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FORMER Inter-Arican Network or Human Rights and Development(Aronet) executive director Ng’andeMwanajiti – who has led several electionobserver missions in Arica and otherparts o the world (imes 31).
Ser penales for polluon
Te government intends to in-troduce stier penalties or envi-ronmental pollution. Minister o ourism, Environment and NaturalResources Catherine Namugalaexplained that the government haspresented to parliament the Envi-ronmental Management Bill, which will repeal the current Environmen-tal Protection and Pollution Control Act. “Te Bill will give powers to the authority to punish,ne or even jail the directors o companies ound polluting the environment,” said Namugala, who observed that mining rms were polluting the environment requently because the cur-rent law was not strong enough (imes 28). Konkola Copper Mines recently polluted theKaue River with mining efuent – or the third time.
It is not the government that is creat
ing these jobs. They are being createdby the private sector. The duty of mygovernment is to facilitate the creaon
of job by rig a
private sector thrives so that, in return,they create more and more jobs for ourpeople.
President Banda during the launch o the micro, small and medium-sized en-terprises development policy (Post 29).
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New railway to Namibia
Te government has signed an agreement with a South Arican consortium, Epinsan, or aeasibility study on the construction o a 1,000-kilometre railway rom Solwezi in North- Western Province through Mongu in Western Province into Namibia. Communicationsand ransport Minister Georey Lungwangwa said the railway will assist in prolonging thelie-span o roads in the country. Many roads buckle prematurely due to the burden o heavy equipment such as mining machinery. Te 4 million US dollars easibility study will start thismonth and conclude in February 2012 (Daily Mail/imes/Post 3).
I feel the dissoluon of Cabinet andParliament would make it easier to curbthe misuse of resources by the party inpower.
MMD MP Sylvia Masebo (Post 28).
Zambia is being rebranded
Zambia is being rebranded to make it more appealing to international tourists. Minister o ourism, Environment and Natural Resources Catherine Namugala said Zambia needs to berepositioned as a tourist destination o choice through the rebranding o the tourism product.An international slogan and logo competition has thereore been launched to replace “Zambia– the real Arica” which has been used or 31 years (Daily Mail 29).
Do not be cheated by these boys. Wait,concentrate on your educaon becauseit is the only key. These boys will cheatyou and once your breasts are at, theywill not even look at you. Be educatedand you will nd a beer man who willtake good care of you.
Deputy Minister o Education, BoniaceKawimbe, to girls at Kankumba BasicSchool in Ruunsa (Post 28).
There was no sing provincial chair
man who was asked to step down. Butamong the competors, there weremes when we had to stop others sothat we don’t rock the boat. If some
one was chairman for ve years and
all of a dd, ombody appar o
the scene trying to take over when the
pary i orgaid ad ig ar goig
well, is that in order? (...) that does notmean we are being undemocrac.
MMD chairperson or elections MikeMulongoti – again – reuting allegationsthat MMD’s provincial conerences wereundemocratic (Daily Mail 31).