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Zambia risks importing skills if Universities like CBU are kept closed, Andyford Mayele Banda says

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PEOPLE’s Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Mayele Banda has advised the government to immediately open Copperbelt University (CBU) and prioritize the education sector as the country risks importing skills from abroad in the future if the government fails to invest in the Zambian people.

He observed that the PF government seemed to be so relaxed and lacked understanding of the need to invest in local skills for future purposes. Mr. Banda observed that world over developed countries have invested massively in the education sector in order to have local skills readily available.

“In the future we shall ask other countries to send engineers, doctors, teachers, nurses, accountants, if we continue with this lax attitude towards the education sector. The PF government seem not bothered and lacked understanding of the need to invest in the education sector. When Ghana discovered oil, the President Nana Akufo-Addo made commitment to invest all oil revenues in the education sector. But here in Zambia we want to play ping pong with students who clearly have a right to demonstrate and air out their grievances” said Mr. Banda.

The PAC President also said the continued delay to pay salaries to lectures in public universities was a clear indication of the PF government’s lack of commitment to ensure our own get quality education. He said that the PF government shouldn’t think that they are doing the students and lectures a favor by ensuring that universities run smoothly but it is a mandate of any government.

He said PAC will invest adequately and prioritize the education sector.

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Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba is in the USA and was received by Arizona State Senator 

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ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba is in Phoenix, Arizona in the USA.

He is among Ambassadors drawn from the United Nations in New York and Geneva, as delegates to a high-level policy Conference on family matters.

Mr. Mwamba was received by the President Pro Tempore and State Senator of Arizona State, His Excellency Eddie Farnsworth, his spouse Jane.

The high level Conference is organized by Family Watch International.

This is according to press statement issued by
Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary (Press and Tourism) at Zambia Embassy in Addis Ababa,
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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Kakoma Kanganja warns people against arming themselves ahead of the forthcoming by-elections

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INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned people against arming themselves with guns and other offensive weapons ahead of the forthcoming by-elections.

In a statement, Kanganja said the police Will also conduct random searches on persons and vehicles for offensive weapons during the Chilubi parliamentary by-elections campaigns as well as other ward by elections in Nachikungu, Kakwacha, and Kaande wards in Southern and Western Provinces.

He said the Zambia Police Service is ready to police the elections and has done all the necessary preparations to ensure that peaceful elections.

“As Zambia Police service, we shall be firm on the ground and shall not tolerate any disorderly conduct before, during and after the elections. My appeal therefore is for all leaders of all political parties taking part in the elections to advise their supporters to conduct their political activities in a peaceful manner,” Kanganja said.

He said enough police officers will be deployed to provide security and ensure that law and order prevails.

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Africa must be given two seats and power of veto in the UN Security Council

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MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji has called on Africa to ensure that the demand for two permanent seats, with power of veto, was given to Africa in the United Nations Security Council during the on-going UN reforms.

Speaking on behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji in Senegal during a Ministerial Meeting of the Committee of Ten, Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said it was imperative the UN security council as the pioneer of governance systems, reflected the needs and interests of both developing and developed countries in an rational and non-selective manner.

Ambassador Mwamba said Zambia supported the AU position on the need for Africa to have representation on the UN Security Council and further called on the C10 to continue to hold consultations with Member states and interest groups in an effort to achieve a comprehensive reform of the Council.

The Ministerial meeting of the Committee of ten which has since came to an end reiterated the importance for African countries to stay united on the reform of the United Nations Security Council, and speak with one voice to support the African union position, which calls for the allocation of two seats in the permanent category with its prerogative and privileges including the right to Veto, and two additional seats in the non-permanent category on the Security council.

The meeting further recommended that African countries must include the Common African position on the reform of the UN Security Council in their respective Foreign Policy priorities.

Zambia is amongst other African Countries under the African Union Committee of 10 {C-10} that have reaffirmed their cooperation and commitment towards the reform of the United Nations Security Council.

The C10 is a committee set up by the AU with mandate to canvass the African position on the United Nations Security council-UNSC- reform with a demand for Africa to be given two permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council and three other non permanent seats.

This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press& Tourism at Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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