Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Kenyatta vows to ‘fix’ court as win quashed

Mr Kenyatta called on Kenyans to pull the country together

The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has said his country has “a problem” with its judiciary after the Supreme Court cancelled his victory in last month’s presidential election. Speaking on live television, he vowed to “fix” the court if re-elected. It comes a day after the Supreme Court cited irregularities in the vote and ordered a new one within 60 ...

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Youths urged to conversant with provisions of the law

The Centre for Young Leaders in Africa has observed that youths should be conversant with provisions of the law that would help enhance their participation in governance. Speaking during a capacity building workshop for youths from various political parties held in Lusaka C-Y-L-A Deputy Executive Director Daniel Sichilongo said youths should endeavor to understand legislation that either hinders their participation ...

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ZED condemns PF’s demands

Wesley Miyanda

The opposition Zambians for Empowerment and Development (zed) has described the move taken by some patriotic front members to push for the removal of Finance Minister Felix Mutati as unfortunate, retrogressive and divisive. Party Spokesperson Wesley Miyanda says this move should not be supported by all peace loving Zambians. According to Mr. Miyanda when President Edgar Lungu appointed Mr. Mutati; ...

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Chola opposes re-introduction of corporal punishment

Bellion Chola

Advocacy Against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence Executive Director; Bellion Chola has charged that the re-introduction of corporal punishment in schools will make the girl child vulnerable to cases of sexual abuse and defilement. Mr. Chola has charged that teachers will want to be taking advantage of girls in schools sexually in the name of corporal punishment. Mr. Chola ...

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CSPR calls for the inclusion of social accountability in the bill of rights

Patrick Nshindano

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has called for the inclusion of social accountability in the bill of rights to enhance citizens’ capacity to demand for social services. CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano says currently there is no legal backing that helps citizens to hold government accountable over the provision of social services. He notes that currently, social accountability ...

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A constituent assembly the best way to amend the current constitution- CISCA

Bishop John Mambo

Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CISCA) has maintained that the best way to amend the current republican constitution is through a constituent assembly. CISCA Chairperson Bishop John Mambo says the through a constituent assembly, the government will be able capture wider submissions from Zambians as opposed to the parliamentary route the ministry of justice has taken. Bishop mambo has told QTV ...

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YALI writes to cabinet

Andrew Ntewewe - YALI President

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has written to cabinet, through the minister of justice, proposing that any electoral and political party reforms must be done subsequent to the removal of ambiguities and thorough amendments to the constitution of Zambia. YALI President, Andrew Nthewewe, who has requested cabinet and government to consider re-opening public commenting on amendments to the constitution, ...

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Kenya’s Supreme Court’s decision cheers stakeholders in Zambia

MacDonald Chipenzi

Some stakeholders in Zambia has praised Kenya’s Supreme Court’s decision to nullify the results of last month’s contentious presidential election citing irregularities and ordered a new vote within 60 days. The Supreme Court in Kenya has annulled the presidential elections won by Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered fresh ones to be held in 60 days. Zambia’s electoral expert MacDonald Chipenzi says ...

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WECSZ calls for ban on the use of plastic bags in Zambia


Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ) President Joseph Chikolwa has called for the ban of the manufacturing and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging in Zambia. Mr. Chikolwa says the ban of plastic bags in Zambia will help the country avoid further health and environmental effects. He says there is need to review ...

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