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State House media director Clayson Hamasaka demands K3 million from Saboi  Imboela for publishing defamatory statements on Facebook

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STATE House media director Clayson Hamasaka is demanding K3 million from National Democratic party president Saboi Imboela for her alleged defamatory statements published on her Facebook page.

In a demand letter written by his lawyer, Mr Hamasaka says Ms Imboela has accused him of nepotism, tribalism, corruption, and being immoral in his marital affairs.

“Our client believes your motive for writing and publishing such, of not only his professional but personal and private life too, can only be to cause him embarrassment, ridicule, pain, loss of credibility and possibly financial injury as well, because, our client believes you knew or had every opportunity to find out, that there was no truth whatsoever in your wild and highly inflammatory allegations. Your publications are therefore defamatory of our client, just as they are criminal,” reads that letter.

Mr Hamasaka has since demanded that Ms Imboela retracts her publications on the same platforms and with the same publicity you caused them to be published.

He further wants the NDC leaders to offer an apology using the mainline media acceptable to him.

“That you cease making such publications, posts and arlicles of our client forthwith and desist from so doing in future. That you pay compensation to our client of not less than K3, 000, 000 irnmediately, through ourselves, together with 10% thereof as legal fees. Unless we receive confirmation of your willingness to comply with the above as well as remittance of the stated monies within 5 days of this letter, please note that we have express instructions to commence a legal action against you in the High Court to recover damages, interest and legal costs,” reads the letter in parts.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 13th September, 2022)

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Government to sink boreholes across the country

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“WITH the current devastating climate change, the government is going flat out to sink boreholes and do crop irrigation across the country”, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.

The President said his administration is determined to ensure food security despite the challenging circumstances.
“We are determined to ensure that food security is attained even during these difficult times. Let us all get involved and get it solved. We shall overcome as God will do the rest,” he said.

President Hichilema urged citizens to actively participate in the efforts, stating the collective responsibility to overcome the challenges emanating from the dry spell.

Last week, President Hichilema declared the ongoing drought a national disaster, announcing a comprehensive set of measures to mitigate its impact.

The declaration was prompted by the destruction of one million hectares of farmland, affecting over one million households across the country.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th March, 2024)

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‘Why are you pretending to be rich?’ HH asks Gov’t officials who insist on traveling on business class

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has described government officials that prefer traveling on business class as cheats and pretenders.

The head of state has revealed that the country has limited resources and it does not make sense for a government official to move in business class at the expense of the treasury.

The president said following the declaration of a national disaster as a result of the prolonged dry spells, that there will be for prudent usage of resources.

“We will aggressively shift resources from consumption, wastage travel, and business class. Secretary to the treasury, I hear there are people who want to travel business class from Lusaka to Johannesburg?” he said, “for one hour 30 minutes [you want to be on business class], we sit on our stools for three hour we village people,”

He wondered what is wrong with a government official travelling on economy class.

What’s wrong with economy ticket for one hour 40 minutes, this is what I call pretence, for one hour 40 minutes you want to fell rich, that’s cheating,” the President said.

He said he has already given his cabinet the signal that there will be no more unnecessary travels.

“There will be no more of such things, including unnecessary travels, size of delegation, I sent this signal to my colleagues in cabinet and I have made this official, resources are limited, the question is how do we utlise the limited resources,” Mr Hichilema said.

Meanwhile, he warned that there will be accountability in the utilization of resources and those found wanting “Will be on their own”

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th March, 2024)

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House of Chiefs commends President Hichilema’s swift response to drought crisis.

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TRADITIONAL leaders have commended President Hakainde Hichilema’s decisive action in addressing the drought.

House of Chiefs Chairperson Chief Chisunka said the President’s declaration is a timely and crucial step in mobilising resources and support to mitigate the impact of this drought on the affected communities.

Dr Chisunka said the effects of climate change, particularly the prolonged dry spells and erratic rainfall patterns, have posed unprecedented challenges to agricultural systems, water sources, and, most importantly, the livelihoods of people.

He underscored the urgent need for collaborative efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change.

Dr Chisunka said the traditional leadership is committed to supporting the government and ensuring coordinated relief efforts.

“As traditional leaders, we commend President Hakainde Hichilema for his swift and decisive action in recognizing the gravity of the situation and marking our country’s debilitating drought as a national disaster and emergency. Together, we can overcome this crisis and emerge stronger and more resilient than before. We will continue to work together to build a better and brighter future for all our people,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 3rd March, 2024)

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