Kampala Mayor Sues Minister for Blocking His Foreign Trips

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala lord mayor, Mr Erias Lukwago has sued Kampala minister, Beti Olive Kamya for her alleged persistent interference and blocking of his trips abroad.

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala lord mayor, Mr Erias Lukwago has sued Kampala minister, Beti Olive Kamya for her alleged persistent interference and blocking of his trips abroad.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Hails Planned Aga Khan Hospital Project

[Monitor] Kampala -The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Aceng, has described the upcoming establishment of an ultra-modern Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala as a “landmark” on Uganda’s healthcare system.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Aceng, has described the upcoming establishment of an ultra-modern Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala as a "landmark" on Uganda's healthcare system.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Economic Development On Agenda of New Ambassadors

[ANGOP] Luanda -The ambassadors appointed last Monday highlighted peace on the African continent and the economic development of Angola as priorities of their diplomatic agendas.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The ambassadors appointed last Monday highlighted peace on the African continent and the economic development of Angola as priorities of their diplomatic agendas.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

4,000 CID Detectives to Be Vetted Afresh

[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has ordered the vetting of all the detectives and intelligence officers in the police directorates of criminal investigations and intelligence.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has ordered the vetting of all the detectives and intelligence officers in the police directorates of criminal investigations and intelligence.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

PF Supporter Defends Pres. Lungu’s Ubomba Mwibala Alya Mwibala Doctrine

Long time PF social media supporter Kaimfa Chandang”oma has defended President Edgar Lungu’s statement seemingly promoting corruption. Chandang”oma has been an active social media supporter prior to late President Michael Sata’s victory in 2011. BELOW IS CHANDANG”OMA’S WRITE-UP By Kaimfa … Continued

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Long time PF social media supporter Kaimfa Chandang”oma has defended President Edgar Lungu’s statement seemingly promoting corruption. Chandang”oma has been an active social media supporter prior to late President Michael Sata’s victory in 2011. BELOW IS CHANDANG”OMA’S WRITE-UP By Kaimfa Chandangâ€oma ————- The idiom “up uubomba mwibala, alya mwibala lyakwe” A number of people have asked me to explain this idiom and more have tagged me to make a comment. The little and simple interpretation I have given seem to have irritated some people who feel the saying should take an interpretation as they want it to be so that the end may justify its means. What is shocking is that even those that claim not to know bemba today are challenging some of us on the meaning of this bemba idiom. Nshalande ifingi (I won’t say much) to this turn of event. Origin: I don’t know about the meaning of this idiom on the Copperbelt as my friend Hon Kasololo Chisenga wanted to convince me. But in bemba, the interpretation of this idiom and based on intulo ya iyi nsoselo (origin of this saying), history tells us that many many years ago, it was common among the Lungus of Northern Province that, each person or family in the village had his/their own piece of land from which they cultivated “uubomba mwibala”! Each family or person was therefore expected ukusombola (harvest or reap) from mwibala lyakwe (own field or piece of land or his works). I challenge any bemba or any person well vested in bemba to give me an idiom or insoselo which encourages theft or corruption later on if there is any African teaching that encourages corruption. A friend of mine also reminds me that in true African tradition, you work for yourself and family. In the same way Maize was introduced to us and indoctrinated to adopt it as our staple meal replacing the sustainable millet, sorghum and cassava, working for another in return for wages is a western culture and not African. So, in interpreting “uubomba mwibala, alya mwibala lyakwe”, my two cents is” you reap where you sow”! Ba ZESCO employees, you’ll get paid from were you work, that is Zesco and also recieve free electricity – ukulilapo, UTH staff will will be remunerated by UTH including free UTH medical services. But you need to be work in your field to reap benefits otherwise you end up eating the seed. Lundenipo The post PF Supporter Defends Pres. Lungu’s Ubomba Mwibala Alya Mwibala Doctrine appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Brazilian Agricultural Entrepreneurs Work in Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -A delegation of businessmen from Brazil linked to the agricultural sector is in Angola on a working visits set to start Tuesday, to the provinces of Cuanza Norte and Moxico.

