Hichilema Marks 100 Days In Jail: I Harbour No Hate

… Although The Conditions Are Atrocious UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has marked his 100th day behind bars with a statement reassuring his supporters things will one day be well. Hichilema says although enduring what he terms as “atrocious conditions”, he … Continued

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… Although The Conditions Are Atrocious UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has marked his 100th day behind bars with a statement reassuring his supporters things will one day be well. Hichilema says although enduring what he terms as “atrocious conditions”, he still held no ill feeling against his alleged persecutors. The leading opposition figure is awaiting trial for treason. The charge is non bailable. READ HICHILEMA’S STATEMENT Good morning fellow citizens, Yesterday marked 100 days from the day we were arrested. But we habour no hate for anyone as we believe that everything that happens in life is for a purpose. Our love for Zambia and what we aspire for the country to be has not changed. We are very clear on what our country needs to move from the current political and economic situation. We know how much you worry about our conditions inside Mukobeko Maximum and other prisons around the country. You have every reason to worry because the conditions we are in are inhuman and need to be quickly addressed as a matter of priority, not because Hakainde is here, but because there are human beings living in these atrocious conditions. We believe that regardless of the crimes these inmates committed, they need to be treated in a humane manner and in accordance with local and international conventions regarding the treatment of people and respect for human rights. It is even worse for some of us who are still searching for answers as to what crime we committed, but already being punished under these inhuman conditions. Fellow citizens thank you for your prayers and be of good cheer. We leave you with this very instructive scripture where we draw our strength: Daniel 10:19 Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed, he said. Peace! Be strong now; be strong. When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength. God Bless Zambia and let peace reign. HH The post Hichilema Marks 100 Days In Jail: I Harbour No Hate appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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When Paraffin, Mai Sorobhi Were Kidnapped

[The Herald] Yesteryear drama “Paraffin” remains one of the best local television productions. The combination of the late Phillip Mushangwe (Paraffin) and Rhoda Mtembe (Mai Sorobhi) was always hilarious.

[The Herald] Yesteryear drama "Paraffin" remains one of the best local television productions. The combination of the late Phillip Mushangwe (Paraffin) and Rhoda Mtembe (Mai Sorobhi) was always hilarious.

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Kaweesi Murder – Kasingye Sued Over Holding Children

[Monitor] Kampala -Six senior police officers, including police spokesperson Asan Kasingye, have been sued in connection with the 12 children who were rounded up by the police in a massive arrest of suspected killers of former police spokesperson, Andr…

[Monitor] Kampala -Six senior police officers, including police spokesperson Asan Kasingye, have been sued in connection with the 12 children who were rounded up by the police in a massive arrest of suspected killers of former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, before holding them in incommunicado for 51 days.

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When Will Ogoni Clean-Up Begin?

[This Day] More than a year after the federal government launched the implementation of the Ogoni clean-up project, not much has been done to inspire anyone, not least the affected communities. The project is weighed down by all kinds of silly excuses …

[This Day] More than a year after the federal government launched the implementation of the Ogoni clean-up project, not much has been done to inspire anyone, not least the affected communities. The project is weighed down by all kinds of silly excuses and institutional bureaucracy, but all boiling down to lack of commitment by the government. "I am absolutely disappointed," said Ledum Mitee, former President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). "I feel that our people have been deceived and t

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Ringo for Miss World Zimbabwe Final

[The Herald] South African musician Ringo Madlingozi will share the stage with Alick Macheso and Dr Tawanda at this year’s edition of Miss World Zimbabwe pageant to be held on Saturday at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course.

[The Herald] South African musician Ringo Madlingozi will share the stage with Alick Macheso and Dr Tawanda at this year's edition of Miss World Zimbabwe pageant to be held on Saturday at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course.

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Judge Orders Courts to Release Untried Prisoners

[Monitor] Kampala -The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has directed all High Court judges and magistrates to release on bail prisoners who have overstayed on remand without trial.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has directed all High Court judges and magistrates to release on bail prisoners who have overstayed on remand without trial.

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Ruggedman Writes Lai Mohammed, Says ‘Nobody Likes a Bully’

[Daily Trust] In an open letter from rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman to the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister is being confronted and told not to bully his way into the Nigerian entertainment in…

[Daily Trust] In an open letter from rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman to the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister is being confronted and told not to bully his way into the Nigerian entertainment industry which he did not help to build.

