FILE: Finance and National Planning Deputy Minister Miles Sampa
FILE: Finance and National Planning Deputy Minister Miles Sampa

The government has advised US-based Zambian born writer Dambisa Moyo to have her facts straight on economic issues before making divisive statements that have the ability of painting a bleak picture of the country.

The advice is coming from Miles Sampa, the Deputy Minister of Finance who says Ms Moyo has lately been issuing statements on Zambia’s economy largely based on opinion rather than fact.

“As an economist, Ms Moyo knows that you don’t go around making statements that make the country look bad without facts,” Mr Sampa said, “she has insinuated that investors are wary of coming to Zambia when our in trays are full even as we try to empty them.”

At a recent Economics Association of Zambia discussion forum in Lusaka, Ms Moyo tabulated a shopping list of things she believes have gone bad in Zambia including an unstable economic playground that scares away investors.

But at no time, according to Mr Sampa, did she place a finger on anything tangible or give a scientific example of how investors are now discouraged of coming to Zambia.

“Criticism without facts seems to be the latest avenue for venting personal anger, frustrations and disappointments by people like Ms Moyo,” Mr Sampa said.

Under the previous Rupiah Banda administration when she released her first book Dead Aid, Ms. Moyo was treated like royalty, a trend that led her to land various board positions on multi-national corporations whom she sometimes speaks for.

Ms Moyo’s attacks did not end at investors sounding alarm but she went further to question the Zambian government’s decision to pass a law banning the use of US dollars in domestic transactions which has even been commended by Wall Street Journal analysts.

Mr Sampa said: “If an educated economist cannot appreciate the importance of rebasing our currency, then I wonder whether I should continue pursuing my PHD.”

Mr Sampa said: “If an educated economist cannot appreciate the importance of rebasing our currency, then I wonder whether I should continue pursuing my PHD.”

Ms. Moyo whose two books Dead Aid and her latest cover How the West was Lost have attracted mixed reactions, was in Lusaka recently giving her views on the economic direction of Zambia under the PF administration.

Her views, however, have been seen by other economists and bankers such as Mr Sampa as ‘skewed’ and sometimes even nostalgic of the previous administration that listened to her without question.

“I would like to tell Ms. Moyo and other critics that Zambia is open for business despite the futile negative criticism we continue to get by those that wish us ill,” Mr Sampa said, “ours is a national duty and calling, not a personal war.”

[Zambia Daily Mail]

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  1. Well spoken.I too have a lot of reservations when it comes to Dambisa.I bet she is more of a philosopher than a seasoned economist.Anyway that is my opinion.

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    • @1 good one,Dambiso is not perfect,but some action needed from PF. Where is the Marshall Plan, and Vision that citizens can tap from. Blames and excuses of the past are too cheap for a visionary mind,focussed to achieve results.
      “An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and courage- to move in the opposite direction with success and easy. Transforming communities and good life for citizens. Zambia needs the charismatic power,drive ,courage and knowledge more than that of Former Bukina-Faso president Thomas Sankara-“Who within one month impacted his community and later acknowledged by WHO. Sankara’s vision was clear,so was his mission. Within one month not 90days or one year!  
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  2. “Trays are full even as we try to empty them”…..??? Where is this investment that we cannot see? The PF government is riding on MMD’s projects,  there is nothing that PF has done, they have attracted zero investment……. Sampa, mention the investments that you have attracted. 

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    • it doesnt matter whether it is MMD of UNIP projects. the fact is there is still interest in zambia and Dambisa Moyo, unfortunately, is dead wrong.

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  3. I have never understood why this Moyo gets so much attention anyway

    A couple of books here and there and some ok education, I mean I have more qualifications and suddenly she is making a lot of noise in Zambia and we have all these people naively proclaiming her to be the best thing since slice bread. Oh Please! Give us a break, I agree with Miles Sampa perhaps its about time someone brought her back to earth
    I really have a big lump in m throat as i type this, I have CIMA, MBA, ACCA, MSc PHD soon and I don’t brag about and don’t make such noises. People are easily conned !

    Thanks

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    • Moshota,With your qualifications you must oppose people like Damb Moyo as the name implies in order to correct tell people the correct Economic Theories and hypothesizes.

      Go on gal and make your stand known.

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    • you also like bragging as if you are the only educated person. so pompous for nothing. so many bloggers are educated than you including myself. so stop been stupid and face reality.

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    • You are not an Oxford Scholar, neither worked within the organisation Moyo has worked for. You have not been to an ivy uni, please concentrate on Nick. If you were intelligent argue against her contribution than the person. 

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    • mushota uli cipuba, what are those qualifications you even boasting of, offer something, how many people have those qualifications, try to be innovative, no wonder most of my workers at my firm are highly qualification but can even come up with any investment idea. grow mushota

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    • i doubt you have any level of education madam. you’re on this forum to attract attention, unfortunately you come across simply as a gadfly. you are yet to say something intelligent madam.

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    • why all this anger? this is a credible economist, who worked as a chief economist for Goldman Sachs, that is not a small feat, people. She is qualified to say what she said. And remember that she is also a Zambian, meaning she has a stake in the country. Don’t treat her like a foreigner. And to you Dambisa, be careful, these are mad men.

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    • What a brag you are. All those qualifications you are on about to your name but it matters how and where you got them. They may be honorary but she has studied at some top unis on the face of the earth. Wha tis your CV like?

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    • People don’t get all worked up about Mushota. I actually laughed at ‘her’ comment.This is not even a she. And those qualifications? Please. Take everything touch in cheek, you might actually find something to laugh about.

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    • Mentioning them when not asked is already bragging and this is not the first time you show casing your qualifications, which do not include a bachelors degree. From my experience (20 yrs plus) working with people with varying qualifications, i come to learn one thing. Qualifications are just tools and just as carpenters produce different quality items so do pipo with qualification. The most grounded are people with bachelors they mostly are versatile as compared to pipo that just start with professional qualifications. If u applied for a job where I am grading I would give a degree holder 10/10 for entry level qualifications & 8/10 for you combined CIMA/ACCA. U want to sound so educated, when u do CIMA all u need are a few papers to get ACCA and vice versa 

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    • Please people. Dont be conned. This Mushota is a professional troll. She(he?) cant even spell. I think you should be able to spell before claiming you have all those qualifications!

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    • Hi Mushota

      Your comment express frustration due to your own incapcity. Dambisa is not popular for her education but for the thesis she has put forward. she must be applauded for that. What matters is not the quantity and quality of your qualifications but what you are able to make out of it. Dambisa has graciously manage to break this challenge by pulling herself out of the crowd. She must be celebrated for this.

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  4. Dambisa is spot on..Miles don’t just support becoz your uncle is president..those are facts..we are lost and investors are scared to come to Zambia..

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    • Mushota, i thought you will talk about books that you have published or an invention. You still have a backward mentality of talking about academic qualifications, instead of what you have done. There is a difference between knowldge and performance. Smart people perform, and the educated only boast of their qualifications.

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  5. Dambisa has some truth to her words. Under the current global economic climate, investors are more than ever frugal with their investments. Unfortunately because of the political climate in Zambia (high-risk), investor confidence is decreasing. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that they are ‘running away’ because the macro variables are still healthy in the short term. Miles Sampa too is exaggerating by claiming that he has his hands full with investments. The truth is, the euro-zone crisis is affecting the entire global financial system.

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    • An Economists, you are right the world economic is shrinking due to the global economic downturn so the are only a few companies and individuals with money to invest. Currently Zambian economy is stable and still few companies are coming to this country.

      Dollar 

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    • Zambia’s lack of an ‘avalanche’ is not peculiar. Everyone who lives in the West will tell you the general picture that the business world has about Africa as a whole. Some people with real money to invest don’t even know Africa is not one country. This coupled with the shrinking global economy has hit Zambia so hard. Only the gurus from South Africa and Australia, and the risk taking Chinese are coming in. These are tough tested people that will not wait for rhetoric from theorists, but rather come in with an open mind to tackle whatever challenge Africa pauses to them. Lusaka, Ndola, Kitwe and Solwezi has changed almost overnight because of such individuals. But again these are not the final solution for the native is still devoid of real property in his homeland. 