[ANGOP] Luanda -A delegation of businessmen from Brazil linked to the agricultural sector is in Angola on a working visits set to start Tuesday, to the provinces of Cuanza Norte and Moxico.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

OPINION: Prolonged University Closure Deserves Presidential Attention

The closure of Nkrumah University adds to an unfolding unfortunate tale about the state of tertiary education in Zambia. Nkrumah University was closed on Monday with students forced out of campus by the police as the institution grapples with the … Continued

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The closure of Nkrumah University adds to an unfolding unfortunate tale about the state of tertiary education in Zambia. Nkrumah University was closed on Monday with students forced out of campus by the police as the institution grapples with the challenges of transition from a college to a university. The two leading institutions the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) have remained closed longer than they should have. Both universities have been caught in the cholera outbreak that has hit the country with sanitation cited as the major reason the two institutions have remained closed. The better informed know better than the sanitation gibberish the nation has been fed with the issue of allowances at the core of the prolonged closure. Both universities have been closed from last year in November with first year students that were accepted languishing at home. Higher Education minister professor Nkandu Luo has been less than enthusiastic to act on the problems that have be-dogged higher learning institutions partly because of a petty feud that she has with students on social media. Angered by their continued stay away from school the students have instigated an anti Luo crusade that has ridiculed the minister with caricatures of her in manly features flaunted on social media. Prof Luo has not hidden her irritation with the man to man mantra that has made her a figure of fun. Otherwise the country’s education is bigger than sustaining revenge based on social media fights. The country can only show its seriousness with the future by the manner it treats education. It is not by accident that the Patriotic Front scored less votes at the University of Zambia polling station. It could have been a reflection of how low education may rank on their list of priorities. They have to do more than just offer lip service to education. After all it is not a secret that there has been an issue about dried coffers that makes it difficult for government to pay students their meal allowances. That could be the major issue around the delayed closure of the two top universities. It has not helped that politicians are not the best advocates of education beyond an election season. The prolonged closure has been glossed over by the leading political parties that are more preoccupied with matters of gets another chance to contest the 2021 elections. We appeal to President Edgar Lungu to take personal interest in the prolonged closure of the universities as it is hurting the image of the government among those that seek knowledge unless they want to add more youth to the emerging culture of thuggery in politics. The post OPINION: Prolonged University Closure Deserves Presidential Attention appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ministers Defend Ubomba Mwibala Doctrine

Government officials are falling over each other clarifying President Edgar Lungu’s ‘ubomba mwibala alila mwibala’ doctrine. Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela said that President Lungu was simply stressing that the people that work should not starve but should set aside … Continued

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Government officials are falling over each other clarifying President Edgar Lungu’s ‘ubomba mwibala alila mwibala’ doctrine. Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela said that President Lungu was simply stressing that the people that work should not starve but should set aside a 10% benefit. Chitotela was speaking during the launch of the Patriotic Front complex that will house offices. “He was saying that you the provincial party, the money you are receiving, if you have not factored the management do not eat the money. You should pre-mark a 10% for you to eat,†he said. And his Home Affairs counterpart Stephen Kampyongo said that he was shocked that people had become engrossed in the debate about the President’s use of an idiom. Kampyongo said that the idiom had been deliberately blown out of proportion. President Lungu’s ubomba mwibala alya mwibala doctrine has sparked debate among Zambians with his critics saying that the Head of State is encouraging corruption. The post Ministers Defend Ubomba Mwibala Doctrine appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Saleh Demands Ban On Export of Unprocessed Grains

[Monitor] Kampala -The coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), Caleb Akandwanaho alias Gen Salim Saleh , has proposed that Uganda stops exporting raw grade grains to neighbouring countries.

[Monitor] Kampala -The coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), Caleb Akandwanaho alias Gen Salim Saleh , has proposed that Uganda stops exporting raw grade grains to neighbouring countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda