UPND On The Copperbelt Declare Hichilema Sole Candidate For 2021

The United Party for National Development (UPND) on the Copperbelt has announced its endorsement of party president Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as the only candidates for the top positions at the Congress. Hichilema and Mwamba, … Continued

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The United Party for National Development (UPND) on the Copperbelt has announced its endorsement of party president Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as the only candidates for the top positions at the Congress. Hichilema and Mwamba, commonly known as GBM, are expected to take the UPND to the 2021 general elections. Copperbelt Provincial chairman Elisha Matambo says the party on the Copperbelt had no other person, but Hichilema to endorse as the sole presidential candidate. UPND is expected to hold its Congress at which all positions will be subjected to elections early next year. “The Party here on the Copperbelt has endorsed you [Hichilema] as the sole candidate for president at the Party Congress. All other positions are open for contest except yours and that of your running mate GBM,” said Matambo at the UPND card renewal exercise held in Kitwe on Sunday. Matambo has since called for unity in the party at all levels and encouraged members to intensify mobilization at grassroot level. He said urged old and new members to tag along as victory is only guaranteed when united. Meanwhile, UPND Mufulira District secretary Godfrey Kamangu has urged the other nine provinces in the country to emulate the Copperbelt in endorsing Hichilema as the sole presidential candidate at the forthcoming congress and eventually the general elections. The post UPND On The Copperbelt Declare Hichilema Sole Candidate For 2021 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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NGO Rescues 18-Year-Old From Abusive Partner

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) has rescued an 18-year-old Sinazeze woman from an abusive partner. The orgnaisations says the lady is from Sinazeze village in Sinazongwe district. According to a statement, Musokotwane Compassion executive director Genious Musokotwane states that the … Continued

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Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) has rescued an 18-year-old Sinazeze woman from an abusive partner. The orgnaisations says the lady is from Sinazeze village in Sinazongwe district. According to a statement, Musokotwane Compassion executive director Genious Musokotwane states that the lady was physically abused thereby suffered emotional and mental trauma after being in marriage for over one year. Musokotwane says plans to enroll the young lady in school are now in the pipeline. He commended members of the public in Sinazeze village for rising against early child marriage and violence against women. “We are committed as an organization to supporting these girls and provide them with a platform that enables them to survive, thrive and contribute to their personal and national development,” said Musokotwane He also disclosed that the organization is handling a rare case of a 15-year-old boy who is a victim of exploitation in Chief Chooma’s chiefdom in Choma distinct. “MCMZ is also handling a case of a 15-year-old boy who is a survivor of exploitation. This boy has not only suffered exploitation but also was at risk of early child marriages,” Musokotwane added. “We believe boys too deserve the similar aid we are providing the girl child. We have plans to also empower this boy but it will be outside the organization facility.” And His Royal Highness Chief Chooma has commended Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia for its strides to end early child marriages in his chiefdom. “Continue to help our chiefdom’s children, they are a lot of cases here and we are leaving no child marriage case unreported,” the traditional leader said. Chief Chooma has been instrumental in the organization’s effort to end child marriages rescuing 16 girls in 2017 alone. Zambia is currently observing 16 days of activism against gender based violence. The post NGO Rescues 18-Year-Old From Abusive Partner appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Copperbelt Records First Cholera Case

Copperbelt Province has recorded its first cholera case in Ndola district. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga announced that the first case of cholera has been recorded in Ndola’s Masala area. He however believes the case was as a result of … Continued

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Copperbelt Province has recorded its first cholera case in Ndola district. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga announced that the first case of cholera has been recorded in Ndola’s Masala area. He however believes the case was as a result of a transfering victim who may have come into contact with others in an affected area. “I regret to announce that we have recorded one suspected case of imported cholera from Lusaka in Ndola,” Kamanga said. He stated that the victim is currently admitted to Masala clinic and is in a stable condition. “She is a 23-year-old student who came into Ndola last [Monday] night. I, however, wish to assure the public that persons who had come into contact with the victim have since been traced and treated,” he said. Kamanga said his office through the Provincial Health Directorate has intensified Community sensitation to avoid further transmission of the disease. The post Copperbelt Records First Cholera Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kambwili Faces Fraud Charges

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili will have to face another round of fraud charges. This comes a weeks after he was acquitted of similar charges. According to the warn and caution yesterday, Kambwili faces three counts of fraud, uttering … Continued

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Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili will have to face another round of fraud charges. This comes a weeks after he was acquitted of similar charges. According to the warn and caution yesterday, Kambwili faces three counts of fraud, uttering of false documents and giving false information to a public officer. Kambwili spent part of Tuesday morning being interrogated for the three charges at Police Headquarters. His supporters turned up in good numbers to offer solidarity of the National Democratic Congress ‘consultant’. The post Kambwili Faces Fraud Charges appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Congolese Asylum Seekers Hit 8, 000

More than 8, 000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have arrived in Zambia. The number which now stands at 8,120 is expected to reach 10, 000 in less than two weeks. Congo is on the edge … Continued

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More than 8, 000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have arrived in Zambia. The number which now stands at 8,120 is expected to reach 10, 000 in less than two weeks. Congo is on the edge as political tension rises over the illegal stay in office of President Joseph Kabila. President Kabila’s final term ended in December 2016 but has stayed on under a fragile agreement that would expire next month. The young African leader is set to continue in office up to next year when his government claims election will be held. Opposition political party leaders are protesting President Kabila’s continued stay in office while ordinary citizens have been protesting on the streets with police and the military arresting, and in some cases, killing opposing voices. United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson in Zambia Kelvin Shimo says the number of asylum seekers arriving is increasing as other refugees are entering the country through Kasumbalesa and Mokambo on the Copperbelt. The post Congolese Asylum Seekers Hit 8, 000 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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NIA 9 Case – Police Commissioner Denies Being a School Dropout

[Foroyaa] Commissioner Abdoulie Sanneh of the Gambia Police Force has denied Lawyer Christopher E. Mene’s claim that he is a school dropout. Testifying under examination in Chief before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the Banjul High Court, Sanneh said …

[Foroyaa] Commissioner Abdoulie Sanneh of the Gambia Police Force has denied Lawyer Christopher E. Mene's claim that he is a school dropout. Testifying under examination in Chief before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the Banjul High Court, Sanneh said he joined the Gambia Police Force in the year 1995; that he used his secondary fourth Certificate to get enlisted in the police. Going further, Sanneh rejected Counsel Mene's assertion that he did not complete his Secondary School education. The Senior Police officer t

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Finance Minister Presents Budget Estimates

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Finance Amadou Sanneh, yesterday presented the estimates of revenues, recurrent and development expenditure, for the fiscal year 2018, before the country’s lawmakers.

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Finance Amadou Sanneh, yesterday presented the estimates of revenues, recurrent and development expenditure, for the fiscal year 2018, before the country's lawmakers.

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UNFPA Family Planning Campaign Commence in Crr

[Foroyaa] UNFPA in partnership with SOS Mothers Clinic on Sunday Commenced a Three Days Family planning campaign, the theme of the campaign is “Family Planning: Yes to Choice, No to Chance” in the Central River Region settlements of Bansang, Janjanbure…

[Foroyaa] UNFPA in partnership with SOS Mothers Clinic on Sunday Commenced a Three Days Family planning campaign, the theme of the campaign is "Family Planning: Yes to Choice, No to Chance" in the Central River Region settlements of Bansang, Janjanbureh, Bora-ba, Fula Bantang, and Brikamaba. The aim of the Family Planning Campaign is to create greater understanding on family planning services and commodities and to generate demand for uptake of family planning services in communities, register new family planning ac

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