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Tayali Recruits Members As Young As 14-Years Old

Opposition party leader Chilufya Tayali has launched an aggressive party recruitment drive openining membership to teenagers as young as 14-years-old. Tayali is hoping to appeal to a cadre new young voters who will participate in the 2021 general elections for … Continued

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Opposition party leader Chilufya Tayali has launched an aggressive party recruitment drive openining membership to teenagers as young as 14-years-old. Tayali is hoping to appeal to a cadre new young voters who will participate in the 2021 general elections for the first time. According to a press release by EEP, annual membership is pegged at K120 which can still be remitted on a monthly basis at K10. TAYALI’S MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT A number of people have been asking on how they can join our party, Economic and Equity Party (EEP). I would like to state that, membership into EEP is open to all, especially the younger ones from the age of 14 going up. Anyone in good standing in society is free to join, especially new political entrants. EEP stands a high chance of scooping 2021 general elections in spite of it’s humble beginning, since it was founded by mostly young people without resources. Due to the humble beginning of EEP, the party faces more challenges than those that have started on the strength of some form of capital, either politically or financially. However, we are very confident to to form Govt in 2021 based on a number of factors and our strategies. Our strength is our passion and strategy. Ideally it is not advisable to discuss strategies in public, but since this is politics, we will discuss some of the strategies so that some interested parties would follow and appreciate our movement. EEP IS A MOVEMENT Firstly, we want everyone to understand that our Party is a movement and not a revolution. Our Movement is towards political change, meaning we want to change they way politics has been done in the Country. Therefore, people must expect to see something different from what they are used to in politics. This change includes people, we want new people instead of the same old politicians who have messed up our Countries in different party regalia. We want to change the mentality of looking at politics as a means of survival (cadrism) because this attitude is parasitic, which feeds on public resources. If you stop for a moment and ask, where do the PF get the money to look after their cadres. PF have no businesses to fund all their political activities yet they have so many cadres to look after after. Due to this political pressure, the PF (and other ruling parties before) have allowed many of their cadres to create illegal taxing schemes in Markets, Bust Stations, streets, tendering, including setting up of meetings to meet the President. This kind of political life will have to end as EEP comes in power. NOT EVERYONE SHOULD BE A MEMBER OF EEP From the background given (cadrism) we don’t want to run a very big political infrastructure, because it has a cost implication and a source of confusion. Therefore, we only need a seizable membership. Currently, the Country has a problem where by, everyone who discusses national issues or politics, is identified as a politician and a member of a political party based on their opinion on national issues. Because of this mentality civil servants have been laid off for having spoken against certain policies, accusing them of being political while the PF are appointing their bona-fide members as civil servants and they they do not just talk politics, but they campaign openly and use Govt resources for political activities. Therefore, we must differentiate between membership and supporters. We don’t need many members but supporters who will vote for us in 2021. It must also be noted that, being a member does not give one, an advantage in terms of opportunities because we are promoting “EQUITY†(which is part of our name). All Zambians will have chance to actualize their potentials, regardless of their political affiliation or opinions. We will embrace criticisms and reward whistle-blowers. EEP members will have opportunity to be adopted to contest elections. Therefore, unless one is interested in vying for political office, he/she should not be bothered to be a member of EEP but can support us or any other party of their choice. THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY IS ALL ABOUT. Adoption of candidates will be done at local level (decentralized), the NEC will have nothing to do with adoption apart from ensuing adoption certificates. Those who want to contest any election anywhere, should tell the local people and not the President, because I will have not influence adoptions. EEP SUBSCRIPTION All members must pay up the subscription of K120 per year (K10) per month. Those who can afford to pay more, can do so, while those you can prove that, they have no means to pay subscription, they will be exempted, because we want to include the poor in leadership, especially women. Members will carry a unique membership card bearing a serious unique number which will be attached to the bio-data. The membership card will have to be paid for at K50. The post Tayali Recruits Members As Young As 14-Years Old appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cabinet Asks Public Service to Streamline Civil Servants Pay

[Monitor] Kampala -A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Museveni yesterday tasked Public Service minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa to provide a comprehensive package for civil servants’ remuneration within two months.

[Monitor] Kampala -A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Museveni yesterday tasked Public Service minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa to provide a comprehensive package for civil servants' remuneration within two months.

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