Mnangagwa’s Wife Blasts Looters, Says ‘People Must Not Steal’

[New Zimbabwe] People must “not steal” while those who externalised money must take advantage of the ultimatum to bring the loot back into the country before the window closes, first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, has said.

[New Zimbabwe] People must "not steal" while those who externalised money must take advantage of the ultimatum to bring the loot back into the country before the window closes, first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar

Government has announced the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera. More than 2000 cases of cholera cases have been recorded countrywide. According to a joint statement by Minister … Continued

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Government has announced the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera. More than 2000 cases of cholera cases have been recorded countrywide. According to a joint statement by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and his education counterpart Dennis Wanchinga, the re-opening of schools countrywide has been deferred until further notice. “We have had an outbreak of cholera from October 6, 2017 and it has affected mainly Lusaka Province and we have recorded sporadic cases in various parts of the country,” says Dr Chilufya. “We have recorded a total of 2047 cases and Lusaka alone is accounting for 2000 cases. Cumulatively, we have recorded 50 deaths, with Lusaka accounting for 47 deaths. We have mounted a robust multi-sectorial approach involving various sectors.” Dr Chilufya has issued a Statutory Instrument N0. 79 of 2017 which evokes provisions of the Public Health Act to ensure that the spread of the outbreak and loss of life is prevented. He said deferring the re-opening of the schools countrywide was to avoid many gatherings in various educational facilities. “There are children who are coming from areas which we are describing as the epicentres of the epidemic and they will be mixing with children from other areas. There may be cross contamination and that may escalate the epidemic. “There are also children that will be coming from the epicentres in Lusaka who may need to travel to boarding schools outside Lusaka to various parts of the country. So, we will suddenly be having a possibility of carriers and this disease will spread in various parts of the country and will spiral out of control. “In line with the Statutory Instrument, we are restricting this particular movement. We do not want school children to move outside the epicentres to various schools where they will co-mingle with other children. Or move out of Lusaka to other parts of the country so that we start fire fighting in different parts of the country. “So, this is an important measure and will apply to all schools nationally and we will be able to review this decision by January 30, 2018. This period will allow us to work with the authorities in the schools to look at water and sanitation facilities, correct them where need be and so there is a task force that is working to ensure that water facilities, sanitation facilities in the schools is in good shape.†Dr Chilufya said his ministry would broadcast key messages to raise awareness to improve personal hygiene by school children before schools re-opened. Dr Chilufya also said his ministry would further vaccinate all citizens in affected areas particularly school going children. “This will help reduce the spread of the disease. We are targeting to begin vaccination within the next seven to 10 days and we are going to vaccinate an initial number of two million people and we hope to reach four million. This will give us an opportunity to continue correcting the issue of access to clean and safe water. Let’s be mindful that the drivers of this epidemic include consumption of contaminated water and food, poor waste management, and poor personal hygiene practices. These must be addressed,†said Dr Chilufya. Education minister Dennis Wanchinga said postponing the re-opening of schools due to the cholera outbreak was an important decision to make. The post Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Citizen’s View: PF Leaders To Blame For ‘Dirty’ Lusaka

THE FIRST MISTAKE WAS TO VOTE IN SATA….. In 2011, when SATA became President and declared Street vending legal and free for all, most of us complained that he was destroying the city by declaring free vending in the absence … Continued

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THE FIRST MISTAKE WAS TO VOTE IN SATA….. In 2011, when SATA became President and declared Street vending legal and free for all, most of us complained that he was destroying the city by declaring free vending in the absence of Solid Waste management Policies. Today, we are sitting on unprecedented Cholera outbreak. In 2015 and 2016, some Zambians voted for someone who declared himself visionless… today, we and soldiers are frustrated. Once as a Child and Teenager, i loved camouflage attire, i was a darling of watching regiment move action. The Meaning of Being a Soldier was one i thought would be important to me. Army values are so unique, mental toughness is a whole lot of things which is rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. It is combined with a perfectly disciplined mental fortitude and toughness that refuses to give in. It is the state of mind – one could call, a character in action. TURNING DUTIES OF SOLDIERS INTO “CHIKOLOPYO” BY VISIONLESS POLITICIANS IS UNACCEPTABLE.. when council staffs are there and sleeping on chairs. The frustration of these soldiers who have been ordered to collecting garbage on the street is visible, nowander they force anyone passing near them to join. On Sunday afternoon, a wedding convoy was stop, Bride, Groom, Matron, best man was told to sweep before they can proceed. Same happened to a funeral convoy. It is happening to many…. don’t pass walking where soldiers are kolopaling or else they make join.. Yes, they are disciplining everyone…. WE ENCOURAGE THESE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM TO FURTHER UP SUCH DISCIPLINE TO ALPHA AND OMEGA OF PF.. The one eating mangoes minus washing them first,, teaching our children unhygienic way of handling food…. MM The post Citizen’s View: PF Leaders To Blame For ‘Dirty’ Lusaka appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe Council Shuts 1, 000 Stores Over Levies

Over 1000 shops in Kitwe have been shut down due to non payment of trading levies by the Kitwe City Council. A team led by Kitwe Town Clerk Bornwell Luanga Wednesday morning swung into action closing down all premises that … Continued

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Over 1000 shops in Kitwe have been shut down due to non payment of trading levies by the Kitwe City Council. A team led by Kitwe Town Clerk Bornwell Luanga Wednesday morning swung into action closing down all premises that had not paid for their trading levies. Luanga said the council will not spare any shops whose trading licenses are in arrears to continue trading. He said the Kitwe City Council had given notices last year to individuals to pay their business levies but most of them have not done so taking advantage of the situation. “The licensing period starts from 1st July to October, we actually gave a grace period up to 30 November but most of them were not complying, and as a council we a duty to collect revenue to finance deferent projects†He said. Luanga said the Council will put its foot down and ensure that those not complying are shut until they comply with the expected requirements. Meanwhile, some business owners whose shops have been closed complained of not being notified by the local authority. They said the local authority should have sent in notices in advance to allow them prepare as opposed to just closing down their business premises. “This is inconveniencing. Most of us have been in business for so many years and we have never failed to pay, so what is this behaviour of just coming to close our premises, I think it is unfair. The council should have informed us even a week earlier so that we prepare than them just coming like this,†a local trade said. The post Kitwe Council Shuts 1, 000 Stores Over Levies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Court Drops Charge of Misapplication of Entrusted Property Against Cooper

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has cleared former Presidential Candidate, MacDella Cooper of the Misapplication of Entrusted Property charge brought against her.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has cleared former Presidential Candidate, MacDella Cooper of the Misapplication of Entrusted Property charge brought against her.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Minister Varney Sirleaf Warns George Weah of Pres. Sirleaf’s Mistakes

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In 2006, Liberia and Africa’s first female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, inherited a nation still reeling from two decades of dictatorship and brutal civil war which left Liberia in ruins.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In 2006, Liberia and Africa's first female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, inherited a nation still reeling from two decades of dictatorship and brutal civil war which left Liberia in ruins.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Jewel Howard Taylor’s Supporters Boo ‘Unity Party’ Gbarnga Mayor

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -Liberia’s first female vice President-elect Jewel Howard Taylor on Sunday thanked the people of Bong County for delivering victory for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) headed by Senator George Weah.

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -Liberia's first female vice President-elect Jewel Howard Taylor on Sunday thanked the people of Bong County for delivering victory for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) headed by Senator George Weah.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

123 Students Graduate With Computer, Entrepreneurship Skills

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Guinii Creek United Development Association, Inc., (GUCDA), in collaboration with MichComp Technologies, Inc. (MC-TECH), graduated 132 students, upon completion of a four-month intensive Youth Empowerment through Computer & Entrepreneurship Skills Training, sponsored by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and Exxon Mobil.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Guinii Creek United Development Association, Inc., (GUCDA), in collaboration with MichComp Technologies, Inc. (MC-TECH), graduated 132 students, upon completion of a four-month intensive Youth Empowerment through Computer & Entrepreneurship Skills Training, sponsored by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and Exxon Mobil.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Five Prominent Citizens Eye Bong County Vacant Senatorial Seat

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga, Bong County -The race to replace Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor is heating up in Bong County as Howard-Taylor prepares to become the nation’s first female vice President.

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga, Bong County -The race to replace Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor is heating up in Bong County as Howard-Taylor prepares to become the nation's first female vice President.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia