ANC Hits Out at Religious Group for Advice on Election Law

[Nation] Amani National Congress (ANC) has expressed its displeasure at a religious group for supporting amendments in the election law, accusing it of stoking embers of electoral violence.

[Nation] Amani National Congress (ANC) has expressed its displeasure at a religious group for supporting amendments in the election law, accusing it of stoking embers of electoral violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UNBS Lifts Suspension On Blue Wave Beverages

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has lifted the suspension it had imposed on production of packaged drinking water by Blue Wave beverages after carrying out inspection by the technical teams to ascertain compliance to stand…

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has lifted the suspension it had imposed on production of packaged drinking water by Blue Wave beverages after carrying out inspection by the technical teams to ascertain compliance to standards.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Students Advised to Join Vocational Training Institutes

[Nation] Students who scored below C+ in the 2016 KCSE examination and will miss university places have been asked to apply to join various technical and vocational training institutes across the country.

[Nation] Students who scored below C+ in the 2016 KCSE examination and will miss university places have been asked to apply to join various technical and vocational training institutes across the country.

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Shilling Depreciated By 5.5 Percent in 2016, Says Bank of Uganda

[Monitor] Kampala -Contrary to what is perceived as the sharpest depreciation of the Uganda Shilling against US dollar in 2016, Bank of Uganda says by depreciating by 5.5 per cent, the local performed better last year compared to 2015.

[Monitor] Kampala -Contrary to what is perceived as the sharpest depreciation of the Uganda Shilling against US dollar in 2016, Bank of Uganda says by depreciating by 5.5 per cent, the local performed better last year compared to 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

PF Has Wrong Priorities, Genuine Poor Denied Bursary – Hichilema

Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says The Patriotic Front government has wrong priorities. Hichilema has lashed out on President Edgar Lungu’s government saying it has deprived young people who have a legitimate case to qualify for bursaries the opportunity. In … Continued

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Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says The Patriotic Front government has wrong priorities. Hichilema has lashed out on President Edgar Lungu’s government saying it has deprived young people who have a legitimate case to qualify for bursaries the opportunity. In a statement posted on social media, Hichilema says, “We have recently received numerous representation from lots of young people and their parents/guardians that have been denied government support through the bursary or loan scheme at the universities. “We have always stated that the PF leadership has wrong priorities in running and managing our country’s resources meant for key sectors such as education, health and agriculture.” BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S FULL STATEMENT Good morning friends We thank God for another beautiful day and looking forward to a busy schedule. We have recently received numerous representation from lots of young people and their parents/guardians that have been denied government support through the bursary or loan scheme at the universities. We have always stated that the PF leadership has wrong priorities in running and managing our country’s resources meant for key sectors such as education, health and agriculture. It is clear lack of priorities for anyone to have more meaningless ministries funded at taxpayers money while denying these vulnerable but deserving children a chance of a life time to be in universities and colleges through government support. We therefore question, how the PF can allow a situation where a huge expense goes towards expanded and increased government ministries at the expense of educating the country’s future generation? It is a clear misappropriation of public resources to have Mr. Edgar Lungu and a huge delegation of his cadres charter private jets globetrotting at a huge expense while a number of key economic sectors remain poorly funded. Even worse, these trips he and his cadres have been undertaking have so far not benefited the country in any way other than gaining allowances. In our view, such huge sums of money spent on these extravagant trips, would be channeled to sponsoring vulnerable children into universities. We will not be surprised to hear that even the few students who have been given the bursaries or loan schemes only managed due to their connections and relations with those in the PF inner circles while the deserving vulnerable children have been denied this opportunity. In the interest of our country, we still insist that Lungu reduces expenses on his blotted cabinet and allocate more money to the education and other deserving sectors such as the country’s education system. On our part, our policies were very clear on how we intend to reduce wasteful government expenditure and channel resources to more needy areas such as education, health and agriculture sectors, while creating jobs opportunities for our people, especially youths and women. In our own small way, we keep supporting a number of vulnerable children in these learning institutions and we call on others that can manage to do the same though ultimately it’s the government that collects taxes that should educate our people. God bless you all. The post PF Has Wrong Priorities, Genuine Poor Denied Bursary – Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Selection Panel Defends Choice of New IEBC Team

[Nation] The selection panel that submitted nominees to President Uhuru Kenyatta for chairman and commissioners of the new-look electoral commission, has defended its choices, amidst growing criticism.

[Nation] The selection panel that submitted nominees to President Uhuru Kenyatta for chairman and commissioners of the new-look electoral commission, has defended its choices, amidst growing criticism.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya