Opinion: City Clean Up, What Happens When the Soldiers Return to the Barracks?

The defence forces driven clean-up exercise of Lusaka city has opened newer possibilities for the citizens of the country’s garbage ridden city. Before this exercise citizens have lived with the illusion that nothing can be done to clean up the … Continued

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The defence forces driven clean-up exercise of Lusaka city has opened newer possibilities for the citizens of the country’s garbage ridden city. Before this exercise citizens have lived with the illusion that nothing can be done to clean up the city and given it the garden city touch. It had become customary for citizens to throw litter about, with cholera almost becoming an annually acceptable occurrence. Just 48 hours of the defence forces taking over the streets, Lusaka has apart from the poor drainage system, looked almost as clean a city as any well-meaning citizen would love to see. The streets have been ridded of the irksome presence of vendors that have previously resisted being confined to the markets. The little effort by the council to sweep the streets has shown bits of its beauty with a wash of fresh air. Government has shown its seriousness by sending cabinet ministers on the streets to re-enforce its message and intentions to the public directly. Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda and ministers Vincent Mwale and Dr Chitalu Chilufya went about the garbage infested areas to explain the market shutdown to the public. While it is everyone’s hope that the clean remains as it is, there are some niggling areas that may require attention before the honeymoon graduates to a state of permanency. What happens to the hundreds of displaced vendors from the streets? What about penalties for a public so easily given throwing litter anyhow? Once the military personnel returns to the barracks who is going to forcefully enforce the measures put up by the soldiers? Maybe the citizenry should just enjoy the spectacle while it lasts. The post Opinion: City Clean Up, What Happens When the Soldiers Return to the Barracks? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nigerians Tell of Being Used As Slaves in Libya

[This Day] The European Union (EU) is working with Libyan coastguards to reduce the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. But many of those intercepted end up in detention centres in Libya, where some migrants say they are used as slaves, …

[This Day] The European Union (EU) is working with Libyan coastguards to reduce the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. But many of those intercepted end up in detention centres in Libya, where some migrants say they are used as slaves, as the BBC found when it spoke to some Nigerians who have just returned home

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Has Grace Msalame Found Love in the New Year?

[Nairobi News] Former TV presenter Grace Msalame’s post on Instagram of her right hand placed on what appears to be a male hand’s palm has set tongues wagging in social media.

[Nairobi News] Former TV presenter Grace Msalame's post on Instagram of her right hand placed on what appears to be a male hand's palm has set tongues wagging in social media.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How Kenyans Wasted One Third of Christmas Food

[Nairobi News] As Kenyans enter the dreaded month of January – or Njaanuary in local parlance – the startling wastefulness that many resorted to during the festive season has been revealed.

[Nairobi News] As Kenyans enter the dreaded month of January - or Njaanuary in local parlance - the startling wastefulness that many resorted to during the festive season has been revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tanzania Govt Set to Probe ‘Irregularities’ in the Purchase of Police Vehicles

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Ministry of Home Affairs plans to form a Commission of experts to look into 53 police vehicles that were recently cleared at the Dar es Salaam Port and are currently packed at Kurasini Police College to establish their wort…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Ministry of Home Affairs plans to form a Commission of experts to look into 53 police vehicles that were recently cleared at the Dar es Salaam Port and are currently packed at Kurasini Police College to establish their worthiness.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Top Causes of Death (Museveni Is Wrong)

[Observer] In his New Year’s address for 2018 on Sunday, President Museveni claimed, while extolling the health achievements of his government, that non-communicable diseases are now the top killers in Uganda.

[Observer] In his New Year's address for 2018 on Sunday, President Museveni claimed, while extolling the health achievements of his government, that non-communicable diseases are now the top killers in Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Female Professor Declares Presidential Ambition

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -A female Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education, Olufumilayo Adesanya-Davis, is aspiring to be president of Nigeria come the 2019 elections.

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -A female Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education, Olufumilayo Adesanya-Davis, is aspiring to be president of Nigeria come the 2019 elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria