Chiteme Not Suitable For National Planning Role – PF Official

A Patriotic Front official in Ndola is surprised that President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning and Development. He said President Edgar Lungu should have replaced fired Lucky Mulusa with a … Continued

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A Patriotic Front official in Ndola is surprised that President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning and Development. He said President Edgar Lungu should have replaced fired Lucky Mulusa with a technocrat who can plan well and ensure better implementation of the 7th National Development Plan. He added that Alexander Chiteme should have first been tested to head the Copperbelt Province rather than rushing him to such a ministry that requires a technocrat. “I am not trying to be naive or downgrade Chiteme. He is a friend. I know him very well but that Ministry is too much for him. Chiteme is new in this game he needed more time to mature politically, we have a lot of senior members in our party who could have deserved that Ministry,†the official said. “The President may be building his own team but such timing is wrong. I hope that this won’t bring back the confusion we saw between him and Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, remember that caucus committee called Copperbelt Members of Parliament headed by Chiteme? Hope this doesn’t come back, because we need development not fighting.†He however stated that the appointment of Joseph Malanji was timely and although he was also another former MMD Member. “Our party has lost it because as we speak it is MMD in charge now. That is why you see senior members of the PF speaking out in the manner they are talking, they are frustrated,” the official said. Kwacha MP Malanji was appointed foreign affairs minister replacing Harry Kalaba who quit citing corruption. The post Chiteme Not Suitable For National Planning Role – PF Official appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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LPM to Contest 2019 Elections

[Namibian] THE Landless People’s Movement will officially be registered as a political party by the end of February, said Henny Seibeb yesterday in an interview with The Namibian about the movement’s plans for the year.

[Namibian] THE Landless People's Movement will officially be registered as a political party by the end of February, said Henny Seibeb yesterday in an interview with The Namibian about the movement's plans for the year.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Nedbank Cycle Challenge Coming Up

[Namibian] THE popular Namibian Cycle Challenge sets the scene for avid cyclists and fans for the new year. According to a press release issued by Nedbank Namibia, it will start off with the Road Challenge on 11 February, followed by the ever-popular K…

[Namibian] THE popular Namibian Cycle Challenge sets the scene for avid cyclists and fans for the new year. According to a press release issued by Nedbank Namibia, it will start off with the Road Challenge on 11 February, followed by the ever-popular Kidz Challenge on 24 February, and end off with the Mountain Bike Challenge scheduled for 25 February.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Balopi Relishes Miss Africa Title

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Twenty-one-year old Gaseangwe Balopi from Tonota has made the country proud by winning the second edition of Miss Africa 2017 hosted by Cross River state in Calabar, Nigeria on December 28.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Twenty-one-year old Gaseangwe Balopi from Tonota has made the country proud by winning the second edition of Miss Africa 2017 hosted by Cross River state in Calabar, Nigeria on December 28.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Key Phrases of President of the Republic

[ANGOP] Luanda -Key phrases from the statements made to journalists by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, today, when speaking at the collective interview, which coincided with the first 100 days of his term.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Key phrases from the statements made to journalists by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, today, when speaking at the collective interview, which coincided with the first 100 days of his term.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Mugabe Minister ‘Wanted for $6m Fraud’ in Kenya – Reports

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s former Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Jonathan Moyo, is reportedly “still wanted by Kenyan authorities for an alleged $6m fraud committed in the east African country in 2000”.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's former Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Jonathan Moyo, is reportedly "still wanted by Kenyan authorities for an alleged $6m fraud committed in the east African country in 2000".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Suspended PF Official Joins Kambwili’s NDC

Suspended Copperbelt Patriotic Front Chair Lady Dorothy Kayuni along with some other PF Members in Lufwanyama District have joined the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party NDC. Kayuni, who led other officials from the Patriotic Front, said the ruling party has … Continued

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Suspended Copperbelt Patriotic Front Chair Lady Dorothy Kayuni along with some other PF Members in Lufwanyama District have joined the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party NDC. Kayuni, who led other officials from the Patriotic Front, said the ruling party has diverted from its core values of being a pro-poor party and has instead embraced only the elite. She has stated that the Patriotic Front lack seriousness in mobilising members as only a few were benefiting while the majority of its membership have remained wallowing in abject poverty. “We are disappointed because the party does not care anymore, most of the people that supported the ruling party are living in poverty, so why should we continue,” she said. Ms Kayuni said despite the so many promises, Lufwanyama District has remained underdeveloped despite the minerals in the area which is only benefitting foreigners while locals continue to suffer. Meanwhile, former Ipusukilo Ward PF Councillor in Kitwe, Francis Kasusu has also defected to the NDC. And speaking when he addressed the defectors, NDC gfounder Mwenya Musenge said NDC has been attracting members and is in all corners of the country. He welcomed the defectors and commended them for taking such a decision. “The NDC is the only party that cuts across and has a general membership in all parts of the country. I want to commend you for taking such a step because you believe in our leadership, and we are the only political party that will bring hope to the Zambian people,†Musenge said. Former chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili is the man believed to be behind the NDC which he offers consultancy. The post Suspended PF Official Joins Kambwili’s NDC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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