Opinion: Nkhani Yama Plot: Is The Land Issue Out Of Hand

By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba If there is a department across national or local authority structures which has challenges in terms of logistics and accusations of corruption it is Lands. Land is like diamond in most countries but l think … Continued

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By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba If there is a department across national or local authority structures which has challenges in terms of logistics and accusations of corruption it is Lands. Land is like diamond in most countries but l think in Zambia it is not only a precious asset but also a problem. When you hear of any problem or conflict be it in politics, in issues of faith, social or traditional aspects there is the land issue in the mix. The question is. Do we have a land problem? I would say no. We just have people who are selfish and corrupt. Don’t give me the thing that only people with money can afford land or want it. No! Even the people without cash want that land. The only problem is that the people with power in terms of money want even the little piece of land from the poor. Today I think even our politics are becoming more and more socked in the land dirty syndicated. Government, local authority officials, political party cadres and religious leaders alike are all intertwined in this land web. Some people want to enter into leadership just because of land. Women even if they know that people are just after their bodies will do anything for that piece of land. Sad isn’t it? And those dirty men will take advantage of this. Foolish thing, not so? The question is why? Is it that our politics are so dirty and corrupt? Is it that there is too much crookedness by our traditional leaders. Is it because land or plots have now became a medium of exchange? This issue has so many questions but few or no answers at all. This can never be understood. My challenge to our leadership starting from the central government, ministries, departments, provincial, district and constituency official or sectors to help reject any form of corrupt or selfish spirit. Land and resources of any kind should be shared equally starting with the less privileged. The 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: Nkhani Yama Plot: Is The Land Issue Out Of Hand appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Alleged Financial Impropriety At CopWaste

Copperbelt Solid waste Management Company Ltd, Managing Director Martin Zumani working to-gether with the Financial Officer Billy Paul Mali are planning to destroy financial records that may implicate them in various financial irregularities should an audit be conducted at the … Continued

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Copperbelt Solid waste Management Company Ltd, Managing Director Martin Zumani working to-gether with the Financial Officer Billy Paul Mali are planning to destroy financial records that may implicate them in various financial irregularities should an audit be conducted at the company. They have planned to destroy all physical documents like payment vouchers, advance applications for Mr. Zumani and any other information that might implicate them. The duo have also planned to destroy electronic evidence with is posted in the Pastel Accounting software by tempering and deliberately crushing the system. The financial mismanagement by Mr. Zumani has led the company’s employees not getting salaries for over 4 months. Mr. Zumani got over K35,000 in travel benefits for june without due consideration for the welfare of the employees. He has also used company money to pay his personal loan with Multiview amounting K26,700.00 We appeal to relevant authorities to quickly intervene in this financial mismanagement Concerned Employee The post Letter: Alleged Financial Impropriety At CopWaste appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Antonio Mwanza Says Zambians Living In Fear

FDD deputy secretary general Antonio Mwanza says Zambians are no longer safe in their own country. Commenting on reports that a Lusaka political commentator Mark Simuuwe had disappeared after appearing on a local radio program, Mwanza says critics of the … Continued

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FDD deputy secretary general Antonio Mwanza says Zambians are no longer safe in their own country. Commenting on reports that a Lusaka political commentator Mark Simuuwe had disappeared after appearing on a local radio program, Mwanza says critics of the state will be victims of arbitrary arrests. READ FULL STATEMENT BY MWANZA We fear for the life and safety of Comrade Mark Simuuwe who was “abducted” by the Police yesterday after his appearance on Unza Radio’s Lusaka Star. His whereabouts remain unknown. Mark Simuuwe has been a fierce critic of the PF Government and his “arrest” and subsequent “disappearance” is a source of great concern to us. These are the ramifications of the invocation of the Public Security Preservation Act. Many critics of the state will be victims of arbitrary arrests, torture even extrajudicial killings. We saw this during the One Party dictatorship of KK and UNIP. Alot of dissidents were arrested on trumped up charges, tortured and others mysteriously disappeared. Today it is Mark Simuuwe, tomorrow it could be you or me. We are not safe. Our hearts and prayers go to comrade Mark. The post Antonio Mwanza Says Zambians Living In Fear appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tennis Ace Roger Federer to Open 81st Schools

[Nyasa Times] Tennis ace Roger Federer has launched a childcare centre in Malawi funded by his charity ,Roger Federer foundation, is set to open its 81st pre-school in Malawi after spending approximately $13.5million in one of the poorest countries in …

[Nyasa Times] Tennis ace Roger Federer has launched a childcare centre in Malawi funded by his charity ,Roger Federer foundation, is set to open its 81st pre-school in Malawi after spending approximately $13.5million in one of the poorest countries in the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Tennis Ace Roger Federer to Open 81st Schools

[Nyasa Times] Tennis ace Roger Federer has launched a childcare centre in Malawi funded by his charity ,Roger Federer foundation, is set to open its 81st pre-school in Malawi after spending approximately $13.5million in one of the poorest countries in …

[Nyasa Times] Tennis ace Roger Federer has launched a childcare centre in Malawi funded by his charity ,Roger Federer foundation, is set to open its 81st pre-school in Malawi after spending approximately $13.5million in one of the poorest countries in the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

‘Chaponda, Accomplices to Face Joint Graft Charges’

[Nyasa Times] The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director and its prosecutor Reyneck Matemba has said the bureau will apply to court to consolidate the charge sheet of former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Geogre Chapond…

[Nyasa Times] The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director and its prosecutor Reyneck Matemba has said the bureau will apply to court to consolidate the charge sheet of former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Geogre Chaponda, CEO of Grain Traders Association, Ms Grace Mijiga Mhango and Transglobe boss Rashid Tayub inconnection with the Zambia maize deal in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

‘Chaponda, Accomplices to Face Joint Graft Charges’

[Nyasa Times] The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director and its prosecutor Reyneck Matemba has said the bureau will apply to court to consolidate the charge sheet of former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Geogre Chapond…

[Nyasa Times] The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director and its prosecutor Reyneck Matemba has said the bureau will apply to court to consolidate the charge sheet of former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Geogre Chaponda, CEO of Grain Traders Association, Ms Grace Mijiga Mhango and Transglobe boss Rashid Tayub inconnection with the Zambia maize deal in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Hailed for Slowly Implementing Indaba Resolutions

[Nyasa Times] Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has come out, hailing the government for implementing the indaba resolutions which among them called for the arrest of former embattled Agriculture minister George Chaponda on corruption charges.

[Nyasa Times] Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has come out, hailing the government for implementing the indaba resolutions which among them called for the arrest of former embattled Agriculture minister George Chaponda on corruption charges.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Hailed for Slowly Implementing Indaba Resolutions

[Nyasa Times] Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has come out, hailing the government for implementing the indaba resolutions which among them called for the arrest of former embattled Agriculture minister George Chaponda on corruption charges.

[Nyasa Times] Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has come out, hailing the government for implementing the indaba resolutions which among them called for the arrest of former embattled Agriculture minister George Chaponda on corruption charges.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi