Elisha Matambo & 3 Walk To Freedom

UPND Copperbelt chairperson Elisha Matambo and three others have walked to freedom after the State entered a nolle prosequi. Matambo and others were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in the heat of the August 11 elections after they intercepted … Continued

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UPND Copperbelt chairperson Elisha Matambo and three others have walked to freedom after the State entered a nolle prosequi. Matambo and others were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in the heat of the August 11 elections after they intercepted a motor vehicle that was allegedly carrying stuffed ballot boxes. The accused have been held at Kamfinsa State Prison while another group is being held in Lusaka led by former Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta. However, the rest of the accused will continue to appear in court on the same charges. A nolle prosequi does not amount to an absolute discharge as the accused can be re-arrested in the face of fresh charges or amending the indictment. Meanwhile the remaining four appeared in court today in the Kitwe Magistrate Court for mention. The post Elisha Matambo & 3 Walk To Freedom appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mailbag: CBU Must Improve Service Delivery

Dear Editor Please withhold my identity and share. I wish to register my displeasure with the way CBU Management has opted to treat its graduating students year in year out. Every year the Copperbelt University sends its graduates into the … Continued

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Dear Editor Please withhold my identity and share. I wish to register my displeasure with the way CBU Management has opted to treat its graduating students year in year out. Every year the Copperbelt University sends its graduates into the industry/society without issuing them with their certificates (Diplomas, Degrees or Masters). Graduates are usually told to wait until such a time when their certificates would be ready. The waiting period is always undefinite and mostly range from a number of months to a couple of years. The only group of graduates that waited for their certificates for a short time (a couple of weeks after graduation) is the one that graduated in 2015. It is so difficult to fathom why CBU graduation ceremonies are merely events for nothing more than shaking the Chancellor’s hand. Graduants leave the ceremony the same way they go there – without any paper, whereas other universities such as UNZA, Mulungushi University, UNILUS, ZAOU etc off load people into the industry with their degrees in their hands. CBU management should be ashamed. To date, those who graduated on 30th September, 2016 have not received their certificates (Diplomas, Degrees, Masters). When confronted, officers at the academic office say they do not know when the certificates would be ready. This is so sad, absurd and embarrassing for a university run by Proffessors – a university that claims to be the second largest in the country. How do their counterparts at other universities manage? The job market is flooded, the industry is flooded and CBU graduates are not being taken seriously because they have no papers to show that they indeed graduated. May CBU management wake up and make the university more effective and efficient. The post Mailbag: CBU Must Improve Service Delivery appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FDD Announce Convention Dates

The FDD has finally taken some steps that may dilute the brewing tension over constitutional amendments by announcing dates for the convention. FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said the party will hold its convention on February 24 to 26. The FDD … Continued

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The FDD has finally taken some steps that may dilute the brewing tension over constitutional amendments by announcing dates for the convention. FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said the party will hold its convention on February 24 to 26. The FDD house has been under fire with some officials facing sanctions over their call for party leader Edith Nawakwi to step down. The suspended officials have gone to court to halt any suggestions to amend the constitution to have Nawakwi have a go for a third term. All positions have been put up for election including the presidency. Meanwhile Mwanza has posed some questions to the Patriotic Front over numerous promise made throughout their period of governance. Below is Mwanza’s Call to the ruling establishment: WHAT HAPPENED? 1. What happened to the Solar Hammer Mills which were “purchased” in order to reduce the price of Mealie Meal? 2. What happened to the Eurobond money? 3. What happened to the millions of dollars (from the Eurobond) purportedly given to Zesco to end load-shedding? 4. What happened to the millions of dollars (from the Eurobond) meant to revamp Zambia railways? 5. What happened to the billions of kwachas which Government has been “serving” from the removal of subsidies on fuel since 2013? 6. What happened to the Sinking Fund which was established to mobilise money to pay back the huge public debt we have accrued since 2011? 7. What happened to the cheap fuel from Saudi Arabia? 8. What happened to the 500, 000 jobs we were told will be created for youths? 9. What happened to the many Commissions of Inquiries that have been set since 2011? 10. What happened to the fight against corruption? 11. What happened to making agriculture the hub of our Economic Recovery? 12. What happened to the Freedom of Information Bill? The post FDD Announce Convention Dates appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nalolo Seat Nullified

The Lusaka Hih Cout has nullified the parliamentary election of Nalolo Seat in Westen Provnce. Judge Mathew Zulu in the Lusaka High Court yesterday nullified the election of independent candidate, George Imbuwa for electoral irregularities and malpractice. Patriotic Front candidate … Continued

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The Lusaka Hih Cout has nullified the parliamentary election of Nalolo Seat in Westen Provnce. Judge Mathew Zulu in the Lusaka High Court yesterday nullified the election of independent candidate, George Imbuwa for electoral irregularities and malpractice. Patriotic Front candidate Kaywala Mundia petitioned the results. The post Nalolo Seat Nullified appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Afet Recounts Success of Seed Multiplication Project

[The Point] The secretary general of the Association of Farmer Educators and Traders (AFET), Dawda Kujabi, said that the association has “successfully implemented” a project on seed multiplication.

[The Point] The secretary general of the Association of Farmer Educators and Traders (AFET), Dawda Kujabi, said that the association has "successfully implemented" a project on seed multiplication.

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Prosecution Witness Discharged in Gnpc Officials Trial

[The Point] The presiding judge, Justice O. Ottaba of the High Court in Banjul, yesterday discharged Bakary Darboe, a security officer and the first prosecution witness, after the defence finished cross-examining him in the ongoing trial involving the …

[The Point] The presiding judge, Justice O. Ottaba of the High Court in Banjul, yesterday discharged Bakary Darboe, a security officer and the first prosecution witness, after the defence finished cross-examining him in the ongoing trial involving the state against the former petroleum minister Sira Wally Ndow-Njai and nine others.

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Darboe and 19 Others At Court of Appeal

[The Point] The criminal appeal case involving the jailed United Democratic Party leader, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, and nineteen others versus the state resumed yesterday before the Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice A.O. Adegoke, Justice A…

[The Point] The criminal appeal case involving the jailed United Democratic Party leader, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, and nineteen others versus the state resumed yesterday before the Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice A.O. Adegoke, Justice Awa Bah and Justice Edrissa Mbai.

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Govt Officials Plead ‘Not Guilty’ to Amended Charges

[The Point] Twenty-four government officials, charged with neglect of official duties and abuse of office, yesterday pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the amended charges, before Magistrate Kebba Baldeh of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

[The Point] Twenty-four government officials, charged with neglect of official duties and abuse of office, yesterday pleaded 'not guilty' to the amended charges, before Magistrate Kebba Baldeh of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

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