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Create conducive conditions for Africa’s development, Hon. Malanji urges member states

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ZAMBIA’S Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji has called on the Africa Union member states to create conducive environment to support national development.

Speaking at the 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union, Hon Malanji, supported the creation of the African Union Peace Fund to ensure that peace support operations in conflict areas were capacitated and did not rely on foreign support.

He also called on the strengthening of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as it helped build national democratic institutions which guaranteed that differences, disputes, and conflicts were resolved in a peaceful way.

He said this reduced the escalation of civil disputes into armed conflicts and wars.

He said that member states should monitor the AU Master Road Map established to silence the guns by 2020.

He said Zambia had taken several measures including an amnesty given to members of the public holding illegal firearms.

He said Zambia had established mechanisms to curb illegal import, export, stock-piling, and use of fire arms and explosives.

He also said Zambia had set up the National Anti-Terrorism Centre which is mandated to coordinate the detection and response to threats and acts of terrorism.

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

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Zambia Security Intelligence Services (ZSIS) Director General dies

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THE Zambia Security Intelligence Services (ZSIS) Director General Mr. Samuel Nkhoma has died.

Mr. Nkhoma died at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Friday morning.

(Details later.)

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HH has no moral right to claim that he will fix the economy which he helped in destroying it, Bowman Lusambo says

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LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has no moral right to claim that he will fix the economy which he helped in destroying it.

Lusambo in a statement said it is disturbing that in his desperate attempt to enter State House, Hichilema has developed a high pomposity to lie about everything.

Lusambo said in morally upright societies, Hichilema would never have been given a chance to vie for public office because he has no moral and ethical standing to seek to serve the Zambian people.

He said Hichilema is complicit to the misery and poverty that have befallen millions of Zambian families because he participated in the privatization of key state assets.

And Lusambo alleged that the only thing that pushes Hichilema to continue to attempt to occupy State House is that he wants to finish looting of state resources.

“With all his riches, Mr Hichilema has to date failed to give an account of how he made his money. Each time he is asked a question about his source of wealth, his answer has always been education. Now we ask, how many other graduates in Zambia have made the same kind of money as Mr Hichilema? What is so special about him that he can amass so much money in so little time all because of his education?” Lusambo said.

” As long as he fails to account for his money, we will continue to tell the Zambian people that the man has long fingers and he should not be anywhere close to the public purse.”

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Court hears that Dr Chilufya has earnings in excess of K 22 million

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TRIAL in the case in which Health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya is charged with four counts of possession of properties reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime has finally commenced with an investigations officer at the Anti-Corruption Commission testifying that the minister’s earnings were in excess of K22 million.

Chipampe Chipili Manda, 34, an investigations officer at ACC told Lusaka chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale that Dr Chilufya who is charged with possession of different properties had in excess of K22 million as earnings from November 2013 to February 2020.

He said this was according to information obtained from National Assembly, Payroll Management and Establishment Control (PMEC) and Henry Courtyard Limited.

Manda said a team was instituted to investigate Dr Chilufya after a report bordering on allegations that he possessed properties in Zambia and Dubai which were reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime was lodged by an unanimous source.

He said after he established that Dr Chilufya
possessed US$200,000 which was used to purchase 6,000 shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism Services Limited from Den Daas Investment Zambia, K270,000 cash which was used to purchase another 2,000 shares in Samfya Marines, Lot No. 365/366 also known as Spark Guest House situated in Mansa and a passenger boat also known as Transport 32 from Smart Own FZE of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, he endeavored to establish whether the accused had the financial capacity from his known legitimate income to acquire the stated properties in question and that he established that he was a health minister and also a member of parliament for Mansa Central.
Manda said the investigators requested for Dr Chilufya’s emoluments from National Assembly and PMEC.

He said ACC did receive documents detailing the payments which Dr Chilufya has received from November 2013 to February 2010 from National Assembly and PMEC.

Manda said further investigations revealed that Dr Chilufya had stake in various companies and was director and shareholder in Henry Courtyard Limited.

He named Dr Chilufya’s other companies as Henry Courtyard Construction and Hardware, Henry Courtyard Farms and Henry Courtyard Travels and Tours.

He said the minister was also a shareholder in Samfya Marines.

“Having looked at the earnings of the minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya from the information we obtained from the National Assembly, his earnings totalled over K7 million and for earnings related to documents collected from PMEC, earnings were slightly over K3 million.

Further, I assessed financial information, in this case, bank statements from Henry Courtyard Limited where honourable Dr Chitalu Chilufya is a shareholder and director, different bank statements were obtained and these banks are Zanaco, Cavmont Bank, Atlas Mara and Investrust Bank, which Henry Courtyard has accounts with,” he said.

Manda said Dr Chilufya’s Henry Courtyard was in excess of K12 million.

Hearing continues tomorrow.

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07 Aug 2020, 3:50 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

7,486 Total Cases
200 Deaths
6,264 Recovered

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