Mwale Explains Bars Amnesty

Local government minister Vincent Mwale has responded to some of the concerns on the high handed measures taken to halt the spread of cholera in Lusaka. Mwale has offered a candid response on why some bars have remained open with … Continued

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Local government minister Vincent Mwale has responded to some of the concerns on the high handed measures taken to halt the spread of cholera in Lusaka. Mwale has offered a candid response on why some bars have remained open with some churches shut as one of the drastic measures to curb cholera. BELOW IS HIS FULL RESPONSE: Good morning fellow country men and women. I have received a number of questions and concerns from fellow citizens as to why we have decided to ‘fully ban churches’ from congregating both in the epicenter of the cholera epidemic and in other areas while ‘the ban of bars’ from operating in the epicenter with only a partial one (11hrs to 19hrs) in other areas. To start with, let me clarify that we have not banned praying but congregating. We as Christians are encouraged to pray from our homes or wherever we may be comfortable as individuals. In fact, we need more prayers now than ever before; we need God’s strength, comfort and grace as we fight this epidemic. Coming to the issue of bars, we have allowed bars in some areas to open from 11hrs to 19hrs, based on a belief that is anchored on keeping the wheels of the economy running while intensifying inspections to ensure hygiene standards are upped or at least maintained. We take take cognizance of the fact that manufacturers, distributors, retailers all have financial obligations such as salaries, rentals, taxes etc to meet even in times like this. We are definitely not in any way going to compromise the health of our citizens even as we try and ensure their economic safety. These decisions will be reviewed after 7 days. Should the epidemic spin out of control we will definitely impose a complete ban and preserve our citizens’ precious lives at all cost. We have similarly allowed controlled selling of vegetables and fruits in order to ensure farmers with hundreds of boxes of ready-to-sale tomatoes, cabbages etc don’t completely lose out due to their perishables rotting for lack of markets. We will continue to engage citizens as we lead processes that are coming up with immediate, medium-term and long-term solutions to mitigate the impact of this epidemic and ultimately eradicate Cholera form Zambian homes. Every Zambian life counts; Together we can fight Cholera. The post Mwale Explains Bars Amnesty appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Bello Can’t Deliver Kogi to Buhari in 2019 – PDP

[Daily Trust] Lokoja -The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has said that Governor Yahaya Bello cannot deliver the state to President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019 as he recently boasted.

[Daily Trust] Lokoja -The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has said that Governor Yahaya Bello cannot deliver the state to President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019 as he recently boasted.

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Kaduna Teachers Begin Strike Today

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -As schools resume from the Christmas and New Year holiday today, the Kaduna State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has disclosed its intention to begin an indefinite strike action to express its grievance over the sack o…

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -As schools resume from the Christmas and New Year holiday today, the Kaduna State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has disclosed its intention to begin an indefinite strike action to express its grievance over the sack of about 22,000 primary school teachers by the state government.

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Nigerian Businesses in Focus At Sierra Leone’s Presidential Poll

[Guardian] As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peop…

[Guardian] As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and its splinter faction, the National Grand Coalition (NGC).

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Uncertainty As $3.8 Billion Egina FPSO Vessel Approaches Nigeria

[Guardian] There are palpable fears that the position of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to bar the much-expected Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel from the Nigerian waterways may jeopardise the multi billion-dollar oil proj…

[Guardian] There are palpable fears that the position of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to bar the much-expected Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel from the Nigerian waterways may jeopardise the multi billion-dollar oil project.

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Abia Majority Leader Orji Lauds Bourdex’s Matured Politics

[Guardian] Majority leader of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Orji, has commended the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 Abia north senatorial election, Chief (Dr.) David Onuoha-Bourdex for displaying politics of…

[Guardian] Majority leader of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Orji, has commended the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 Abia north senatorial election, Chief (Dr.) David Onuoha-Bourdex for displaying politics of no bitterness.

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Northern Youths, ADP Kick Against Buhari’s Re-Election Bid

[Guardian] A coalition of northern youths has kicked against any move by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in office. Their stance is backed by the National Chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yabaji Yusuf Sani, an engineer.

[Guardian] A coalition of northern youths has kicked against any move by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in office. Their stance is backed by the National Chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yabaji Yusuf Sani, an engineer.

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Building Collapse – 6 Early Warning Signs

[Daily Trust] There are quite a number of reasons why a building collapse could happen. It could be as a result of an act of terrorism, a structural failure or natural disasters like an earthquake, hurricane, flooding, landslide, tornado or a mudslide.

[Daily Trust] There are quite a number of reasons why a building collapse could happen. It could be as a result of an act of terrorism, a structural failure or natural disasters like an earthquake, hurricane, flooding, landslide, tornado or a mudslide.

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