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President Edgar Lungu to Visit Japan

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is in December, 2018 expected to undertake a three days State Visit to Japan.

Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Malanji announced that President Lungu’s visit follows an invitation from Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

Mr. Malanji disclosed this in Tokyo, Japan today after a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, Taro Kono on the on the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial meeting.

And Mr. Malanji said government will continue engaging Japanese government and investors in order to acceralate the country’s development agenda.

He said government is equally using multilateral processes such as TICAD to realize foreign direct investment and other benefits for national development.

Mr. Malanji said Japan through the TICAD process has continued to offer African countries including Zambia developmental assistance and technical expertise in various sectors.

He said that is why Zambia considers Japan among the critical partners to the country’s national development.

The Minister said Zambia looks upto Japan for high technical expertise to develop especially the mining sector in order to maximize the benefits.

Mr. Malanji said government has also thus far ensured that it puts in place legal frameworks, necessary infrastructure and creates a conducive environment to lure more investment in the country.

The Minister is leading a delegation in Tokyo to attend TICAD Ministerial meeting which precedes the TICAD seven summit slated for 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.

TICAD Summit is a conference held every three years with the objective “to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners.”

This is according to a press statement issued by Yotamu Mugara, First Secretary- Press at

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

 

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Chishimba Kambwili granted K100,000 cash bail

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OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) party leader Chishimba Kambwili has been granted K100,000 cash bail.

Reports a Mwebantu Court Reporter.

Lusaka principal resident magistrate David Simusamba ordered that Kambwili should provide two working sureties from reputable organisations who are also ordered to pay K100,000 each.

Kambwili was convicted and jailed to a year in prison on October 14, 2020 and has been incarcerated at Kamwala Remand Prison.
He was convicted for forgery and uttering a false document in relation to the registration of Mwamona Engineering and Technical Services at the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA).

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UPND Sesheke MP, Romeo Kang’ombe, granted a K200,000 bail

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SESHEKE UPND Member of Parliament Romeo Kang’ombe has been granted bail on his own recognizance with two working surities in the like sum of K200,000.
This is in a matter where Kang’ombe has been charged with two counts of abduction and two accounts of Assault on a police officer.
When a matter came up before Hon. Chilingala, Kang’ombe pleaded not guity to all the counts.
“Matter has been  adjourned to 11/11/2020 for mention and 25/11/2020 for commencement of trial. Bail has been granted on his own recognizance with Two(2) working surities of Chinsali in the like sum of K 200,000,” Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale said in a statement.
Kang’ombe was represented by Muleza Law firm with Conilius Mwetwa MP as his  lawyer.

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Resign by 30.11.2020, if you want to participate in the 2021 general elections, civil servants told

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SECRETARY to the Cabinet Dr Simon Miti has advised all Public Officers including those in Foreign Missions, Grant Aided institutions, and State Owned Enterprises who have ambitions to participate in the 2021 general elections to resign before 30th November 2020.
In a circular dated 20th October 2020, Secretary to Cabinet, Dr Simon Miti said failure to adhere to the directive will attract certain action.
He said actively participating in partisan politics while serving as a public officer is not only against the Public Service Code of Ethics but also affects performance.
“in this regard, all Public Officers, Including those serving in Foreign Missions, Quasi-Government, Grant Aided Institutions, and State Owned Enterprises, who have ambitions and intentions to participate in future elections and in particular the 2021 General Elections, must indicate in writing and state their informed decision to resign from the public office not later than 30th November 2020. This is intended to protect the integrity and impartiality of the public service as it implements Government programme before, during and after the elections. Failure to adhere to this directive, appropriate actions shall be taken,” said Dr Miti.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

27 Oct 2020, 6:20 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

16,243 Total Cases
348 Deaths
15,481 Recovered

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