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Radio Mano 89.3FMTuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 12:58pm
Police urged to arrest Mungwi District Council chairperson for threatening violence.

A concerned Mungwi resident, Stanley Mwamba has called on the police to probe the district council chairperson, Gift Lwembe for uttering words tantamount to threatening violence.

Mr. Mwamba told Mano News that Lwembe’s words, “tukembane inama mumeno with whoever calls on Radio Mano’s Hot Issues programme to complain that area Member of Parliament-Christopher Yaluma is an absentee landlord’’ should not be taken lightly.

He stresses that the utterances by Mr. Lwembe at a meeting featuring two ministers Christopher Yaluma and Emerine Kabanshi must be condemned as they have instilled fear in the locals.

Mr. Mwamba, a senior citizen, says it is sad to note that some leaders are failing to tame their language whenever they engage with the masses.
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Radio Mano 89.3FMMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 2:27pm
Government urged to provide clean drinking water in Mungwi.

Chief Chilangwa of the Bemba speaking of Mungwi District is appealing to government to provide clean drinking water and put-up a health post in his area for his subjects to access health services closer to their door steps.

The traditional leader says people in his area walk long distances to access health services at Nondo Rural Health Centre which is about 12-15 kilometers.

His royal highness states that the absence of proper drinking water facilities in his area has forced his subjects to be drinking water from the shallow wells.

Chief Chilangwa has since appealed to government to sink some boreholes to address the water challenges people face in his chiefdom.

He said this yesterday when Malole Member of Parliament Christopher Yaluma paid a courtesy call on him at his palace.

In response, Malole Member of Parliament Christopher Yaluma says government is aware of the challenges the people of Chilangwa chiefdom are facing.
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Radio Mano 89.3FMMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 2:05pm
Six people appear in Kasama Magistrates Court for murdering two ‘witches’.

A 20-year-old man of Mungwi who axed his father to death has today appeared in the Kasama Magistrates Court for explanation of a murder charge.

This is a murder case in which Oscar Chilunga, a resident of Chitanga area, allegedly killed his father, Lackson Chilunga on 20th July, 2017 on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

In a related development, five residents of Kasama’s Lukupa area accused of murdering Josephine Nachinga on 16th August, 2017 on suspicion of practicing witchcraft also appeared for explanation of a murder charge.

The embattled five are, Happy Simuchimba 31, Prisca Mutale 33, Jonas Sikaonga 22, Cecilia Mwenya 27 and Idah Tembo 40.

In the two cases, Principal Resident Magistrate Vincent Siloka informed the accused that they will continue appearing before him for mention, until the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions issues instructions to commit them to the high court for trial.

The have since been remanded in custody at Kasama’s Milima Correctional Facility and will appear on 4th September 2017, for mention.
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Radio Mano 89.3FMMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 11:20am
Opening of a boarding school in Kaputa cheers locals.

Residents of Kaputa District say the construction of the first ever boarding school in area, Kaputa Secondary School is a dream come true.

In an interview with Mano News, Kaputa District Commissioner, Mulenga Fube says the construction and opening of the school has cheered the locals.

Mr. Fube notes that parent’s anxieties of spending huge sums of money to send their children to far flung districts like Mporokoso, Kasama and Mungwi to access high school education is now a thing of the past.
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Radio Mano 89.3FM in Kasama, Zambia.Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 2:09pm
ECZ urges Lunte youths to stay away from violence.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has appealed to youths in Lunte District to exercise maximum restraint to acts of violence and behaviors which are likely to lead to anarchy during campaigns and the by-election for Council Chairperson, to be held on 14th September, 2017.

Our staffer Patrick Kabwe, reports that the District Electoral Officer, Mwansa Mfula made an appeal today when he officially opened a one day Youth Conference held at Vincent Bulaya Primary School.

Mr. Mfula also urged registered voters in Lunte to ensure that they turn up in numbers to vote during the forthcoming elections.

Mr. Mfula says youths are relevant to the conduct of successful elections as they make up a pool of people who are to occupy leadership positions for future social, political and economic development.

He adds that through the youth conference, the commission would like to raise a pool of knowledgeable and enthusiastic young people who can speak to their counterparts about the operations of ECZ and the electoral process in general.

Youths drawn from various political parties, civil society, schools and the church attended the conference.
Yesterday, the Commission held a meeting with traditional leaders in Lunte District ahead of the Council Chairperson's by-election slated for Thursday 14th September 2017.

Addressing the traditional leaders, District Electoral Officer, Mwansa Mfula said the main objective of the meeting was to ensure that the traditional leaders understand their role in observing the Electoral Code of Conduct.

Mr. Mfula said traditional leaders have been accused of intimidating, threatening, coercing or persuading their subjects to act in a particular way politically.

He added that other traditional leaders have been heard openly supporting particular political parties or candidates.

Mr. Mfula warned that Regulation 20 of the Electoral Code of Conduct prohibits any individual or organization from coercing or intimidating another person during campaigns, public debates or elections.

He expressed hope that the election in Lunte District Council would be very peaceful and therefore, become a shining example to the country as a whole which experienced unprecedented acts of violence during the 2016 General Elections.

Mr. Mfula further urged the traditional leaders to remember to remain non-partisan in their deeds and words.
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