POLICE in Lusaka are investigating a report of fire incident, reported by Rodgers Nkole aged 50 years of Chawama Township, who is also Chawama Constituency chairman for the Patriotic Front reported that the Patriotic Front Chawama Constituency office was gutted and all the belongings were burnt to ashes.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the gutted items include three rolls of Chitenge Campaign materials, campaign T-shirts, speakers, Mega phones, seven bags of 50kg mealie meal, office chairs and tables, assorted constituency office documents, assorted foodstuffs and Kitchen utensils.
She said fire brigade was activated and managed to put out the fire.
“The cause of fire has not yet been ascertained hence Joint investigations with fire brigade have been launched to determine what caused the fire,” she said
President Lungu renames old Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Inter. Airport to Peter Zuze Air Force Base
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged officers in the Defence Force to remain loyal and Patriotic.
And the President has authorised the renaming of the old Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport to Peter Zuze Air Force base.
Speaking today during the commissioning of wings parade for officer cadets course 45 and 46 at the Zambia Air Force Base in Livingstone, President Lungu said his government places high premium on accommodation for military officers.
“It is an understatement to state that my government has improved the working environment of the men in uniform through infrastructure development. Challenges faced such as lack of office space, and recreational amenities have been addressed. My government places a high premium on accommodation for military officers.That is why housing units have been constructed in various bases. All this is being done through the prudent use of government resources and the phased approach dubbed the ‘water drop theory’. My government appreciates the role the Zambia Defence Force plays in maintaining peace and security in our beloved country. I am equally impressed that our officers have continued to perform exemplary when sent on peace keeping missions abroad. The Zambia Air Force has been repositioned into a more combat effective force capable of carrying out the constitutional mandate of safeguarding the Zambian Air space against all enemy air threats,” President Lungu said
He said he was happy that the Zambia Air Force has increased accident-free flying hours from two thousand to over ten thousand within the shortest period of time.
President Lungu said government has actualised the defence force modernisation programme through the acquisition of military hardware and equipment some of which has been placed on the inventory of the Zambia Air Force.
President Lungu has further urged the officers to be loyal and Patriotic.
“I wish to urge the graduating officers on parade to remain loyal and patriotic. Be professional and well disciplined. I further implore you to steer clear of politics,” he said.
President Lungu said a few unruly elements should not be allowed to destabilise the peace of the nation.
“Let us not allow a few unruly elements to destabilise our great nation which was built on the ideology of ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ as coined by President Kaunda. Let us all continue to promote and protect the interest of mother Zambia and her people,” President Lungu said.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has authorised the renaming of the old Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport to Peter Zuze Air Force base.
“I have authorised the handing-over of the old Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport and all associated infrastructure to the Zambia Air Force. The new base will be called the Peter Zuze Air Force base after the first indegenous air commander LT General Peter Zuze. I believe this will extend the operational reach of the air force within and beyond the boundaries. Similarly, I have authorised the conversion of the airport at Zambia Air Force Samora Machel base to be used by civil aircraft in order to promote tourism investment and overall economic growth in the northern sector. With this move, I am confident that Northern province is poised for economic success,” he said.
Former President of Sierra Leone to Head AU Observer Mission, Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba says
THE African Union (AU) has deployed an African Union Short -Term Election Observer Mission to Zambia.
Zambian Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the development and said African Union Chairperson, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat said the Observer Mission that will be led by Former Sierra Leon President, Ernest Bai Koroma will be in Zambia from 4th to 19th August 2021.
The AU observe mission will interact with various stakeholders that include, government officials, the ECZ, political parties, civil society , media organization and the diplomatic community among others.
The engagement with various stakeholders will enable the delegation to understand and appreciate the preparations made so far towards the holding of the election.
The AU Short Term Election Observer Mission to Zambia draws its mandate from the 2007 African Charter for democracy that Zambia is signatory to Zambia will hold its General election on 12th August 2021.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza,
First Secretary- Press/Tourism at Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ati HH confessed to me that PF is doing well in implementing economic policies, claims Chishimba Kambwili
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) founder member Chishimba Kambwili has revealed that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema confessed to him on more than one occasion during their alliance that the PF is implementing good economic policies.
And Mr Kambwili has asked Zambians to turn up in numbers on August 12 and vote for the ruling party because it is pro-poor.
Speaking during the PF virtual rally yesterday, Mr Kambwili said the opposition UPND is failing to acknowledge the massive economic gains recorded under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu because of envy and nothing else because their leader had told him that PF was doing well in its economic policies.
Mr Kambwili said he understands how envious Mr Hichilema was because he had worked with him for a long time.
He urged Zambians not to be deceived by the campaign messages of the UPND of a better Zambia because the ruling party was already doing everything that needs to be done to attain a vibrant economy.