PF MPs Disappoint Copperbelt Constituents

Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt chairman Stephen Kainga has expressed disappointment that some Parliamentarians in the province are not visiting their constituencies. Kainga has said the behaviour that has attracted the President’s attention is not only disappointing but embarrassing as well. … Continued

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Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt chairman Stephen Kainga has expressed disappointment that some Parliamentarians in the province are not visiting their constituencies. Kainga has said the behaviour that has attracted the President’s attention is not only disappointing but embarrassing as well. He said some of the ruling party’s Members of Parliament have developed a tendency of not visiting their constituencies, a situation he said was distancing electorates from their leaders. “We have been talking to them because they are not following what is expected of them, let them get back to their constituencies and not patronising Lusaka all the time,†he said. He said, “if the President can also identify that I think that is very serious and as provincial chairman I will not take that lightly†Kainga has threatened that the Provincial Executive will not hesitate but take disciplinary action against all those that will be found wanting. “I have a program and will soon be visiting each and every constituencies and who ever will be found wanting I think will be disciplined,” Kainga said. He added that “some of our MP’s have a trend of going and leaving the constituency along, and this is a timeline warning, we will be taking disciplinary action very soon without any hesitation.†Kainga said reports of Members of Parliament not visiting their Constituencies in the Province are becoming serious adding that the Party will not allow such to continue. “This behaviour has potential to make the party unpopular but I can tell you that I will be meeting them in their respective constituencies to see how best we can work together and uplift the living standards of the people that gave us a mandate to rule,” said Kainga. The post PF MPs Disappoint Copperbelt Constituents appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF MPs Disappoint Copperbelt Constituents

Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt chairman Stephen Kainga has expressed disappointment that some Parliamentarians in the province are not visiting their constituencies. Kainga has said the behaviour that has attracted the President’s attention is not only disappointing but embarrassing as well. … Continued

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Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt chairman Stephen Kainga has expressed disappointment that some Parliamentarians in the province are not visiting their constituencies. Kainga has said the behaviour that has attracted the President’s attention is not only disappointing but embarrassing as well. He said some of the ruling party’s Members of Parliament have developed a tendency of not visiting their constituencies, a situation he said was distancing electorates from their leaders. “We have been talking to them because they are not following what is expected of them, let them get back to their constituencies and not patronising Lusaka all the time,†he said. He said, “if the President can also identify that I think that is very serious and as provincial chairman I will not take that lightly†Kainga has threatened that the Provincial Executive will not hesitate but take disciplinary action against all those that will be found wanting. “I have a program and will soon be visiting each and every constituencies and who ever will be found wanting I think will be disciplined,” Kainga said. He added that “some of our MP’s have a trend of going and leaving the constituency along, and this is a timeline warning, we will be taking disciplinary action very soon without any hesitation.†Kainga said reports of Members of Parliament not visiting their Constituencies in the Province are becoming serious adding that the Party will not allow such to continue. “This behaviour has potential to make the party unpopular but I can tell you that I will be meeting them in their respective constituencies to see how best we can work together and uplift the living standards of the people that gave us a mandate to rule,” said Kainga. The post PF MPs Disappoint Copperbelt Constituents appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Arrogance Or Sheer Incompetence? FAZ Fails To Respond To CCPC Query

The Football Association of Zambia has displayed some alarming levels of arrogance after it ignored a query from the Zambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission demanding clarity on the contract the body entered with mobile giant MTN. The ZCCPC stepped … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia has displayed some alarming levels of arrogance after it ignored a query from the Zambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission demanding clarity on the contract the body entered with mobile giant MTN. The ZCCPC stepped into a dispute after City of Lusaka was banned from using Woodlands Stadium as a result of a deal the club signed with Vodafone that FAZ dimmed in conflict with their MTN league agreement. When querying the matter, ZCCPC have denied MTN involvement in banning City of Lusaka for using the stadium for any football competition. MTN’s response suggests the decision to ban City of Lusaka was solely done by FAZ. FAZ has however failed to respond to the ZCCPC either because they are exercising arrogance of statutes or its one of the many cases of unbridled incompetence associated with the current secretariat. According to a statement released today, FAZ have not responded to correspondence from ZCCPC. The commission has since orderd that City of Lusaka be allowed to use Vodafone Stadium as the matter continues to be investigated. READ THE STATEMENT BELOW Competition and Consumer Protection Commission PRESS STATEMENT 25th October 2017 CCPC BOARD IMPOSES INTERIM MEASURES AGAINST MTN ZAMBIA AND FAZ FOR ENGAGING IN ANTI COMPETITIVE AND RESTRICIVE BUSINESS PRACTISES. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission(CCPC) has in the interim directed Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and MTN Zambia (MTN) to allow City of Lusaka Football Club to use the Woodlands Stadium until investigations commenced by the Commission have been concluded. Further the Commission has allowed Woodlands Stadium to be used for other football fixtures such as cup tournaments with immediate effect. The decision to place interim measures allowing the use of the stadium was made by the Technical Committee of the Board on 20th October 2017 in Lusaka. This interim measure undertaken by the Commission is provided for under section 62 of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act no. 24 of 2010. This section allows the Commission to offer relief to a party of an ongoing investigation of an alleged anti-competitive conduct. The Commission had received allegations on 24th August 2017 that the FAZ and MTN had issued a letter to City of Lusaka F.C. that prohibited the use of Woodlands stadium for any Super League matches due to the presence of Vodafone Zambia (Vodafone) paraphernalia and branding within the stadium. It was also reported that FAZ advised City of Lusaka F.C. to find an alternative venue for their remaining home fixtures for the season as the branding by Vodafone was allegedly in violation of the sponsorship agreement between FAZ and MTN. The Commission instituted investigations and wrote to FAZ and MTN on the above allegations on 6th September 2017, and to-date has not received any response from FAZ, while MTN responded stating that they did not make the decision to stop Vodafone from branding the stadium and evicting the club from the stadium as the decision was entirely made by FAZ. Investigations thus far have revealed that City of Lusaka and other sponsors have from the 24th of August 2017 to the 4th of October 2017 incurred an estimated total loss of three million seven hundred and thirteen kwacha (K3,713,000) and are likely to lose sponsorship if the status core continues. Therefore, based on these facts, the Technical Committee of Board put in place interim measures allowing the use of the stadium with immediate effect, until such time as full investigations are completed by the Commission. The Commission will continue to get necessary information regarding this matter to enable a thorough investigation and the Media will continue to be updated on the findings and course of action. Issued by: Mrs Namukolo Kasumpa, Public Relations Officer, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. The post Arrogance Or Sheer Incompetence? FAZ Fails To Respond To CCPC Query appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Arrogance Or Sheer Incompetence? FAZ Fails To Respond To CCPC Query

