Chingola Council Pays Off Retirees

The Chingola Municipal Council will next week start disbursments of K 4 Million from the K5 Million outstanding balance the institution owes its retirees. Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo has said out of the 93 retirees meant to be settled, 80 … Continued

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The Chingola Municipal Council will next week start disbursments of K 4 Million from the K5 Million outstanding balance the institution owes its retirees. Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo has said out of the 93 retirees meant to be settled, 80 will be cleared by next week including the deceased benefit balances. Tembo disclosed the development during a meeting with the retirees in the Council Chamber in the presence of Town Clerk Kabombo Mutakela, Council Chief Officers and Bankers from Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO). Tembo said it has not been easy for the Council to have resources available and was happy with the patience from the retirees and gave the council management and Councillors ample time to put heads together. “Let’s listen and learn one or two things from the money experts from the Bank who know very well on how retirement money should be used and these are here to educate us,†he said. Tembo added that beneficiaries needed to be mindful that the money is not just for them as individuals but for families and other relatives who may need assistance. He it has been a well-known norm in society that retirees misuse their retirement packages and that is the more reason the Chingola Council took the initiative of addressing them and involve one of the big Banks in the country to educate them. And Town Clerk Kayombo Mutakela said the Council is fully aware that the payment of the retirement packages has been overdue and management has been working tirelessly in ensuring that the problem is addressed once and for all. He emphasized that only those who retired in 2013 will remain with balances and further added that the Council needs to find ways again of settling the arrears. The post Chingola Council Pays Off Retirees appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Heavy Rain Leaves 34 Solwezi Families Homeless

About 34 families in Solwezi’s Kamalamba area have been left homeless after a heavy downpour destroyed their homes. Over 34 houses collapsed while others had roofs blown off leaving several families without shelter following heavy rains experienced in the area. … Continued

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About 34 families in Solwezi’s Kamalamba area have been left homeless after a heavy downpour destroyed their homes. Over 34 houses collapsed while others had roofs blown off leaving several families without shelter following heavy rains experienced in the area. Disaster management and mitigation unit DMMU Regional Coordinator Peter Kabaso who confirmed the development described the incident as a disaster. Kabaso appealed to cooperating partners to help the affected families. Meanwhile, Solwezi District Commissioner Rosemary Kamalonga led other government officials in giving out iron sheets and food staffs to the 34 families affected. She said the initiative to donate the items was aimed at lessening the burden on the affected families and expressed the efforts made will reduce the challenges. Kamalonga said assistance is only an immediate measure as government looks at other long term solutions of addressing the calamity. The post Heavy Rain Leaves 34 Solwezi Families Homeless appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe City Council Drafts K170 Million Budget For 2018

The Kitwe City Council has proposed to spend about K 177,835 million in the 2018 financial year. Presenting the 2018 financial year budget in the Council Chamber, Finance, Valuations and Commercial Undertakings Committee Chairperson Collins Chansa said the Local Authority … Continued

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The Kitwe City Council has proposed to spend about K 177,835 million in the 2018 financial year. Presenting the 2018 financial year budget in the Council Chamber, Finance, Valuations and Commercial Undertakings Committee Chairperson Collins Chansa said the Local Authority will finance 34% of the budget from local resources generated through rates and charges while national support and other charges will finance the difference. He said the Council has apportioned about K99,259 million to service provisions in communities but will also depend on the willingness of residents in paying their dues. Chansa said the total amount is inclusive of constituency development fund and ward development fund aimed at developing communities to help uplift the living standards of the people. He further disclosed that the presented budget has seen a 13% increase from last year due to the efficiency in revenue collection recorded in the last one year. “The total expenditure for the year 2018 amounts to K177,835 million, this amount includes a sum of K 1.5 million for the design of junction improvements as well as K 2.45 million for road maintenance, K 4 million for the creation of a dumps site, K 4.88 million for building maintenance, K 2.3 million for bus station maintenance while K 3.44 million will be spent on street and traffic lights,” he said. Chansa added that the Council recorded an efficiency level of revenue collection of about 58% which was still lower than the targeted 75% by the Ministry of local government. And speaking later, Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe said the Council will endeavour to improve revenue collection to at least 80% to meet set targets. The post Kitwe City Council Drafts K170 Million Budget For 2018 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Christo Wiese Resigns from Steinhoff Supervisory Boad

[Steinhoff International] Stellenbosch -Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. (the “Company”) – The Company is providing the following update further to its announcement dated 8 December 2018.

[Steinhoff International] Stellenbosch -Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. (the "Company") - The Company is providing the following update further to its announcement dated 8 December 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Alleged Arms Dealer Joins List of International Fugitives

[News24Wire] A Dutch arms dealer, who stayed in a R90m home in an upmarket Cape Town suburb, has been added to the list of international criminals – mostly fugitives of justice – who have made South Africa their home.

[News24Wire] A Dutch arms dealer, who stayed in a R90m home in an upmarket Cape Town suburb, has been added to the list of international criminals - mostly fugitives of justice - who have made South Africa their home.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

RPF Has Even Bigger Tasks Ahead – Political Experts

[New Times] The celebration this week of Rwanda Patriotic Front’s 30th anniversary is all the more important because of the party’s ideology that puts country above all else, political analysts have said.

[New Times] The celebration this week of Rwanda Patriotic Front's 30th anniversary is all the more important because of the party's ideology that puts country above all else, political analysts have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Rally Des Mille Collines to Attract Ten Drivers

[New Times] Ten rally crews from Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda will compete in the 34th edition of the Rally des Mille Collines that will take place on Saturday in Nyamata, Bugesera district.

[New Times] Ten rally crews from Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda will compete in the 34th edition of the Rally des Mille Collines that will take place on Saturday in Nyamata, Bugesera district.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Police Boss Rejects Report on Sex Crimes During Polls

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Inspector General (IG) of Police Joseph Boinnet has rejected a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on rape by police officers over the 2017 poll period.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Inspector General (IG) of Police Joseph Boinnet has rejected a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on rape by police officers over the 2017 poll period.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya