Councillors Are Abusing Grants – CSO

The K 10,000 monthly allocation under the Ward Fund has continued to be abused by councillors countrywide due to poor monitoring systems in most council, a Non Governmental Organisation Beautiful Gates has charged. Executive Director Bill Kaping’a has called for … Continued

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The K 10,000 monthly allocation under the Ward Fund has continued to be abused by councillors countrywide due to poor monitoring systems in most council, a Non Governmental Organisation Beautiful Gates has charged. Executive Director Bill Kaping’a has called for strengthen of monitoring systems to allow for proper monitoring, accountability and transparency in the utilisation of the funds. He says the system through which the funds are given out to the councillors leave much room for abuse as most of the civic leaders have no running programs in their respective Wards. “At times it leaves me wondering whether we are serious about issues of accountability, transparency and monitoring, because when you see how these councillors are given the same money you will discover that it is even given as cash,” he questioned. Kaping’a has however called on the Ministry of Local government to revise the current guidelines so as to ensure prudent utilisation of the funds. “Well it could be that there are no strict guidelines to help close all the loopholes that may force civic leaders to avoid the temptation of abusing the funds. We have only the head of Councillors talking about unblocking drainages, slashing some areas and garbage collection which also raises a lot of questions, how are the people engaged to do the activities and how much are they paid?†he added. Councillors across the country are entitled to K 10,000 monthly allocation under the Ward Development Funds. The post Councillors Are Abusing Grants – CSO appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Cadre Raises Voice Over Illegal Mukula Trade

A Patriotic Front cadre on the Copperbelt has questioned the continued exportation of Mukula tree logs despite the ban on exporting logs is still effective. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, the cadre says … Continued

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A Patriotic Front cadre on the Copperbelt has questioned the continued exportation of Mukula tree logs despite the ban on exporting logs is still effective. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, the cadre says government had issued a statutory instrument to ban the exportation of Mukula tree. He said government had put in place security measures by engaging the Zambia National Service and Zambia Army to ensure no individual is found exporting the Mukula logs. “What is surprising is that every time Mukula tree logs are being exported it is escorted like it’s a presidential motorcade, now who is authorising the Mukula tree logs to be exported? Why is government exporting Mukula logs when there is a ban?†he wondered. He added, “Jean Kapata is a very bad woman who is not helping the Party and we call on the President to take action against her because it is such people making the party unpopular. We can’t allow such to continue. Land they are stealing, tree logs they are stealing then how are we going to govern this country.†The cadre has called on leaders to stop being selfish and attend to the many issues being brought out by Zambians rather than that which benefits them only. “What type of leadership is this that they are stealing what belongs to them? Our leaders don’t care about what the future holds, as we go towards 2018 leaders please cleanse your conscious, Zambians cannot continue crying, they can’t continue complaining. “People that voted for you are crying day in day out and you pay a blind eye to it? It’s very sad…we only have 2018 by 2019 everyone will be talking the convention and by 2020 we will not even manage to convince anyone to vote for us,†he added. The an unidentified cadre said late President Michael Sata suffered for the Patriotic Front and it is sad that those in leadership are not doing enough to protect it against individuals who don’t mean well for Zambians. The post PF Cadre Raises Voice Over Illegal Mukula Trade appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Miners Oppose Removal of Mining From Exclusive List

[Leadership] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the removal of mining from the exclusive lists of the federal government to allow more states’ participation.

[Leadership] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the removal of mining from the exclusive lists of the federal government to allow more states' participation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Nigerian Varsities Can Rank Best in Africa

[This Day] Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa, if we can have a stable academic calendar, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, has said.

[This Day] Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa, if we can have a stable academic calendar, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate Cuts Short Recess to Address Fuel Scarcity

[Leadership] The Senate yesterday cut short its three-week recess to convene a meeting with stakeholders in the oil sector, with a view to addressing the fuel scarcity which appears to have defied solutions.

[Leadership] The Senate yesterday cut short its three-week recess to convene a meeting with stakeholders in the oil sector, with a view to addressing the fuel scarcity which appears to have defied solutions.

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Nigerian Stock Market Among World’s Top 5 Performers in 2017 – Report

[Leadership] Lagos -Nigeria’s stock market has been named to be amongst the five top performers in 2017, topping equities markets of most major European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a CNN report has revealed.

[Leadership] Lagos -Nigeria's stock market has been named to be amongst the five top performers in 2017, topping equities markets of most major European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a CNN report has revealed.

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Frenchman Sebastien Desabre Starts Work As Cranes Coach

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Frenchman Sebastien Desabre started his reign as new Cranes coach by visiting the national team’s training camp for the CHAN 2018 qualifiers.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Frenchman Sebastien Desabre started his reign as new Cranes coach by visiting the national team's training camp for the CHAN 2018 qualifiers.

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Fuel Crisis – Senate Summons Kachikwu, Baru

[Premium Times] The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) has summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, over the ongoing f…

[Premium Times] The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) has summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, over the ongoing fuel crisis.

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This Photo of D’Banj, Don Jazzy Has Got the Internet Talking

[Premium Times] After their reconciliation on Wednesday night, Don Jazzy and Dbanj have further thrilled their excited fans with pictures of themselves striking a rare pose since their messy split four years ago.

[Premium Times] After their reconciliation on Wednesday night, Don Jazzy and Dbanj have further thrilled their excited fans with pictures of themselves striking a rare pose since their messy split four years ago.

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