Farmers Stop Ploughing Due to Lack of Rains

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Crop farmers in the Zambezi Region have provisionally suspended the ploughing and planting of their crop fields due to a sustained dry spell characterised by a lack of rainfall and low ground moisture.

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Crop farmers in the Zambezi Region have provisionally suspended the ploughing and planting of their crop fields due to a sustained dry spell characterised by a lack of rainfall and low ground moisture.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Somber Mood Grips Maize Triangle As Rains Stay Away

[New Era] Windhoek -Farmers in the so-called Maize Triangle are holding their breath following the erratic rainfall since November 2017, wondering whether or not they would be able to meet the earlier projection of a 31,000-tonne maize harvest this year.

[New Era] Windhoek -Farmers in the so-called Maize Triangle are holding their breath following the erratic rainfall since November 2017, wondering whether or not they would be able to meet the earlier projection of a 31,000-tonne maize harvest this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

COD Laments Abuse of Public Resources

[New Era] Windhoek -The Congress of Democrats (CoD) acting president Vaino Amuthenu yesterday expressed concern over the mismanagement of public resources at all government levels.

[New Era] Windhoek -The Congress of Democrats (CoD) acting president Vaino Amuthenu yesterday expressed concern over the mismanagement of public resources at all government levels.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Meatco, Brukkaros to Share Norwegian Quota

[New Era] Windhoek -Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) and Brukkaros Meat Processor are again set to share the 1,600-tonne Norwegian beef export quota, said the Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Immanuel Ngatjizeko.

[New Era] Windhoek -Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) and Brukkaros Meat Processor are again set to share the 1,600-tonne Norwegian beef export quota, said the Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Immanuel Ngatjizeko.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Keeping Pets Becomes Costly

[New Era] Windhoek -With financial difficulties mounting, times getting harder and people losing their jobs and homes, more people are giving up their pets to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) as they can no longer afford to k…

[New Era] Windhoek -With financial difficulties mounting, times getting harder and people losing their jobs and homes, more people are giving up their pets to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) as they can no longer afford to keep them.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Kosis Inhabitants Hopeful Clinic Will Reopen

[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Kosis residents still pray and hope that this will be the year when they will have their dilapidated clinic renovated and opened, despite waiting for years without any good news.

[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Kosis residents still pray and hope that this will be the year when they will have their dilapidated clinic renovated and opened, despite waiting for years without any good news.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Train Crash Leaves Over 200 Injured

[News24Wire] A train crash that took place on Tuesday morning at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston, Johannesburg has left over 200 commuters moderately injured, ER24 has confirmed.

[News24Wire] A train crash that took place on Tuesday morning at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston, Johannesburg has left over 200 commuters moderately injured, ER24 has confirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

OPINION: Hats Off President Lungu on Cholera Drive

President Edgar Lungu has usually taken a battering from all corners over the many decisions that he continues to make in the governance of the country. The Head of State has had to be bashed even for decisions that have … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has usually taken a battering from all corners over the many decisions that he continues to make in the governance of the country. The Head of State has had to be bashed even for decisions that have nothing to do with him. But there is one thing Zambians will find hard to criticize the Head of State for having lain everything in the fight against cholera. President Lungu has lain his Presidency on the line to ensure that the drive against cholera succeeds. Considering that the vending community remains one of the greatest support bases of the ruling Patriotic Front, it is not an easy decision. The vending community has stayed loyal to the Patriotic Front even when every other sector has left the party’s popularity heavily tested. Over time the PF has found it hard to displace vendors given the political cost of such a decision. Credit should go to President Lungu for having summoned soldiers from the barracks to lead the clean-up. Soldiers have their no nonsense attitude that has kept everyone obliged in sticking with the clean-up. People have lost property and sources of livelihood in the thick of the anti-cholera drive. The government has stood firm and every well-meaning Zambian has seen the fruits of the clean-up. The usually dirty Central Business District has been swept clean with heaps of garbage that has been the signature appearance of Lusaka being dismantled. It is not exactly the most fatal cholera epidemic but government has shown the way that with tough political will, the nation can be shown the clean way. If the country can stick to this lane then President Lungu can look back to this potentially politically costly decision with pride. After all it is easier to bow to political pressure and restore the vendors to their illegal posts in town and also appease the bands of alleluia pastors that have been mourning over dried up offerings owing to the ban on some church gatherings than to gain the presidency. The post OPINION: Hats Off President Lungu on Cholera Drive appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chitabo Takes JCC On

High Court judge Mwila Chitabo took the bull by its horns by saying that the Judicial Complaints Commission should be disbanded for overstretching its powers to trying judges. During the ceremonial opening of the criminal sessions of the High Court, … Continued

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High Court judge Mwila Chitabo took the bull by its horns by saying that the Judicial Complaints Commission should be disbanded for overstretching its powers to trying judges. During the ceremonial opening of the criminal sessions of the High Court, Chitabo who was presiding judge said the other option would be to have the Chief Justice head the JCC. He said that the JCC was being used by ‘disgruntled’ elements that did not receive favourable decisions from the judiciary. Chitabo is one of the judges at the centre of the politically charged post-election disputes and has been on the receiving end of brutal attacks and innuendos. “I hold a very strong view that judges should only be tried by their peers or superiors-brothers and sisters in service or who have held the high judicial office of a Judge,†he said. “It is a serious mischief that members of the Bar, which is lower to the Bench, should be the prosecutors and triers of honourable members of the Bench. (With greatest respect to the eminent fine gentlemen and ladies of honour serving on the current).†The JCC has become a go-to place for individuals that have had axes to grind with some officers of the judiciary. “Zambia as a nation prides itself in the independence of the judiciary, among others. Article 122 (1) provides and I quote ‘in the exercise of the judicial authority, the Judiciary shall be subject only to this Constitution and the law and not be subject to the control or direction of a person or an authority’,†he said. The post Chitabo Takes JCC On appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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