million fire tenders, and I have done the preparation of government tenders before, all I can say is the the selection of the winner of the tenders is not heavily based on the price. In tendering, the bidder prepares two proposals, the first – called a Technical proposal – details the specifications of the bid, the company details, financial health, audit reports etc. This is the proposal which is then looked at first. The best two or three bidders with the highest scores here are the only ones whose Financial Proposals are now opened. So from the list of about 20 companies, forget all those prices you saw, the losers’ prices wont be seen until publishing time. For technical proposals, local companies always get preferential treatment over foreign companies in the scoring system. So when the best technical proposals have been picked, we now look at the 2 to 3 financials. For the financial proposals, usually, the terms are explained whether the lowest financial bidder from among those top 3 technical winners would win, but that’s rare to avoid bidders making ridiculously low bids simply to win but then to compromise the whole process. Otherwise the best price would always win. So sometimes scores are made for the financial proposal and then added to the technical proposal and then the best total score wins. The rule of the thumb is technical proposal 70-80% of the total score and financial proposal 30-20% of the total score. However, if the best scorer is also one with issues in procurement or has poor history with the owner of the bid, this can be passed on to the next best tender. As for this price, I have no idea how much fire tenders are and I can spend time castigating government over the price but I am not qualified to do so. Suffice to say, as many are saying, on the internet, these are costing something like US $550,000. Now add accessories, customisation works, shipping, landing costs, costs on trucks from the border to here since you can’t just drive them and risk damaging them, then training of local staff, and then profit, and maybe after-service. Will the total reach USD1million? Kaya!!! Me I don’t know teacher. Are we together class? Oliver Shalala [Facebook] The post Citizen’s View: Answer The $1 Million Question; The Case Of 42 Fire Trucks appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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