The Football Association of Zambia has displayed some alarming levels of arrogance after it ignored a query from the Zambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission demanding clarity on the contract the body entered with mobile giant MTN. The ZCCPC stepped … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia has displayed some alarming levels of arrogance after it ignored a query from the Zambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission demanding clarity on the contract the body entered with mobile giant MTN. The ZCCPC stepped into a dispute after City of Lusaka was banned from using Woodlands Stadium as a result of a deal the club signed with Vodafone that FAZ dimmed in conflict with their MTN league agreement. When querying the matter, ZCCPC have denied MTN involvement in banning City of Lusaka for using the stadium for any football competition. MTN’s response suggests the decision to ban City of Lusaka was solely done by FAZ. FAZ has however failed to respond to the ZCCPC either because they are exercising arrogance of statutes or its one of the many cases of unbridled incompetence associated with the current secretariat. According to a statement released today, FAZ have not responded to correspondence from ZCCPC. The commission has since orderd that City of Lusaka be allowed to use Vodafone Stadium as the matter continues to be investigated. READ THE STATEMENT BELOW Competition and Consumer Protection Commission PRESS STATEMENT 25th October 2017 CCPC BOARD IMPOSES INTERIM MEASURES AGAINST MTN ZAMBIA AND FAZ FOR ENGAGING IN ANTI COMPETITIVE AND RESTRICIVE BUSINESS PRACTISES. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission(CCPC) has in the interim directed Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and MTN Zambia (MTN) to allow City of Lusaka Football Club to use the Woodlands Stadium until investigations commenced by the Commission have been concluded. Further the Commission has allowed Woodlands Stadium to be used for other football fixtures such as cup tournaments with immediate effect. The decision to place interim measures allowing the use of the stadium was made by the Technical Committee of the Board on 20th October 2017 in Lusaka. This interim measure undertaken by the Commission is provided for under section 62 of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act no. 24 of 2010. This section allows the Commission to offer relief to a party of an ongoing investigation of an alleged anti-competitive conduct. The Commission had received allegations on 24th August 2017 that the FAZ and MTN had issued a letter to City of Lusaka F.C. that prohibited the use of Woodlands stadium for any Super League matches due to the presence of Vodafone Zambia (Vodafone) paraphernalia and branding within the stadium. It was also reported that FAZ advised City of Lusaka F.C. to find an alternative venue for their remaining home fixtures for the season as the branding by Vodafone was allegedly in violation of the sponsorship agreement between FAZ and MTN. The Commission instituted investigations and wrote to FAZ and MTN on the above allegations on 6th September 2017, and to-date has not received any response from FAZ, while MTN responded stating that they did not make the decision to stop Vodafone from branding the stadium and evicting the club from the stadium as the decision was entirely made by FAZ. Investigations thus far have revealed that City of Lusaka and other sponsors have from the 24th of August 2017 to the 4th of October 2017 incurred an estimated total loss of three million seven hundred and thirteen kwacha (K3,713,000) and are likely to lose sponsorship if the status core continues. Therefore, based on these facts, the Technical Committee of Board put in place interim measures allowing the use of the stadium with immediate effect, until such time as full investigations are completed by the Commission. The Commission will continue to get necessary information regarding this matter to enable a thorough investigation and the Media will continue to be updated on the findings and course of action. Issued by: Mrs Namukolo Kasumpa, Public Relations Officer, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. The post Arrogance Or Sheer Incompetence? FAZ Fails To Respond To CCPC Query appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Why Check Your Credit Before Applying for a Business Loan?

[Business Day] If you have a small business that is still getting off the ground, you may find yourself in need of financial assistance from time to time. One of the ways in which you can get help when it comes to your business finances is through a bu…

[Business Day] If you have a small business that is still getting off the ground, you may find yourself in need of financial assistance from time to time. One of the ways in which you can get help when it comes to your business finances is through a business loan.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

J Initiative Calls for Govt, Industry Alliance On Mobile Phone Guidelines

[Business Day] The use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools (SHS) has engendered interesting perspectives by both proponents and opponents of the use of mobile phones in SHS.

[Business Day] The use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools (SHS) has engendered interesting perspectives by both proponents and opponents of the use of mobile phones in SHS.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Anti-Theft Fog System Hits Ghanaian Markets

[Business Day] The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Right Consult Ghana Limited, a security inclined company, has expressed worry about the use of mirrors for scanning the under carriage of cars entering into public places, describing them as outmoded.

[Business Day] The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Right Consult Ghana Limited, a security inclined company, has expressed worry about the use of mirrors for scanning the under carriage of cars entering into public places, describing them as outmoded.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Smart Tools for the Public Relations Practitioner

[Business Day] The battle to dominate the news space is on. Public Relation executives keep joggling around media houses for space and visibility. This battle can neither be won simply by direct advertisement nor publication of daily news stories. It c…

[Business Day] The battle to dominate the news space is on. Public Relation executives keep joggling around media houses for space and visibility. This battle can neither be won simply by direct advertisement nor publication of daily news stories. It can also not easily be won by how much visibility you get in the traditional media. The new trick, obviously, will go in favour of those that consciously work to engage consumers in a two-way conversation.

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Onion Imports Hit Ghc520 Million

[Business Day] Business Day has discovered that Ghana is making multi-million contributions to the cultivation of onion in neighbouring West African countries.

[Business Day] Business Day has discovered that Ghana is making multi-million contributions to the cultivation of onion in neighbouring West African countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana