Kagem Refuse To Rehabilitate Roads In Copperbelt Rural

KAGEM Mining Limited has allegedly refused to rehabilitate roads in Lufwanyama as part of its corporate social responsibility. District Commissioner Miniver Mutesa has confirmed that she received a negative response when she approached the giant emerald mining company regarding rehabilitation … Continued

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KAGEM Mining Limited has allegedly refused to rehabilitate roads in Lufwanyama as part of its corporate social responsibility. District Commissioner Miniver Mutesa has confirmed that she received a negative response when she approached the giant emerald mining company regarding rehabilitation of the roads. Mutesa said this when Gemcanton Investment Limited donated over 500 litres of pesticides worth more than K60,000 to six Lufwanyama chiefdoms where army worms ravaged maize fields. She said while Gemcanton had been responding positively to requests for corporate social responsibility programmes like road rehabilitation, construction of schools, and helping farmers affected by army worms, some mining companies had a negative response to such programmes. “Last year when army worms invaded farmers’ fields in Lufwanyama, Gemcanton came to their aid by donating pesticides to them and even today you have repeated your gesture. “However, it is of serious concern that some emerald mining companies in the area are responding with negativity towards such programs. “I approached Kagem regarding rehabilitation of the roads in the area and their response was negative,†Mutesa said. Meanwhile, Chief Lumpuma of the Lamba of Lufwanyama district has urged Gemcanton to go beyond donating pesticides and look at other farming inputs like fertiliser as a way of supplementing Government’s efforts. He said Lufwanyama’s population comprised the farming community which needed fertiliser and seed -hence it was imperative that Gemcanton and other mining companies supported them through agro inputs. He said while Government had its own farmer input support program, the private sector needed to join such efforts. “As we appreciate this donation, we are asking you to go further and look at donating fertiliser and seeds to the community and as a private sector you need to support Government,†Chief Lumpuma said. And Gemcanton chief executive officer Abdu Bah said his company was looking forward to a good relationship with chiefs and the community. Bah, who spoke through the mine’s manager Mr Lungson Mukuma, said the company had decided to donate the pesticide because it had realised the damage that army worms could cause. “Our community in Lufwanyama depends on agriculture and so we decided that we donate the pesticides to save the crop fields from being ravaged,†Mr Bah said. The post Kagem Refuse To Rehabilitate Roads In Copperbelt Rural appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Influx of Refugees From Cameroon – Senate Summons Defence Minister, Ali

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, to appear before it and explain the reason behind the invasion by large numbers of refugees from the Republic of Cameroon to some border communities in Cross River…

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, to appear before it and explain the reason behind the invasion by large numbers of refugees from the Republic of Cameroon to some border communities in Cross River State and its attendant security fallout.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Public Must Be Able to Access All News Sites

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month.

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

How My Family Members Were Maltreated By EFCC Officials – Innoson

[Vanguard] Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, Innoson Group, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, yesterday told members of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption, how his family member…

[Vanguard] Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, Innoson Group, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, yesterday told members of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption, how his family members were reportedly maltreated by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, when they arrested him last December.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

MTN Nigeria to List Its Shares On NSE This Year

[Vanguard] MTN Nigeria, yesterday, discussed plans to list its shares on Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, at its board meeting, with the aim to launch its Initial Public Offering, IPO, this year.

[Vanguard] MTN Nigeria, yesterday, discussed plans to list its shares on Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, at its board meeting, with the aim to launch its Initial Public Offering, IPO, this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Tanzania Best Democracy in EAC

[Daily News] ADHERENCE to the rule of law under the Fifth Phase Government of President John Magufuli has propelled Tanzania to emerge the best democracy in East Africa and 13th in Sub-Sahara Africa, with the country recording an overall score of 5.47.

[Daily News] ADHERENCE to the rule of law under the Fifth Phase Government of President John Magufuli has propelled Tanzania to emerge the best democracy in East Africa and 13th in Sub-Sahara Africa, with the country recording an overall score of 5.47.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania