Celebrating independence in middle of theft of a country

By Prof Michelo Hansungule

In all respects, Zambia’s independence is all but a farce. It is a contradiction in terms to say Zambia is independent. By definition, an independent state is one that with a particular focus on the most vulnerable segments of its population can provide for its people. In Zambia, they do not only provide for citizens, they steal what is due to the latter.
Cooperating partners have just frozen their assistance to protest the millions that have gone missing. Some senior officials at the Ministry of Health were dragged to court for the millions that instead of channeling into public programmes they pocketed. Community Development Minister was recently dismissed amid reports millions disappeared into thin air.

If you want to know this is nothing. Well connected have whispered about billions that have been looted since this government came

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