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  6. Ms Moyo is behaving as though she is not educated. It is very important that personalities like herself are carefull with what they say about our country. from her sentiments, I really doubt where her loyalty lies. the government is doing everything possible to enure that the countries is on a sound economic path. It is very difficulty to undo the damage done by MMD. Government need more time and civil servants understand this. In fact, those who are busy insulting the President are the ones derailing progress by diverting the Governments attention away from developmental issues to securing themselves. Lets give GRZ time. MMD you had you chance. UPND you may have your chance may be after 50 or 100 years!

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    • And right here is where the problem is. PF is trying to undo what MMD built. We are always trying to apportion blame. Chiluba was busy trying to undo what UNIP had done and now PF is trying to undo what Mwanawasa and Banda did? When do we get to build on what somebody else started? Its bull c..p. Just do your fuc…g jobs. People are living in unsanitary conditions, people are hungry, people have no jobs, people are sick. Do your fuc…g jobs and stop this whinning.

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    • Ba Destroyer you are a liar. Of all parties that have ruled the PF has tried as much as possible to keep the good things left by MMD. You are the same people that have been saying that there is nothing new the PF has brought apart from continuing with MMD policies and progerammes. Well it has to be continuity with change. The PF is trying to fine tune, expedite, bring in discipline, fight corruption and effectively reduce the high unemployment levels left by your MMD. I am surprised that one can be saying PF is changing everything MMD left. Anyhow, what is the worth of a change of government if nothing changes? This is a change for the good.

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    • Ah, Chindakwanda-Galileo Galilei nshili liar iwe. Its of no consequence of who has outdone whom in undoing what somebody is alleged to have damaged in the distant past. Nga niba mudala obe, he was in all these governments but he is a die-hard UNIPIST. Just look at the way he reacts to dissenting views. He doesn’t take to criticism too well. The truth of the matter is that the citizenry is hurting. And all this mambo jumbo about macro/micro benefits means sh..t to them. All they want is food on the table and a decent roof over their heads. Thats not too much to ask for from your government. We all want the same things.

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  7. this woman wants glory, the same glory that she was given by Rupia and his friends, now that PF regime is not offering her that she want to sound negative and reflex her muscle, this is personal to her. to hell with her……rebasing of kwacha and banning of dollar are two of the best things that PF has done.

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  8. Heaping blame on Dambiso,UNIP or MMD won’t solve Zambia’s problems. In fact that’s what removed them from power. Blames and excuses of the past are too cheap for a visionary mind,focussed to achieve results.
    “An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and courage- to move in the opposite direction with success and easy. Transforming communities and good life for citizens. Zambia needs the charismatic power,drive ,courage and knowledge more than that of Former Bukina-Faso president Thomas Sankara-“Who within one month impacted his community and later acknowledged by WHO. Sankara’s vision was clear,so was his mission. Within one month not 90days or one year!  
    Our problem is this Sir Rachael”Roy” Welensky CONSTITUTION.

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  9. # Just a reminder, you are Mushota from…….., like Miles Mushota. Will anything of substance ever come from apart from nepotism based on tribe.

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  10. THIS IS HER OPPINION ON CURRENT ECONOMIC ANALYSIS.FACTS ,PF GRZ SHOULD GIVE FACTS AND DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINEST THAT OPINION.GRZ MINISTERS ARE PAID TO GIVE FACTS.RECENTLY HH WAS ACCUSED OF HAVING LIED TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS CABINET AWARDED THEMSELVES I00% SALARY INCREMENT WHERE THE PRESIDENT REFUTED HHs CLAIMS.THEN THE PRESIDENT WAS SEEN GIVING SOME MINISTERS AN SI SALARIES AND MR SATA ORDERED HIS MINISTERS TO DEFEND THE GOVERNMENT THAT IT DID NOT PAY 100% BUT 58%.UPTO NOW NO ONE MINISTER HAS COME OUT TO DEFEND THE 58%.SO THE OPINION ON THIS CASE OF HHs 100 % WILL TAKE ROOT.SO HON SAMPA GIVE US THE FACTS AGAINST FALSEHOOD.

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    • When you make the calculations from the SIs that were given out, the figure was increased by 99.8% that is why they are quiet hoping that as usual we will forget about it. What worried me is that the president has so many advisers, personal assistants, and Ministers and no one could correct the president’s erroneous calculations. 

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  11. I wonder what type economist this Moyo is, look at just simple inflation rate which has gone to a single digit, honestly I totally agree with you Hon.Sampa what type of people we have in this country. The IMF and World Bank agrees with the Zambian progress, let her check her facts well.

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  12. @ TALIBAN, you seem to be some backward chap, is there anything tribal here? The minister here is challenging your bush economist that Zambia has made tremendous growth in the economy barely 9 months in office the kwacha is getting stronger and stronger.
    Seriously the govnt of President Sata and Ministers like Hon Miles Sampa are bringing hope to Zambians they deserve to be supported.

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  13. Dambisa has expressed her opinion. It is up to the govt to prove her wrong. These days in Zambia when someone has an opinion that one does not like, pipo turn to arrogance like expressed by sampa instead of taking heed. Only time will tell. Its like dealing with unruly teenagers who think they know best without experience. Please sampa dont burn bridges. Invite Dambisa for a coffee and discuss the best way forward.

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  14. This Dumb …sa is telling lies. She does not understand anything happening in Zambia. She is not real…kantu kakwe.

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  15. Indeed Miles walanda ichishinka. Dr. Damb is a Moyo is just playing to the gallery. She has made statements that are more of a feeling than based on any empirical data. She must raelise that there is nothing too drastic or fundamental the PF has changed, from what MMD left. What the PF is doing is enhancing, fine tuning, bring in discipline, fight corruption and try to solve the high unemployment level burden left by her seemingly prefered party, the MMD. Hold your fire “Damb is a” Moyo and just realise that Zambioa is your country.No matter what, the effects of your message will affect your people, even in your village in Kachololo-Chipata or whatever iwe ka gelo ala, ka mambala.

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  16. Statements coming from these ministers are pathetic. Its as though they have the same brain. Shame! Mile, and you friends, you guys must realise that you are in government and grow up. Honestly just your statement will scare a critical investor more than what Dambisa said. You should not be petty. everyday a fo.ol from this govt says something disgusting.

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  17. Ms Moyo, please keep quiet. We ave had all sorts of top level economists from Havard, Oxford and all top level universties. We have Dr Jacob Mwanza, Dr Fundanga, Dr Musokotwane, and many more. We have had top scholars attached to our country by IMF, World bank . Despite all these , we in Kalinga linga still leave in the squalor. We now want to try Satanomics! And we believe it will work for us. It is not in the so called economic data, statistics but in the action. Wilatubepa kanyo kobe.

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    • I thought Sata was in all these governments and they were the one ruling? they could have refused some of the advice, talk about short memory deficit or is it burying ones head in the sand or even worse?

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  18. Facts not words Sampa. Which inevestments are u talking about? Trays filled without tangible results means incompetency. Who will u ever agree with? Does it mean Dambisa is also UPND or MMD? HH or anyone else is not good enough to u maybe because they are politicians how about Dambisa? Sampa, which school did you go to?

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  19. Moyo is quoted as having said “I was in Livingstone yesterday and I discovered that the provincial capital has moved to Choma, I find that highly irritating because……” What arrogance! You mean you cannot solve small problems because you have big problems. What logic! Those who have worked in Southern Province know that a lot of meetings are held in Choma because of its central location. The Provincial Agricultural Coordinator is based in Choma. The provincial agricultural show is held in Monze. What is wrong with giving legitimacy to what is already happening? Wasn’t the capital of Zambia moved from Livingstone to Lusaka, Abuja in Nigeria and Brasilia in Brazil? Weren’t there other problems when this was done? Of course Livingstone residents can’t be happy and cheered her..

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    • Bwana, please get your facts right before putting them down for all the world to see. Most people commenting on the Choma move do not know the historical background to the move.By the way the Provincial Agriculture Show was moved to Livingstone in 2007 and a new body called Southern Tourism, Agriculture and Commercial Cooperative Show Society Limited initiated by the Government. The Provincial Agricultural Component of this Exposition will be moving to Choma in 2014.

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  20. Catacomb, any specifics? Just frothing your mouth with hate speech is not enough. Are you being sincere in your message. Zambia is doing well and we shall record a 6.5 to 7 percent GDP growth this year. We only to work consistently as Zambians to bring about employment and opportunities for th youth. Hey be useful and don’t just yap.

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    • Stop this hypocritical bullshit. Quoting GDP figures, but when MMD and RB used to mention the same growth figures, Sata, his satanomists, satanourlists (The Post), satans (his followers) used to ridicule them saying these figures don’t matter when our brothers and sisters are living in poverty. So why bring up these figures now?!?!?!

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  21. Ba Moyo was right to point out the non-existent of a clear plan from the PF government. But she was dead wrong to claim investors are running away from Zambia. Whether the PF are still riding on the MMD’s plan or not, investors are scrambling for places in Zambia. It’s a pity most are external investors. The best and more relevant economist for Zambia is one that shall formulate a policy that will empower the domestic Zambian with the muscle to invest, real investment, noti utu temba. Moyo is pro investment from abroad which is always detrimental to the local populace in the long run.

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  22. @PF POLITICAL FOOLS, ati shani bakaamba, mwalizanda sana aini? Efyao yaba fye bakaamba. Ni democracy pa Zed. Insansa, ku chinjanya. Naifwe ba kaponya tuli bantu, elo twalikwata amano. Bakaamba nici fye umufyashi alifwa bwangu naine nga ndi Minister mwaumfwa. Ya shani ukulamwenamo abanenu so, Zambia yesu bonse bakaamba mwaumfwa. Nangu mwalisambilila ati mwaliya ku ma university at shinga na nani uko ku ma ngalande nagu ku Amelika bakaamba naifwe kuti twamilanga ati kuti twacinja ubuteko nga tulefwaya. So twalisala ba Shi Chilufya bakaamba.Tuli fye mu chibwato ilya ine fye bosses floating floating busy bakaamba. Lekeni myebe. you shall see the results of today’s efforts by the government in attracticting investments in a year or two. Investment needs time to mature bakaamba zoona.

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    • Hahaha. Muli nokwibila! Paliba imfubu pa mumana!! Don’t try Zambezi, stay ku Chilubi ukokwine.

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    • @Destroyer, uli wabufi pantu imfubu emo shaba monse mumina ishikulu. @Chindakwanda, puuuta mwana wesu pantu these *****s who spend a week when they come home, think they know best. I was there for 6 months and it opened my eyes to a lot of things. Even going to visit my elder cousin kukapoto was seen as unbelievable even by my zambian based friends with poshy cars. Puuta ipenga mwana wesu pantu nafweba temwa ichalo despite being in the USA are all rooting for the best for the country. These few selfless *****s aint gonna change what we want for our country and our people.

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  23. Zambian politicians think they are doing the right thing when they are in power. Just accept criticism and make adjustments. Dr Moyo is not the first one to make this statement, we head similar statements from other economists.

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  24. @ Catacomb, am afraid one you will die a frustrated chap, how else can one describe low minds like you, the Minister has wondered that your bush economist has just expressed her ignorant on the matters of development in Zambia.
    Do you and Moyo understand even the the GDP or maybe we are speaking in tongs? The donor confidence should sound in your little mind that Zambia under President Sata is safe for developments and we are on truck to serve our people.

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    • Arent you the same chap who not long ago were in some gallows? Or were you fu.cked too much from your behind such that you lsot your mind?? OOps, anyways who has time for former jailbirds like your dull self. stop hating mr dullard lest you get back to were you belong.

