Peya Mushelenga

Omuthiya Festival started<br>…council ignores legal threats

Omuthiya Festival started
…council ignores legal threats

Obrein Simasiku The Omuthiya Town Council has steamed ahead with the idea of hosting the Omuthiya Othithiya despite legal threats from someone who claimed intellectual rights to the festival. There was uncertainty whether the event would materialise following a legal tussle between, an aspirant host of a similar event, Samuel Shinedima, who threatened to litigation in the High Court, claiming that council had copied his idea, after he had initially made a presentation back in 2019, to which the local authority went mute on him. Regardless of the threats, the town mayor Johannes Ndeutepo who has been championing the festival,…
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Mushelenga concerned about illegal surveillance of journalists

Mushelenga concerned about illegal surveillance of journalists

Martin Endjala Information, Communication and Technology Minister has urged journalists to continue putting more effort in their work and exposing sensitive information, despite the growing trend of unauthorized surveillance on journalists by tech-companies, spying and keeping tabs on journalists. Peya Mushelenga also encouraged journalists to ensure that their stories are accurate, reliable and trustworthy and to continue exposing corruption and obtain their information within the scope set by the journalism code of conduct. Speaking to the activities of some tech companies, Mushelenga said “unauthorised surveillance can expose information gathered by journalists including from whistle-blowers and may also harm the safety…
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Glimmer of hope for PSEMAS suspended pensioners

Glimmer of hope for PSEMAS suspended pensioners

Eba Kandovazu CABINET has approved the re-registration of 15 162 pensioners who in September were suspended for failing to contribute to the Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) fund and to re-apply for medical aid when they retired. Amnesty will be provided to the pensioners who failed to re-apply for medical aid when they retired and it has been decided to consider payment arrangements and conditions of their monthly contributions in arrears to activate the benefits. Information and Communication Technology Minister, Peya Mushelenga, has also announced that government has decided to terminate the PSEMAS membership of pensioners who reside…
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