Opinion: CAF AfCON U20; Is Zambia Ready to Host?

By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba Zambia will be hosting the Under 20 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Tournament in Lusaka and Ndola later this month through to March. Hosting a tournament is not only about winning the Cup but … Continued

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By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba Zambia will be hosting the Under 20 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Tournament in Lusaka and Ndola later this month through to March. Hosting a tournament is not only about winning the Cup but also making sure training venues, hotels, transport system and publicity elements/logistics are all in place. A successful sports gala like the U20 puts you in pole position to host future major tournaments. Say the Main AFCON(s). A football enthusiast friend noted that out of ten people he asked only one was aware of this( AFCON U20) and had just known it a day before. “Too bad publicity is an issue. I went to get views in the streets early this week just to see how well people know about this tournament…” In his opinion he said that by now there should have been adverts on all media platforms that is electronic and print. Also billboards like what happened three months before the 2016 general elections . I am with this munzanga wakamina (my friend) because next time we bid to host we will fail on publicity. To support this statement another friend who works and lives in Ndola posted in my WhatsApp group. “Joe it’s about 15 days to the start of this tournament…if you walk around the central business district of Ndola there is nothing to show that the city will be hosting a big event like AFCON. ” And a check in Lusaka even at the hosting Stadium there is nothing to show that we are hosting anything. Uko! We just need guess work to know that there is the AFCON U20. The other point which someone alluded to in one of the social media groups( WhatsApp) I posted the question ” U20 AFCON 2017: Is Zambia Ready?” Was the issue of health. This fellow noted that health facilities have to be constructed near the sports facilities. The question is how far is the neatest hospital from the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola or Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium? We do have the mobile hospitals right? Anyhow, looking at the above are we ready to host this tournament. Don’t say Boma iyanganepo. We have the National Sports Council of Zambia(NSCZ) and the Football Association of Zambia(FAZ). I think all the stakeholders should help Zambia to have a successful tournament. Those in power at Football House should bring people in the organisation cycle to see to it that we host a great event. This is sport’s tourism people a lot of money can be raised if everything is in place. That Question again: Is Zambia ready? What’s your take? For me Ba Andrew Kamanga bayanganepo(looking into it) LOL Author is a PhD candidate-Political, Gender and Transnational Studies at the International Postgraduate Centre (IPC), Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt The post Opinion: CAF AfCON U20; Is Zambia Ready to Host? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Teacher Promotions At Chibombo’s Mwayasunka Primary School

Dear Editor please hide my ID and post this for me. Am a concerned parent from Mwayasunka Primary School in Chibombo Central province. As a parent and member of the Schoold Parents Teachers Association, i have noted with sadness the … Continued

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Dear Editor please hide my ID and post this for me. Am a concerned parent from Mwayasunka Primary School in Chibombo Central province. As a parent and member of the Schoold Parents Teachers Association, i have noted with sadness the leadership vacum that is continuing at Mwayasunka primary school, Some senior teachers where promoted to be Deputy Headteachers at Mwayasunka and other nearby schools about 7 months ago. On the other hand, the current office holders at the schools who seem to be veteran Headteachers have delayed all efforts to hand over the offices to the authentically promoted teachers and this has caused a lot of commotion at the school. Teachers are seemingly frustrated because they nolonger know who to report to and the work performance has reduced as witnessed in the low pass rate the school recorded in the last grade 7 examinations. I would like to appeal to authorities in the ministry of education at provincial level to take keen interest in this matter and save our beautiful Zonal school from total paralysis. Concerned Citizen The post Letter: Teacher Promotions At Chibombo’s Mwayasunka Primary School appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Necta Shelves Special Exam for Form I Entrants

[Daily News] Morogoro -National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has shelved special test examination for Form One students who were selected to join public schools this year, citing reluctance by school heads to collaborate.

[Daily News] Morogoro -National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has shelved special test examination for Form One students who were selected to join public schools this year, citing reluctance by school heads to collaborate.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Manji Faces New Charges of Illegal Hire

[Daily News] Embattled Dar es Salaam-based businessman and owner of Quality Group of Companies Yusuph Manji faces charges of illegal hiring of 25 foreigners without working permits.

[Daily News] Embattled Dar es Salaam-based businessman and owner of Quality Group of Companies Yusuph Manji faces charges of illegal hiring of 25 foreigners without working permits.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Rising Milk Price Hits Consumers

[Monitor] Milk prices in the country are fast increasing, a scenario which has been caused by the prolonged drought in the country thus affecting the cattle corridor.

[Monitor] Milk prices in the country are fast increasing, a scenario which has been caused by the prolonged drought in the country thus affecting the cattle corridor.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Donald Trump Sidesteps Kenyatta

[Nation] A “failure of Kenyan diplomacy” is to blame for President Donald Trump’s decision on Monday to make phone calls to the presidents of Nigeria and South Africa but not Kenya, a well-placed source in Washington has told Nation.

[Nation] A "failure of Kenyan diplomacy" is to blame for President Donald Trump's decision on Monday to make phone calls to the presidents of Nigeria and South Africa but not Kenya, a well-placed source in Washington has told Nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

What Next for Sudhir After Losing Crane Bank to Dfcu?

[Monitor] Kampala -Mr Sudhir Ruparelia is one elusive person at the moment, rarely giving interviews to the media. His last interaction with the media was at the time Crane Bank was seeking a strategic investor to buy a stake in the bank. That was abou…

[Monitor] Kampala -Mr Sudhir Ruparelia is one elusive person at the moment, rarely giving interviews to the media. His last interaction with the media was at the time Crane Bank was seeking a strategic investor to buy a stake in the bank. That was about four months ago. During this time, he needed a buyer for a stake in the bank in order to raise capital to plug the erosion that was going on in the financial institution. The first signs of silence appeared after October 20, last year when Bank of Uganda (BoU) took over Crane

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda