‘Uganda Investment Authority Needs a Clear Investment Policy’

[Monitor] When Dr Maggie Kigozi left Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), there was a succession quarrel and there were a lot of disagreements among those who had remained. The organisation was in the spotlight but for more bad reasons than good ones. Th…

[Monitor] When Dr Maggie Kigozi left Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), there was a succession quarrel and there were a lot of disagreements among those who had remained. The organisation was in the spotlight but for more bad reasons than good ones. The recruitment process went to the Office of the Inspector General of Government following a series of allegations until 2012 when Dr Frank Ssebowa was appointed the executive director of UIA. Prosper Magazine's Dorothy Nakaweesi caught up with Dr Ssebowa, whose t

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How Can a Soldier Lose an Election Happily As in Gambia?

[Monitor] The events in The Gambia last week, surely, are a feast for thought. Yahya Jammeh, an eccentric, half-insane soldier who seized power 22 years ago, held an election. It was a free election, the first surprise. Then he lost it. No surprise there.

[Monitor] The events in The Gambia last week, surely, are a feast for thought. Yahya Jammeh, an eccentric, half-insane soldier who seized power 22 years ago, held an election. It was a free election, the first surprise. Then he lost it. No surprise there.

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Kamanga Compiles Report Seeking Kazala, Siwale Removal For Gross Misconduct

FAZ chief Andrew Kamanga has filed a report with the General Council substantiating wide ranging allegations of fraud and gross misconduct by his suspended vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale. In a report dated December 3 and … Continued

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FAZ chief Andrew Kamanga has filed a report with the General Council substantiating wide ranging allegations of fraud and gross misconduct by his suspended vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale. In a report dated December 3 and obtained by bolazambia, Kamanga has cited the FAZ Constitution and FIFA Statutes as the basis for arriving at his decision. He has now submitted a report to the council to make final determination. Kazala and Siwale have three months to exculpate themselves. The report contains 12 charges against Kazala and seven against Siwale and is hinged on Article 28 (2) (ii) of the FAZ Constitution. “In keeping with clause 28 (ii) and 26 (ii) read together, I request you to confirm the suspension and go further to remove Mr Kazala from office of the vice president for misconduct,†reads the letter in part. In count one Kazala is alleged to have entered into a transaction on behalf of FAZ without express authority or mandate of the FAZ president or executive committee. Kamanga cited article 27(6.1xi) of the FAZ Constitution which reads, “No Member of the Executive Committee shall perform any administrative functions at the FAZ Secretariat.†The vice president has also been charged for failure to account for the ticket sales of K1, 650, 000 when he only remitted K1, 500, 000. In count four, Kamanga said Kazala failed to exercise due care by undermining the negotiations for the sale of 30, 000 tickets causing FAZ potential loss of income. “The General Secretary and I entered into an arrangement to sale 30, 000 tickets at a figure of K3.5 million. Consequently, Mr Kazala without my knowledge and [that of] the General Secretary entered into negotiation with the same party resulting in FAZ getting a lesser amount of K1,650, 000,†he contends. Kamanga further said Kazala issued a nomination letter for his predecessor Kalusha Bwalya ignoring a decision to table the matter before the FAZ executive committee. He said FAZ being part of Cosafa had committed to a common position in accordance with the FIFA, CAF and Cosafa Statutes. He cited article 59 (4) which reads, “The Association , all Member Clubs, Member Associations, Officials and Players shall agree to comply fully with the Statutes, Regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CAF, COSAFA, NSCZ and NOCZ.†Kazala is also alleged to have defied the FAZ Constitution by attempting to defend himself through an email to FAZ Council members on November 7, 2016 knowing that he would have an opportunity to address the council within three months. “The constitution allows for Mr Kazala to exculpate himself within three months of the alleged misconduct. It is at that point he may address the FAZ Council through exculpation,†Kamanga states. Other charges are having caused the disruption of an Executive Committee meeting on November 16, 2016 even when he was well aware he was not eligible to attend on grounds that he was on suspension. Kazala has been cited for having openly called for the removal of the President despite his tenure of office coming to an end in 2020. The FAZ president has relied on article 28 (2) which spell out the ground rules for the removal of the president. Kazala also opened a WhatsApp group named “We Love Football†in which he openly ridiculed Kamanga who he added to the group without his permission. Kamanga has also laid out similar charges against Siwale with the duo having an opportunity to exculpate themselves within 30 days before the FAZ Council. The matter will now lie with the 300 member plus FAZ Council who will decide the fate of the duo who in the meantime remain suspended. (SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA) The post Kamanga Compiles Report Seeking Kazala, Siwale Removal For Gross Misconduct appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Recover 4 Bodies From Kariba Dam

