Chlorine Price Hikes Worries Consumer Body

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has observed with concern the sudden increase in the prices of disinfectants in particular chlorine in the wake of the cholera outbreak. Public relations officer Namukolo Kasumba said the increase in the price … Continued

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has observed with concern the sudden increase in the prices of disinfectants in particular chlorine in the wake of the cholera outbreak. Public relations officer Namukolo Kasumba said the increase in the price of chlorine reported to have increased by between 800% and 1000% from the observed K3-K5 per bottle to over K25-K30 is not only a source of concern but defeats the efforts by the government in the fight against Cholera. “The Commission has thus taken keen interest in this matter and has launched investigations. All traders that will be found to have increased the prices of this “now basic†item without justifiable corresponding increase in the sourcing costs will be taken to task,†she states. Kasumba says the commission has repeatedly warned businesses to desist from engaging themselves in conduct that is unfair and anti-competitive. “The applicable fines if found wanting are up to 10% of an enterprises annual turnover. Therefore the Commission will not seat idle and watch consumers being exploited in the wake of the cholera outbreak,†she added More 60 people have died since cholera was first reported in Lusaka last October with close to 3, 000 people treated countrywide for symptoms related to the waterborne disease. The post Chlorine Price Hikes Worries Consumer Body appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Fake Doctor, 19, Arrested In Kitwe

A 19 year old of foreign origin has been arrested for masquerading as medical Doctor at Kitwe Teaching Hospital. Police sources and Kitwe teaching Hospital Spokesperson Phoebe Chileya have confirmed the development. The suspect is believed to have been undertaking … Continued

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A 19 year old of foreign origin has been arrested for masquerading as medical Doctor at Kitwe Teaching Hospital. Police sources and Kitwe teaching Hospital Spokesperson Phoebe Chileya have confirmed the development. The suspect is believed to have been undertaking illegal deals yet to be established at the teaching hospital before meeting his fate. He has been spotted patronising the hospital before police moved in to arrest him after a tipoff from the hospital management. Police sources disclosed that the suspect has been using a fake National indentify card with names Doubem Sabby from the University Teaching Hospital, Ndola Department of Neurosurgeon. “We are very shocked that a boy of 19 years can involve himself in such activities, he has told us that he is Darlington Doubem but those are not the names appearing on his Identity Card. Yes we have him in our custody and we have instituted investigations, get full details from madam Katanga†a police source said. However, Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga was still waiting for the report. Kitwe Teaching Hospital Spokesperson Phoebe Chileya confirmed that a man had been arrested at the Health Institution of masquerading as medical doctor. The post Fake Doctor, 19, Arrested In Kitwe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Suspends Copperbelt Youth Leader

The Patriotic Front on the Copperbelt has suspended Provincial Youth vice chairperson Sternly Chandindi for allegedly uttering derogatory statements in the media. According to a charge later signed by PF Copperbelt Province chairman Stephen Kainga, Chandindi has been given a … Continued

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The Patriotic Front on the Copperbelt has suspended Provincial Youth vice chairperson Sternly Chandindi for allegedly uttering derogatory statements in the media. According to a charge later signed by PF Copperbelt Province chairman Stephen Kainga, Chandindi has been given a week to exculpate himself. The Party in the province has also asked Chandindi to stop carrying out any activities until his exculpatory is heard by the disciplinary committee. He becomes a second official to be suspended following the suspension of Provincial Youth Secretary Christopher Kalenge. But Copperbelt Province PF Secretary Mike Manda has maintained that the party is not victimising anyone with different views. He said the party has embarked on ensuring sanity on how politics are conducted in the party so as to avoid issuing conflicting statements in the media. “It is not true that we are victimising our people with different views, first of all in our party we exercise democracy and respect other people’s opinions regardless of who they are, this party was voted into office after looking at how well we offered checks and balances to MMD so why are we going to turn against our own?†Manda asked. He said, “allowing everyone to speak doesn’t mean people should start putting the name of the party in disrepute. That we will not tolerate, discipline is very important in any organisation that is why you are seeing us write to those erring so that they are advised on what is expected of them, but not meant to tarnish the name of the party.†The post PF Suspends Copperbelt Youth Leader appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Has Tutwa Lost His Way?

Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube could have very easily have been the man of the week given the numerous headlines he hit on the political scene. Ngulube had for a moment emerged as a crusader of conscience in … Continued

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Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube could have very easily have been the man of the week given the numerous headlines he hit on the political scene. Ngulube had for a moment emerged as a crusader of conscience in the Patriotic Front fold and seemed just about anything that was wrong about the Patriotic Front. He spoke vocally about the right of members to hold different opinions within the party. He pointed out how the party had allegedly been invaded by the MMD flock. Ngulube, who has not hidden his desire to be appointed as a minister went about town scandalizing the appointment of Kwacha Member of Parliament Joe Malanji as foreign affairs minister. The youthful Kabwe lawmaker wondered when Malanji had shed off his MMD blue for the PF green notwithstanding Malanji is a ruling party lawmaker. Ngulube rumbled on about how President Edgar Lungu was ungrateful for the role the Kabwe lawmaker played as returning officer at the Patriotic Front convention to declare him winner. To crown it all Ngulube shed off all the civility his legal mind demands of him to dress down the not so respectable PF cadre Max Chongu whom he threatened to sort out. With that all the anti-ruling party forces embraced him as their new found darling. But then Ngulube thought better of everything that he had said and decided to make peace with the Patriotic Front. The question then is what the public should make of his new found peace with the PF top brass. Has he finally seen the folly of his outbursts or maybe it is just something done out of political convenience? What happened to the free speaking Tutwa that the Zambian media was almost getting used to? How long will this peace last? Ngulube was at it last year when he was dropped as party legal counsel but toned down after another of his peace moments overcame him. So should the public still take Ngulube seriously? After all another of the youthful breed in Miles Sampa has already tortured the public through his merry go round political swings. The post OPINION: Has Tutwa Lost His Way? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sisi Calls On International Investment Funds to Contribute to Egypt’s Development Efforts

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has said he was looking forward to the contribution of regional and international funds in pushing forward economic development efforts in Egypt.

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has said he was looking forward to the contribution of regional and international funds in pushing forward economic development efforts in Egypt.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Sisi – We Support OIC in Facing Challenges

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday 16/1/2018 underlined Egypt’s keenness on supporting the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and enhancing its role in the face of current challenges to the Islamic world, said Presidential …

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday 16/1/2018 underlined Egypt's keenness on supporting the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and enhancing its role in the face of current challenges to the Islamic world, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi.

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Pope Tawadros Meets OIC Chief in Cairo

[Egypt Online] Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark received on Tuesday 16 /1/2018 Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Ahmad al-Othaimeen at the St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya.

[Egypt Online] Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark received on Tuesday 16 /1/2018 Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Ahmad al-Othaimeen at the St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya.

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412,000 Recommendation Forms Issued So Far for Presidential Elections

[Egypt Online] The National Elections Authority announced on Tuesday 16/1/2018 that the public notary offices have so far issued 412,000 recommendation forms for citizens to officially support the presidential candidate they favor.

[Egypt Online] The National Elections Authority announced on Tuesday 16/1/2018 that the public notary offices have so far issued 412,000 recommendation forms for citizens to officially support the presidential candidate they favor.

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Mahlab Begins African Tour Carrying Messages From Sisi to Presidents of Equatorial Guinea, Liberia

[Egypt Online] Presidential Assistant for National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mahlab left here on Wednesday 17/1/2018 starting an African tour during which he will deliver messages from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the presidents of Equatorial…

[Egypt Online] Presidential Assistant for National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mahlab left here on Wednesday 17/1/2018 starting an African tour during which he will deliver messages from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the presidents of Equatorial Guinea and Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea