Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Public Celebrations

Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country. Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has said the Public Health Act may be applied in cancelling Independence Day celebrations to … Continued

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Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country. Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has said the Public Health Act may be applied in cancelling Independence Day celebrations to curtail the possible spread of cholera that has already reached 111 occurrences despite the rains that is usually the main cause not come full force. Dr Chilufya said health experts will assess the danger and advise before some a drastic step can be taken. The Ministry of Health has already used its discretion to cancel the scheduled rally for the opposition United Party for National Development citing the cholera threat in Kanyama Township. On Tuesday Zambia will commemorate its 53rd Independence celebrations. The post Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Public Celebrations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND’S Kasonso Puts Mulusa On The Spot

Solwezi West UPND Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso Friday morning put National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa on the spot asking him to explain why the state of infrastructure is still poor yet the province is contributing about 8% to … Continued

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Solwezi West UPND Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso Friday morning put National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa on the spot asking him to explain why the state of infrastructure is still poor yet the province is contributing about 8% to the country’s GDP. Kasonso wanted to know how the ministry is sidelining the province despite contributing well to the country’s GDP. The parliamentarian who seemed emotional had no kind words for his fellow north westerner. “Can tell us why the province has remained in that state, the province is contributing significantly to the national development†Kasonso said. But in response, National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa however could not hide his emotional as he went on to challenge the Parliamentarian who once served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries under the MMD government what he did while he served in government. “But as a rider may I say, madam speaker, that Honourable Kasonso you served in government what did you do about North Western province?†Mulusa asked. However, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Catherin Namugala guided “Honourable Minister not that route you are in government now†Mulusa explained that the Patriotic Front government has been forced to fast track developmental projects that were scheduled for another phase. He explained that the upgrading of roads in North Western Province were scheduled for 2022 under phase two but the Head of State saw if fit to squeeze them under phase one. “The President has frequently visited North Western Province than anywhere else, and when he visited them the cry number one was on the Solwezi-Chingola Road. That road was not even in phase 1 of the link Zambia 8,000. If it was left under phase two that was only going to be worked on in 2022. He said all the township roads have been pushed into phase one due to the province’s contribution to the national budget and development in general. “The President realised that North Western Province is contributing 33% to funding the budget which Honourable Felix Mutati pronounced at the end of last month, and what did he do, he went around and commissioned township roads throughout the province, and even the trunk road, Mushondamo – Solwezi, Kasempa – Mumbwa, Kasempa – Kaoma and Mwinilunga – Jimbe roads,†he said. The post UPND’S Kasonso Puts Mulusa On The Spot appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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It Is High Time Africa Prohibited Foreigners From Observing Elections

[Monitor] Since independence, African states have swallowed the lie that the legitimacy of their periodic general elections can be judged to have been free and fair only when it is apparent that they were witnessed and given a stamp of approval by miss…

[Monitor] Since independence, African states have swallowed the lie that the legitimacy of their periodic general elections can be judged to have been free and fair only when it is apparent that they were witnessed and given a stamp of approval by missions of mysteriously appointed foreign observers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Plan On to Make Farming of Coffee Profitable Again

[Nation] A coffee farmers union has come up with a four-year strategy that it hopes will get the ailing sub-sector out of bed. It comprises value chain monitoring, marketing, succession through youth training and research.

[Nation] A coffee farmers union has come up with a four-year strategy that it hopes will get the ailing sub-sector out of bed. It comprises value chain monitoring, marketing, succession through youth training and research.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

U.S. & UK Major Recipients of Looted Funds – U.S. Expert Matthew Page

[Vanguard] Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. The driver and some of his loot.

[Vanguard] Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community's top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. The driver and some of his loot.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

As Africa’s Need for Food Grows, Mali’s Rice Turnaround Shows a Way Forward

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -“Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa”

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -"Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa"

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Connecting Africa Through Art

[Ethiopian Herald] “At the beginning there is culture. In the middle there is culture at there is culture”. This is one of the famous saying of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who served Senegal as the first president.

[Ethiopian Herald] "At the beginning there is culture. In the middle there is culture at there is culture". This is one of the famous saying of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who served Senegal as the first president.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

UK Provides Urgent Aid to Victims of Escalating Conflict in the DR Congo

[PR Newswire] London -The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for the international community to act now and not forget the millions of people displaced by increasing levels of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

[PR Newswire] London -The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for the international community to act now and not forget the millions of people displaced by increasing levels of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

President Kenyatta, Odinga Call for Peace On Election Day

[Capital FM] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga made calls Friday for election peace, while making veiled digs at each other on a day when the country celebrates its independence heroes.

[Capital FM] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga made calls Friday for election peace, while making veiled digs at each other on a day when the country celebrates its independence heroes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya