Thursday 23 November 2017
(Zambia Daily mail 06/19/13)
PRESIDENT Sata has decried the western countries’ long history of exploiting Africa and its people by not giving the continent its “money’s worth” from the mineral wealth the continent possesses. The President, who described the trend as “massive plunder”, said economic development and poverty reduction has suffered as a consequence. “They (westerners) took our resources such as copper from Zambia. In South Africa they took your gold and diamonds,” President Sata said. He was speaking at State House yesterday when former South African President Thabo Mbeki paid a courtesy call on him. President Sata described as unfortunate the evidence of “visible unemployment” from Cape to Cairo because of the exploitation the African continent suffered at the hands of the West...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/19/13)
AFRICA, Europe and the United States of America are working up to the realities of illegal financial flows. Leaders in the three continents are frantically making attempts to plug the tax loopholes so that they can collect more revenue for development. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU) are very alive to this fact and last year, they formed a high level panel on illicit financial flows to try and address this very complex problem. The panel was inaugurated in February 2012 to address the debilitating problem of illegal financial outflows from Africa and elsewhere. The illegal financial out flows from Africa are estimated at US$50 billion a year. The panel chaired by former...
(Times of Zambia 06/19/13)
INVESTRUST Bank Plc has sued former President Rupiah Banda for alleged failure to settle an overdraft and interest on a mortgage of more than KR2 million. The bank has also dragged to court Allen West Zambia Limited, Mr Banda's fugitive son, Henry and Chiparamba Enterprises as respondents in the matter of enforcement on mortgages. This relates to plot numbers 1397 and 2514 in Kitwe and plot number 2397 in Lusaka. The respondents owe Investrust Bank more than KR2 million (about K2, 840, 912, 316.18) acquired by the first respondent, Allen West Zambia Limited, which the three other respondents provided as security. According to the originating notice of motion filed in the Kitwe High Court, Investrust Bank said it was the...
(Lusaka Times 06/19/13)
The speaker of the national assembly Patrick Matibini has ordered Transport Works, supply and Communications. Minister to issue a ministerial statement on the suspension of Zambia Railways Managing Director Clive Chirwa in the course of next week. This follows a point of order raised by UPND Monze Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu on why the government had retired Zambia Railways managing director Clive Chirwa when he was under investigations and why a former board member had been appointed as managing director when the former board was also under probe. Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has said that it concluded investigations into corrupt allegations involving retired Zambia Railways (ZRL) chief executive officer Clive Chirwa and the company’s disbanded board of directors...
(Voice of America 06/19/13)
WASHINGTON, DC — In June, Japan made a five-year commitment of $32 billion dollars in public and private funding to Africa. It will be used in areas prioritized as necessary for growth by the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (or TICAD). Japan’s new pledge is nearly four times larger than its last commitment to the group. The plan of action is ambitious. Japanese funds will help in a number of areas, including trade, infrastructure, private sector development, health and education, good governance and food production. Boosting agricultural production. TICAD wants African agriculture to grow by five percent a year and double the output of one crop that’s also a main food source and cultural symbol for Japan: rice...
(Zambian Watchdog 06/19/13)
Youths on the Copperbelt have asked president Micheal Sata to get advise from UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema on how to run the economy of the country. The youths led by Nicholas Mwansa who is also UPND Kitwe district vice chairman said today(Wednesday) that Hakainde Hichilema is well vested with knowledge on how to run the economy of the country. The youths said president should not be stubborn but be willing to listening to those who have views different from him. “We are feeling the pain of voting for the PF, image ever since the PF come into power , we have not seen any good thing they have done all what we are saying are by-elections created by the PF...
(Times of Zambia 06/19/13)
ZAMBIA’S dream of a historic World Cup final appearance, faces a tough test today when the Chipolopolo host Sudan in a grudge Group D Brazil 2014 qualifier at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. This penultimate fixture is expected to be a hot contest after the two sides’ controversial first leg clash in June last year in Khartoum which Sudan won 2-0. FIFA, however, docked the Falcons of Jediane three points for having used a suspended player, Saif Ali in that match, and instead awarded the Chipolopolo a 3-0 scoreline. Heading into this return match, Sudan will be hoping to settle scores with Zambia, who crashed them 3-0 en-route to their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations triumph and prove that...