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    • Simple mind, when you go to the toilet don’t shit your little brains, look now, you are exposing your foolishness at that age. Jail is nice because you learn son of a……

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  25. Ba Sampa always bragging about utuma qualifications twabo atase! See sense in what Dambisa is saying and make corrections! U sound like u r a Mr know it all and u don’t want people to speak on ur failures! Shame! U r not perfect! We have so many educated people in Zambia and they don’t brag like the way u want to be doing it! Make some changes on what people r saying and don’t condemn, that’s how u learn! Braggadoccio!

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    • Mr Sampa said: “If an educated economist cannot appreciate the importance of rebasing our currency, then I wonder whether I should continue pursuing my PHD.”HHHMMM!!!WHATEVER THE MINISTER MEANT SOUNDED LIKE ITS COMING FROM A JEALOUSY MAN. HON SAMPA, THERE IS MUCH MORE TO A PHD, ITS ABOUT INDEPENDENT THOUGHT, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, IDENTIFICATION OF GAPS IN A SYSTEM, DEVELOPING HYPOTHESIS AND COMING UP WITH PLANS PROVE THE HYPOTHESIS. ONE DOES NOT HAV TO CONFORM TO KNOWN STANDARDS. ….that is what is called phd, difference in option is allowed as long as you can support your ideas…so comon mr sampa, from your statement i can tell, having a phd would do you so much goood, go for it and all the best!!!

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    • So if there are many Zambians who are educated, let them be Ministers kaili, Hon. Sampa is educated my friend and we are proud for him. If you are not happy my friend about that, you may as well hang yourself simple, it will save you from that bitterness.

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  26. MUSHOTA, FOR AN EDUCATED WOMAN AS YOU SEEM TO CLAIM YOU FORGET THAT A LOT OF ZAMBIAN ON HERE TOO ARE EDUCATED. YES YOU HAVE CIMA,ACCA,MSc, AND WORKING ON A PHD, AND THAT’S GREAT,CONGRATS. ONE ASPECT YOU FORGET TO TELL READERS IS THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THE ENTIRE COURSE PROGRAM IN CIMA NOR OTHER OTHER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS BECAUSE YOU ARE GIVEN EXEMPTIONS..WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A PERSON TO BE A JACK OF ALL TRADES BUT A MASTER OF NONE…I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR COMMENTS ON HERE AND NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL… 

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    • @Ujama my friend, you are wasting time on this hallot. If she was an engineer, people who actually build and make things happen, I would probably give her a listening here. But she’s just that, a pig fudging with numbers like Damb the ass Moyo. We are more interested in action related plans that mare rhetoric.

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  27. My only comment is to the Times author of the article! Dr Moyo has authored 3 best selling books and not two: 1. Dead Aid, 2. How the West was Lost 3. The most recent one which called ‘Winner takes all” which has been on the shelves only a couple of weeks!

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  28. TRAYS ARE FULL MR. SAMPA???REALLY!!!! WITH WHAT KIND OF INVESTMENT??ONE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AN ECONOMIST TO UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF INVESTMENT IS NEEDED TO CREATE MEANINGFUL AND ADEQUATE JOBS THAT WILL IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIVES IN ZAMBIA..WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT “SIDO” INVESTORS HERE,BUT MEANINGFUL INVESTMENT…INDIAN INVESTMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER TO PF “CNP” WOWS…

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  29. ‘Ms Moyo tabulated a shopping list of things she believes have gone bad in Zambia including an unstable economic playground that scares away investors.’

    And Mr. Sampa in his response includes;
    “Criticism without facts seems to be the latest avenue for venting personal anger, frustrations and disappointments by people like Ms Moyo,”

    I would have wished a point by point shooting down of the tabulated shopping list for Dr. Moyo to come to terms with the strides the country is making and bring her to terms on how much detached she could be with realities on the ground. Let’s face it she may have spent a good part of her professional life away from Zambia! 

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    • All this Dressing-down. And they are very careful to use stinging words. Truth is even if Dambisa might be detached, the people in Zambia have got no clue about the policies of the current government. It’s a pity

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  30. Give us the facts then(List of FDIs) your government has attracted and the concomitant number of jobs created. Short of this, mune Miles, we will safely assume you are just policking and earning your crust of bonfwa. In the meantime, will you be kind enough to give us your abbreviated cv so that we are able to gauge your academic credentials relative to Dr. Moyos.

