Change of Political leadership will not solve Zambia’s problems but rather investing in Education
By Pezzy Kudakwashe
A Boston based human rights activist says the solution to Zambia’s poverty lies in massive investment in the educational sector and promotion of private entrepreneurship.
Universal Human Rights International, executive director, Torli Krua said political success and attainment of independence are not enough to end poverty in Zambia or Africa but access to higher education and empowering citizens to own businesses.
Mr krua said the fact that many African countries have attained independence and changed political leaders but failed to reduce poverty, was enough proof that africa’s problems were economic than political.
Mr Krua who was speaking on Zambia Blog Talk Radio said if independence and change of political leaders would end all of Africa’s problems related to poverty, Liberia could have been the most prosperous country on the continent considering its 165 years of independence and 24 presidents.
Liberia holds the dubious distinction of being one of the poorest countries in the world. In fact, only one country ranks below Liberia, which is the democratic republic of Congo.
Mr Krua, a native of Liberia said education was a critical necessity because it gave ordinary citizens the tools to monitor the performance of political leaders.
Quoting words of scripture, Mr Krua said no servant was greater than his master as taught by Jesus but added that african politicians always want to be greater than their masters, the people who put them into office.