(Lusaka Times 06/18/13)
THE Lusaka magistrate court yesterday expressed disappointment at the conduct of Anti corruption commission (ACC) officers’ failure to appear before when the matter in which former president Rupiah Banda is charged with concealing gratification of motor vehicles came up. The former head of State is charged with concealing gratification of motor vehicles valued at over KR470, 000 in the matter. Meanwhile Banda yesterday again failed to take plea in the same matter because the prosecution was still waiting for instructions from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). State prosecutors through ACC officers were not present yesterday when the matter was called up prompting the court to stand down the matter for 15 minutes.But when the matter was later recalled by one...
(Lusaka Times 06/18/13)
Mines, Energy and Water Development Permanent Secretary (PS) Charity Mwansa says the shortage of paraffin in most parts of the country is due to interruptions in production at the Indeni Oil Refinery in Ndola on the Copperbelt province. Ms. Mwansa says that there has been no production of the commodity popularly known as paraffin at the plant from 27th May to June 8, 2013. ZANIS reports that the PS confirmed the development in a press statement released in Lusaka , today. She has explained that during this period, Zambia has been relying on stocks that were already available in the tanks at the Ndola Fuel Terminal as well as storage depots of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). “I wish to confirm...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/18/13)
PALESTINE is indebted to President Sata and Zambia for the warm relations between the two countries, that country’s deputy Prime Minister Ziyad Abu Amro has said. Dr Amro said this yesterday in Ramallah, Palestine, when he met Patriotic Front secretary-general Wynter Kabimba. This is according to a statement released by Patriotic Front director for media and publicity Chanda Mfula. Mr Mfula said Dr Amro said he hopes Mr Kabimba’s visit to Palestine will rejuvenate the 36 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. And Mr Kabimba said Zambia has maintained unbroken diplomatic relations with Palestine since 1977 when the Palestine Liberation Organisation opened its embassy in Lusaka. Mr Kabimba said Zambia is proud to have voted with the rest...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/18/13)
IS FINANCIAL inclusion for low income rural Zambians high on the agenda? The answer would be a definitive no, if you have not heard about ‘Banking on Change.’ Samuel Tembo, at the helm of the Economic Empowerment Programme at Plan Zambia, insists that tangible things are underway to ensure that some unbanked rural Zambians are reached with services enjoyed by urbanites. “We were concerned at the financial barriers that prevent the poor from accessing financial services and proving that no one is too poor to save. ‘Banking on Change’ has brought financial inclusion to an otherwise neglected sector.” Since time immemorial, exclusion of low income folks have persisted with mostly ‘linked’ people having easy access to finances. Half the world’s...
(Lusaka Times 06/18/13)
GOVERNMENT has described as unfortunate and untrue insinuations that it was abbeting violence and should be held accountable for the Chongwe shooting incident. Mr Sakeni said contrary to the accusations, Government had a duty to ensure the safety and security of all its citizens regardless of their political affiliation and that at no time would it abdicate the solemn responsibility it has sworn to uphold. Reacting to insinuations in some sections of the media, Chief Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni said all cases of violence were being dealt with by law enforcement agencies in accordance with the provisions of the law. “It is therefore immoral for some sections of the opposition to seek political mileage from the Kampasa shooting incident by...
(News Day 06/18/13)
Despite indications that the demand for maize will double by 2050, the country’s farmers have gradually abandoned growing the staple crop to concentrate on cash crops like tobacco, leaving the country vulnerable to serious food shortages. Over the years, Zimbabwe’s fortunes have shifted from being the proud breadbasket of Southern Africa, to becoming a basket case as the country now relies on food aid and maize imports from its erstwhile beneficiaries like Malawi and Zambia. According to recent research, this year alone, an estimated 1,6 million people are said to be in urgent need of food aid following a poor rainy season. Effects of the erratic rainfall patterns experienced during the 2012/2013 farming season have plunged peasant farmers in Hwange...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/17/13)
FINANCE Minister Alexander Chikwanda is expected to be among several African counterparts at the third Africa debt capital markets summit in London, United Kingdom, this month end. The meeting will be a platform to attract debt capital issuers. According to a statement availed to Daily Mail in Lusaka on Friday by the African banker conferences, the meeting is scheduled to take place on June 27, 2013. The statement says Mr Chikwanda is expected to make a presentation on Bond issuances and Africa’s economic outlook: Zambia as a case study. Other countries such as Ghana and Rwanda will also make similar presentations. It says the first and second editions of the event focused on understanding the framework of Africa debt capital...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/17/13)
ELECTORAL Commission of Zambia (ECZ) public relations manager Cris Akufuna has sued a workmate, claiming KR46, 000 for failing to deliver a vehicle he bought from him. According to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court, Mr Akufuna sued Joseph Mbewe, who is a registry clerk at the ECZ, after the latter refused to refund him. He stated that sometime in April 2008, Mbewe approached Mr Akufuna and told him that he was in the business of selling motor vehicles from Japan. Mr Akufuna stated that Mbewe even showed him pictures of the vehicles he was selling. He stated that he got interested in a small light truck which Mbewe said was going at KR56, 000 and...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/17/13)
ZAMBIA will this week be hosting an important international conference that will yet again cast the spotlight on Africa’s number one copper producer. On Wednesday and Thursday (June 19-20, 2013) over 300 delegates from 30 countries are expected to attend the 3rd Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference (ZIMEC) at the posh Government Complex in Lusaka. It comes less than two months before the country co-hosts the prestigious World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly with Zimbabwe slated for August 24-27, 2013. The influential London-based international business event organiser AMETrade is behind the mega mining and energy indaba. This is the third time ZIMEC is taking place. Such privileges should be used to sell the country to the outside world, both...
(The Post Online 06/17/13)
ZAMBIA has been home for about five decades now to children, women and men who have been forced to flee their homes - in neighbouring countries and beyond - under the threat of conflict and violence, as well as persecution. The government, working with UNHCR, has sought durable solutions for these refugees, ranging from voluntary repatriation, local integration and resettlement to third countries. While repatriation and resettlement have been on-going for years now, it is only seven months ago that the government embarked on the local integration programme by granting the first Angolan family with immigration residence permits. The local integration programme commenced after the cessation of refugee status of Angolans on June 30, 2012, following a successful voluntary repatriation...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/17/13)
CHILDREN have hailed Government’s free education policy which is benefiting many of them, including the vulnerable. The children’s representative Oparh Banda said the construction of schools across the country has helped less privileged children living in far-flung areas to have access to an education. Miss Banda, a grade nine pupil at Chilanga Primary School, was speaking in Chilanga yesterday during the commemoration of the Day of the African Child, which falls on June 16. The celebration was spiced with performances by the majorettes, sketches and dances by children from various schools. The day is commemorated annually in remembrance of hundreds of children who were massacred in 1976 by the South African apartheid regime while pressing for their right to equal...
(Times of Zambia 06/17/13)
THE Government and the World Bank have signed a finance agreement of US$36 million (KR194.4 million) for climate change resilience in the Barotse Sub-Basin project in Mongu District of Western Province. The six-year project is segmented as $31 million grant and $5 million credit is from the Strategic Climate Fund-Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). It will be channelled through the World Bank aims to strength national institutional framework for climate resilience, and improve the adaptation capacity of poor and vulnerable communities in the Barotse flood plain. During the signing ceremony in Mongu yesterday, Country Director Kundhavi Kadiresan, who signed on behalf on the World Bank, said the project would focus on one of the poorest and most vulnerable areas...
(Zambia Reports 06/17/13)
Alliance for a Better Zambia (ABZ) president Father Frank Bwalya was shocked at the weaving Patriotic Front corruption that he decided to resign from ZESCO as board chairperson. Insiders have revealed that ZESCO senior managers and board members were angered after President Sata's connection instructed them to sign a US $280 million contract for the construction of power lines without following tender procedures. The contract was awarded to China Jiangxi who were also offered another contract worth US $350 million without a fair and competitive tender procedure for road projects in Chipata, Lundazi and Kitwe. China Jiangxi has also signed a contract with the Road Development Commission (RDA) worth US $50 million for construction of offices and houses in Muchinga...

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