China’s Gambling Investment Destroying Zambian Families – Journalist

Zambian journalist Edem Djokotoe has taken aim at China’s casino investments littered across the country arguing it is one of the worst social ills to happen. Djokotoe, posting on his Facebook page, wonders how China was allowed to channel heavy … Continued

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Zambian journalist Edem Djokotoe has taken aim at China’s casino investments littered across the country arguing it is one of the worst social ills to happen. Djokotoe, posting on his Facebook page, wonders how China was allowed to channel heavy investment into gambling when it had outlawed the trade among its people. “The biggest Chinese investment in Zambia today is The Casino. “Every small town and district I have travelled to in all the provinces have gambling centres run by Chinese. “Bonanza machines luring children and adults alike in a country plagued by debilitating poverty. “With my own eyes, I have seen old people and other beneficiaries of the social cash transfer programme fritter away their money on bonanza and the slots. “Gambling wont drive the Zambian economy. It is a vice that has the capacity to ruin families and lead whole communities down the road to perdition. “In Mpika, we found under age children gambling with stolen money and housewives playing Bonanza with ration money,” Djokotoe writes. READ EDEM DJOKOTOE’S WRITE UP Before it opened its doors for business, Time Zone was touted as a safe haven in the capital where children could go and play with all kinds of hi-tech gizmos. For those in Lusaka who don’t know where it is, it is a joint sandwiched between Chicago’s Reloaded and Lifestyle Gym at East Park Mall. Of course, when you enter, you will find all kinds of games for children. But the main attraction at Time Zone and the one activity that makes it the most money is gambling. That’s right. Slot machines of all shapes and sizes–and then some! Forget about surgeries, restaurants and corner shops. The biggest Chinese investment in Zambia today is The Casino. Every small town and district i have travelled to in all the provinces have gambling centres run by Chinese. Bonanza machines luring children and adults alike in a country plagued by debilitating poverty. With my own eyes, i have seen old people and other beneficiaries of the social cash transfer programme fritter away their money on bonanza and the slots. Gambling wont drive the Zambian economy. It is a vice that has the capacity to ruin families and lead whole communities down the road to perdition. In Mpika, we found under age children gambling with stolen money and housewives playing Bonanza with ration money. This cant be right. The Chinese government knows its people have the gambling gene in their DNA, which is why it has outlawed the practice all over the country except in ONE administrative location called Macau. China wouldnt be the great economic powerhouse it is today if there were no controls on gambling. Why should they be allowed to get away with it here? The post China’s Gambling Investment Destroying Zambian Families – Journalist appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sacred Heart of Governance!

[Cameroon Tribune] Do you that public participation can help government’s be more accountable and responsive, and can also improve the public’s perception of government performance? Traditionally, public participation meant voting, running for office, …

[Cameroon Tribune] Do you that public participation can help government's be more accountable and responsive, and can also improve the public's perception of government performance? Traditionally, public participation meant voting, running for office, being involved in political campaigns, attending public hearings and keeping informed on important issues of the day by reading government reports or the local newspapers.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

‘America’s Leadership in the World Is Needed’ – Says President Sirleaf

[Govt of Liberia] In her final major speech at the United States Capitol in Washington, President Ellen Johnson says America’s leadership is needed today, more than ever as the world faces new challenges.

[Govt of Liberia] In her final major speech at the United States Capitol in Washington, President Ellen Johnson says America's leadership is needed today, more than ever as the world faces new challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

3rd Witness Testifies in Alleged Theft Case

[The Point] The third prosecution witness, Naffie Jammeh, recently testified in a case involving one Kemo Sanneh, who was accused of shop-breaking and stealing, before Magistrate Thomasi of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

[The Point] The third prosecution witness, Naffie Jammeh, recently testified in a case involving one Kemo Sanneh, who was accused of shop-breaking and stealing, before Magistrate Thomasi of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambia Develops Roadmap to Adopt Social Financial Education System

[The Point] The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Mrs Claudiana Cole, has said the education ministry intends to include the Child and Social and Financial Education in the school curricula.

[The Point] The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Mrs Claudiana Cole, has said the education ministry intends to include the Child and Social and Financial Education in the school curricula.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambia Quest Formula for Afcon Debut Qualification

[The Point] The Gambia is still searching for the formula for their debut qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after their failure to qualify for the previous editions.

[The Point] The Gambia is still searching for the formula for their debut qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after their failure to qualify for the previous editions.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Two Appear in Court for Alleged Visa Scam

[The Point] Fatoumatta Gomez and Jerreh Y. Touray were on 21 September 2017 arraigned before Principal Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on charges of conspiracy to commit felony and obtaining money by false pretence.

[The Point] Fatoumatta Gomez and Jerreh Y. Touray were on 21 September 2017 arraigned before Principal Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates' Court on charges of conspiracy to commit felony and obtaining money by false pretence.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Agric Value Chain Interactive Platform Project Launched

[The Point] The National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development (NEMA) project and West Africa Rural Foundation (WARF), in partnership with GYIN Gambia, Monday launched the Agricultural Value Chain Interactive Platform project.

[The Point] The National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development (NEMA) project and West Africa Rural Foundation (WARF), in partnership with GYIN Gambia, Monday launched the Agricultural Value Chain Interactive Platform project.

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Suspect Threatened With Bench Warrant Arrest, If Absent in Court

[The Point] Sgt. 2294 Jammeh, a prosecuting officer in the criminal matter involving one Kemo Janha on 21 September 2017, informed the principal magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court that the absence of the accused person on the next a…

[The Point] Sgt. 2294 Jammeh, a prosecuting officer in the criminal matter involving one Kemo Janha on 21 September 2017, informed the principal magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates' Court that the absence of the accused person on the next adjourned date may result in the court's issuance of a bench warrant for the arrest of the suspect.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia