UPND wants to cripple us with petitions – LubindaPF vice-president Given Lubinda says UPND’s strategy to petition over 440 council election results was aimed at financially crippling the PF so that “all the little money” they have goes to legal fees. And Lubinda has questioned the legality of government’s decision to obtain a loan from the World Bank to build schools in the absence of an Attorney General. Addressing the media, Thursday, Lubinda claimed that UPND was not represented by lawyers in many council petitions. He also described the claims that PF owed K37 million in legal fees as a gross overstatement. “We entered into agreements with all.......
Zambians deserve to know the declared assets for HH, his ministersWHEN we hear the Electoral Commission of Zambia insist that they are not obliged to disclose the assets declared by candidates in the August 12 general elections, we wonder in whose interest they are acting. In previous elections, citizens didn’t need to beg the Commission to get this information. What is so special about this year? If they say there is no law that compels them to disclose this information, can they then point at the law which prevents them from doing so? If this is supposed to be done at their discretion, why are they not exercising that discretion?.......
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Biomedical Union opposes proposal for mandatory vaccinationBIOMEDICAL Union of Zambia president Daniel Mwimbe says there is no need for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, arguing that people just need to be encouraged rather than forced. Pharmaceutical expert Jerome Kanyika recently called on government to put in place policies which will ensure mandatory vaccination for all front line workers if the country was to meet the set targets. But in an interview, Mwimbe said people should not be forced to get vaccinated. He said government should instead sensitise citizens…….
UNPACKING PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA’S SPEECH DURING THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT: LIVESTOCK SECTOR – PART 1Politicians tend to give very good speeches with brilliant policy pronouncements. However, very little is done to actualise the policy pronouncements in their speeches, with nothing to show at the end of their five-year term of office. This could be due to a lack of strategies to implement these policy pronouncements successfully. We write to unpack President Hakainde Hichilema’s speech during the opening of parliament and explain how we think the UPND government can successfully implement the policy pronouncements made....