October 4, 2005: Headlines: COS - Zambia: Blogs - Zambia: Misconduct: Personal Web Site: Peace Corps Volunteer Kiminzambia writes about "an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing)"

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Zambia: Peace Corps Zambia : The Peace Corps in Zambia: October 7, 2005: Headlines: COS - Zambia: Crime: Misconduct: NGO's: Amnesty International: Racism: All Africa: The Times of Zambia (Ndola) reports that Charles Mulenga, director of Amnesty International Zambia (AIZ) says that his organization has condemned the misconduct by some American Peace Corps volunteers in Kasama who allegedly urinated into a water tank and uttered racial abuse : October 4, 2005: Headlines: COS - Zambia: Blogs - Zambia: Misconduct: Personal Web Site: Peace Corps Volunteer Kiminzambia writes about "an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing)"
PC apologizes for the "Kasama incident" Date: October 13 2005 No: 737 PC apologizes for the "Kasama incident"
The District Commissioner for the Kasama District in Zambia issued a statement banning Peace Corps activities for ‘grave’ social misconduct and unruly behavior for an incident that occurred on September 24 involving 13 PCVs. Peace Corps said that some of the information put out about the incident was "inflammatory and false." On October 12, Country Director Davy Morris met with community leaders and apologized for the incident. All PCVs involved have been reprimanded, three are returning home, and a ban in the district has since been lifted.


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Peace Corps Volunteer Kiminzambia writes about "an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing)"

Peace Corps Volunteer Kiminzambia writes about an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing)

"an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing), resulted in the driver of the transport and some other volunteers being sent back to the states."

Peace Corps Volunteer Kiminzambia writes about "an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing)"

Flying solo and the joys of public transport
by kiminzambia on October 4, 2005 04:44PM (SAST)

[Excerpt]

In Lusaka, Kevin on the other hand ran into some bad luck. His transport back up to Kawambwa with peace corps was cancelled after an unfortunate incident involving some of them climbing a water tower and being arrested for poisoning the communities drinking water (which they weren’t doing), resulted in the driver of the transport and some other volunteers being sent back to the states. As a result Kevin had to find other means of getting back (an enjoyable 11 hour bus ride) and ended up staying in Lusaka until Thrusday.

[Excerpt]

Now as I mentioned before, some peace corps volunteers were being sent home and we wanted to go say our goodbyes, which meant a trip down to Mansa for Saturday night.





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