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We are not bitter-Dissolved Masaiti PF Committee speaks out

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Members of the recently dissolved PF Masaiti District Mobilisation Committee say they are not bitter following the decision by Party Secretary General Davies Mwila to dissolve the Committee just weeks after its formation.

Last week, Mr Mwila announced that the Christine Chaande led Committee had been dissolved after it was discovered that procedure leading to its formation was not strictly followed.

Speaking on behalf of the dissolved Committee, Mr. Charles Sokoloko and Mr Eustokio Mukula accused area Member of Parliament Michael Katambo of misleading Mr. Mwila leading up to the dissolution of the Committee.

Mr Sokoloko said the team is disappointed but has accepted the decision taken by the party.

He said that is unfortunate that the Committee was dissolved even before it could put in place a work plan to help resuscitate the party in the District.

Mr. Sokoloko said the general membership of the Party is now requesting that Mr Mwila travels to Masaiti to meet with the former Committee Members and Mr Katambo himself.

“For us to move forward, let us have the S.G convene a meeting not in Lusaka, not in Ndola but in Masaiti itself so that he hears views from all the members who are very unhappy over this,” he said.

Mr. Sokoloko charged that Mr Katambo does not have the interest of the party and that he will make the PF loss in 2021.

He said it is important that the party gets down to business in the district quickly to avoid a repeat of the poor showing in the 2016 general elections.

“If you analyse the 2016 elections, Mr Katambo who was infact running for a second term almost lost that seat to the UPND, the difference was a paltry 920 and at presidential level, His Excellency President Lungu even lost that in Masaiti to H.H,” he said.

“It’s unfortunate that our team was dissolved. We are not bitter over the move because we know the real reason we have been pushed out and it’s sad that the party has sacrificed hard work for friendship,” Mr Sokoloko said.

And Mr Mukula said Mr Katambo is the one who had been against the Committee which was appointed by Provincial Mobilisation Chairman Bowman Lusambo because he has personal issues with Mrs Chaande who is also Masaiti Council Chairperson.

“It’s a pity that we have allowed personal differences between the MP and the Council Chairperson to get in the way of our work. What we needed to do was embrace everyone in order to grow the votes for the party in the District because remember, at Presidential level, President Lungu lost here,” Mr Sokoloko said.

“The MP has always had issues with Madam Chaande because he feels she will challenge him for the parliamentary seat but we feel it is important for all party members to unite and forge as one as we go towards 2021. This is not the time to start discarding members, this is the time to start consolidating numbers.”
Mr. Sokoloko said the dissolved Committee is wishing the Incoming Committee success as they mobilise the party for 2021 elections.

“We would like them to do well. You know Lamba land politics are very tricky. Generally, we are very good people but we do not like to be taken for granted.”

He also stated that the dissolved Committee was looking forward to working with Mr Lusambo who is one of the best political mobilisers in the PF.

“We saw what he did during the Mayoral elections here which we won as P.F Hon. Lusambo is very strong on the ground and there is no one in the PF who can match those abilities. Hon. Lusambo means well for the parry while Hon. Katambo does not mean well.”

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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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