YALI Say 30 Suspension Of UPND MPs Illegal

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza says the 30 days suspension slapped on 48 UPND Members of Parliament by the Speaker of the National Assembly is illegal. Mwanza has explained that according to order 72(3) of the … Continued

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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza says the 30 days suspension slapped on 48 UPND Members of Parliament by the Speaker of the National Assembly is illegal. Mwanza has explained that according to order 72(3) of the National Assembly Standing Orders, if a member of parliament shows contempt against Parliament or the presiding officer for the first time, the suspension should be for a period of 7 days, 14 days for the second time and 30 days for the third time. He notes that in the case of the UPND Members of Parliament it is only the second time that they have shown contempt and therefore should have been suspended for a period 14 days. Mr. Mwanza has since advised the 48 suspended UPND Members of Parliament to seek judicial review over their 30 days suspension. He states that much as it was expected that the parliamentarians could be punished or suspended, the criteria used to arrive at the 30 days period is questionable. The post YALI Say 30 Suspension Of UPND MPs Illegal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Amos Chanda Says Matibini Granted UPND MPs Their Wish

Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda says Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini merely granted UPND Members of Parliament their wish by suspending them because they do not want to be Parliament. Chanda says the UPND lawmakers should therefore not blame … Continued

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Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda says Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini merely granted UPND Members of Parliament their wish by suspending them because they do not want to be Parliament. Chanda says the UPND lawmakers should therefore not blame government for their own action of staying away from Parliament during the Presidential address to the House on 17th March, 2017. He says the Executive had no hand in the suspension of the 48 UPND Members of Parliament. Chanda states that the Speaker of the National Assembly has the power to invoke the rules of the house whenever there is a breach of the standing orders. He adds that it is immoral for UPND Members of Parliament to demand for emoluments that are only paid for attending Parliament sittings. Chanda says it’s hoped that the suspended Members of Parliament will reflect on their action during the period of their suspension. He says President Edgar Lungu regrets the continued misconduct of some Members of Parliament who want to disrupt the democratic process of the country. The post Amos Chanda Says Matibini Granted UPND MPs Their Wish appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Pick Dead Body In Kalingalinga; Man Dies On The Spot In Kalulushi Crash

Police in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga area yesterday picked up the body of a 28-year-old man murdered by unknown people. Residents in the area have blamed the police for not providing sufficient security leading to the rising number of murder cases in … Continued

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Police in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga area yesterday picked up the body of a 28-year-old man murdered by unknown people. Residents in the area have blamed the police for not providing sufficient security leading to the rising number of murder cases in the city During press briefing Police spokesperson Esther Katongo appealed for calm among the residents and promised that more manpower will be deployed to the area. It is believed the situation is very tense in the densely populated township with suspicion that street kids mostly from Chawama, Misisi and Kanyama were behind the killings. Residents in townships are being advised to keep indoors in what is an unofficial curfew. Meanwhile, a 38-year-old man named Lloyd Musamba died on the spot on Monday in Kalulushi after being involved in a road accident. Copperbelt police command cofirmed the accident happened around 20:30 opposite the NAPSA housing complex. Police state that the vehicle the deceased was driving collided head on with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. The police in the area are worried careless driving was leading to a number of road deaths. The post Police Pick Dead Body In Kalingalinga; Man Dies On The Spot In Kalulushi Crash appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lusaka Dynamos Fire Simataa

The undercurrents at Super Division side Lusaka Dynamos have blown up with Chief Executive Officer Simataa Simataa’s services terminated. Simataa’s dismissal comes in the wake of the dismissal of Mohammed Fathy as coach. Simataa has been the brain behind the … Continued

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The undercurrents at Super Division side Lusaka Dynamos have blown up with Chief Executive Officer Simataa Simataa’s services terminated. Simataa’s dismissal comes in the wake of the dismissal of Mohammed Fathy as coach. Simataa has been the brain behind the transformation of Lusaka Dynamos from a perennially under achieving side to title contenders. But the crowded staff around the club and interests of the bankrollers of the project has clashed. Lusaka Dynamos leads the log on 20 points after 11 games with five wins, five draws and one loss. BELOW IS SIMATAA’S FULL POSTING: LUSAKA DYNAMOS FC Dear friends and colleagues, It is with both a sense of pride and sadness that I am having to leave you and the club today. My services have been terminated. Through the hardwork of everyone in the period I have served the club, Lusaka Dynamos is currently at the top of the Super Division table. And my wish, as I leave, is that the club continues with this fine run so that the club emerges as champions at the end of the current campaign. I wish to thank the Board and everyone associated with the club in the manner they supported me during the period I served as CEO. All the best guys. The post Lusaka Dynamos Fire Simataa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Njaboute Foundation Setup in Kombo South District

[The Point] Njaboute Foundation out to provide counselling, basic sexual reproductive health services, maternal nutrition and postpartum care have been setup in Kombo South district of the West Coast Region.

[The Point] Njaboute Foundation out to provide counselling, basic sexual reproductive health services, maternal nutrition and postpartum care have been setup in Kombo South district of the West Coast Region.

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Scorpions Return Home After Nations Cup Qualifier Slump

[The Point] The Gambia’s Scorpions have returned to Banjul from Benin where they made an unsuccessful attempt to beat their African counterparts in their opening group D fixtures of the 2019 Africa nations cup qualifier to be hosted by Cameroon.

[The Point] The Gambia's Scorpions have returned to Banjul from Benin where they made an unsuccessful attempt to beat their African counterparts in their opening group D fixtures of the 2019 Africa nations cup qualifier to be hosted by Cameroon.

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Leaping Forward Into the Political Renaissance of the Post-Jammeh Regime – the Missing Instrument in Our Toolbox

[The Point] The twenty-two years of the Jammeh regime and its aftermath have provided the perfect theater for the study of the impact of political literacy and civic mindedness on political engagements of the Gambian citizenry in matters of national de…

[The Point] The twenty-two years of the Jammeh regime and its aftermath have provided the perfect theater for the study of the impact of political literacy and civic mindedness on political engagements of the Gambian citizenry in matters of national development. The long and brutish rule of the Jammeh-government was aided by many factors, one of which is a severe lack of civic mindedness among the Gambian population. That lack of knowledge of the political process and citizens' roles in that is arguably the most criti

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Golden Lead Company Granted D1 Million Bail Bond

[The Point] Golden Lead Fish Meal Processing Company has been charged with four counts over their alleged violation of the environmental laws of the country at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

[The Point] Golden Lead Fish Meal Processing Company has been charged with four counts over their alleged violation of the environmental laws of the country at the Brikama Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

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Ncce National Dialogue On Peace, Reconciliation Underway

[The Point] The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) on Tuesday commenced an 11-day national dialogue on peace and reconciliation meeting at the ChildFund lodge in Bwiam.

[The Point] The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) on Tuesday commenced an 11-day national dialogue on peace and reconciliation meeting at the ChildFund lodge in Bwiam.

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