Police have recovered four bodies of people that drowned after the boat they were in capsized in Lake Kariba. In what has been an eventful few days on the Kariba dam, a boat with 10 passengers capsized with six people … Continued

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Police have recovered four bodies of people that drowned after the boat they were in capsized in Lake Kariba. In what has been an eventful few days on the Kariba dam, a boat with 10 passengers capsized with six people surviving while four drowned. The incident happened on the backdrop of another high profile case of Keembe Member of Parliament Princess Kasune Zulu. Police has identified the deceased as seven year old Blessings Sakala, Natalie Sakala (about two years), Harry Ng’ombe (53) and Marley Sinjoolo (19). The deceased are from Challet Compound in Sinazongwe with only Sinjoolo coming from Sinantandabale village with the bodies lying at Mamba Hospital Mortuary. The post Police Recover 4 Bodies From Kariba Dam appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Moroccan King Heads To Zambia

King Mohammed VI of Morocco is expected in the country over the weekend on a State visit. The move is seen as part of Morocco trying to build its case among African countries for a return to the African Union … Continued

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco is expected in the country over the weekend on a State visit. The move is seen as part of Morocco trying to build its case among African countries for a return to the African Union fold where it has been absent since 1984. Morocco has written requesting re-admission to the African Union and the decision will require a two thirds majority of members to be re-admitted. Earlier in the year President Edgar Lungu attended a United Nations climate change summit in Morocco where King Mohammed re-emphasized the need for Morocco to be re-admitted to the African Union. On Wednesday President Lungu will head to South Africa on a three-day State Visit in what seems to be a case of building Zambia’s across continent profile. The post Moroccan King Heads To Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lungu Lobbies Heads of State to Support Zambian Candidates at AU Summit

The Zambian government has continued lobbying African Heads of State with ministers spread out to deliver special messages across the continent for Zambian candidates at the African Union elections. Zambia has put up Dr Austin Sichinga for Rural Economy and … Continued

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The Zambian government has continued lobbying African Heads of State with ministers spread out to deliver special messages across the continent for Zambian candidates at the African Union elections. Zambia has put up Dr Austin Sichinga for Rural Economy and Agriculture and Ambassador Albert Muchanga for Trade and Industry and is making behind the scenes tradeoffs with other African countries. Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has touched Togo while her colleague in charge of Local Government Vincent Mwale is on an East Africa round. Mwale has since conferred with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and is headed to Kigali. Others on the trot are Justice Minister Given Lubinda and his Foreign Affairs counterpart Harry Kalaba. The AU elective summit will be held in January 2017 with a new chairperson expected to be elected and a deputy with eight commissioners. Here is Mwale’s message on social media facebook: This morning I met President Uhuru Kenyatta and delivered a special message from President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, am honoured to be his special envoy, next stop Kigali. Let me also take this opportunity to thank all who sent me best wishes messages as I turned 38 yesterday. God richly bless u, I wish I had time to send you individual messages to thank you, am truly humbled by your kind messages. God bless. Below is Siliya’s message: Hello friends I have just delivered a letter to the Prime Minister of Togo Dr Komi Selom Klassou from President Lungu seeking support for our Candidates at the AU. Zambia has put up Dr Austin Sichinga for Rural Economy and Agriculture and Ambassador Albert Muchanga for Trade and Industry. The Togolese are vying for Commissioner for Economic Affairs. Zambia has attempted for AU positions in the past but has never managed to win any senior position. God bless. The post Lungu Lobbies Heads of State to Support Zambian Candidates at AU Summit appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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President Okays Salary Freeze for Himself, Top Public Officials

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has accepted the recommendation of no salary increases for the national executive, members of Parliament (MPs), provincial executives, mayors, and other top public office bearers.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has accepted the recommendation of no salary increases for the national executive, members of Parliament (MPs), provincial executives, mayors, and other top public office bearers.

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