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  31. Dambisa..make the ukwanites work..let them tell us the truth..the chaps have failed even to manage a district..what about the country..viva ..soon we shall go to the polls..watch the space..

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  32. Strange human beings. If PF comes up with a paradigm shift and starts a completely new economic order, you guys would rise up and condemn PF for abandoning the good things MMD left. On the other hand, keeping much of what was formulated by MMD and fine tuning it is said be a lack of an own programme by PF. Oh yes, what I think is that there ought to be a good continuity with change transition programme. This is what PF is doing.

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  33. Only kaponyas listen to retards like Sampa. Sampa has failed to tabulate facts to counter Dambisa`s comments.
    By the way, i watched Dambisa on Jon Steward`s late night-show. She was cool. The audience was crazy for her!

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    • There is no need to support Dr Moyo she has done nothing to our mother Zambia.What is the point of having a PHD?Shame on you madam

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  34. Miles.. the fact that Zambia has failed to raise money from the planned EURO bond is a way of Western investors giving Ukwa and is gang of F.O.O.LS like you a middle finger. You do not need anymore facts useless you are so dull.
    Rather than except what a leaned person is telling you, like usual you hide your head in the sand. Can you tell the nation were you are now going to get the US$500m short fall in the nation budget.

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  35. Dr Moyo is a genius, that is why she is appreciated world over. Who is Miles Sampa anyway? Without his uncle being in state house, no one would have known about him. My advise to Sampa is to go ahead and finish his PHD, maybe, maybe…then would he be able to understand what Dr Moyo is talking about. RB listened to Dr Moyo and that is why they(MMD) left a sound ecomomy which unfortunately is being slowly brought down by this directionless govt.

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  36. Iwe chi sampa sober up.This girl is just expressing her opinion and you pounce on her.In trying to defend everything   people say,you are exposing your failures.

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  37. @ Blago, you are a big fool to reason in that fashion, if I were you, I would just remain mute. Hon Miles Sampa is a highly qualified financial expert with wide knowledge in economic matters. So, don’t over burden us with your empty head. Check the Min. of Finance website and see a number of developmental projects being undertaken. So if you are drunk, you can as well go and sleep.

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    • @40. Miles studied agricultural economics at unza. He is no financial expert. Miles should concern himself with maize marketing.

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    • Miles Sampa expert in what? Give us a break. A break because we deserve it. Expert my big foot!

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  38. Empty tins make a lot of noise.PF give facts for once.Dambisa Moyo is way out of your league.You would do well to take constructive criticism.Miles when you release a New York times best seller maybe we will take note of what you have to say.For now you are just  empty tins making lots of noise.Good thing MMD left lots of projects you can ride on.

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  39. “I would like to tell Ms. Moyo and other critics that Zambia is open for business despite the futile negative criticism we continue to get by those that wish us ill,” Mr Sampa said, “ours is a national duty and calling, not a personal war.” Gosh! What about the response to Hakainde by Sakeni? Wasn’t that a personal war? Miles not you also. Too educated for such cheap politics. Is there any Government Minister out there who has humility and is magnanimous enough to accept criticism from any quarter. Is there any Government official who can come out in the open and say “look here citizens, we are also human and bound to make mistakes. Forgive us for this mistake, we shall make amends. These words are a mark of true leadership.

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    • Well said. That deputy minister guy has such a sharp tongue. Problem is our leaders have egos the size of their bellies. Honestly, What Dr Moyo said had to come from someone. I don’t feel like she’s an enemy to the state. PF should learn to stop being petty and get to work. There are people dying due to lack of basic necesiities

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  40. Ba Destroyer, nangu fye Zambezi yeka yeka tukala floater fye bwino mu cibwato zoona. Twalisungapo ama life jacket aya cikata. Ifwe Zambia yonse mushi wesu bakaamba. Tatulambwaza lambwaza na ma tribe nangu ati ama region mwaumfwa. Ifwe konse fye kucilisha bakaamba mwaikata te? Not iyo mulevooka ati uko kwine ku Chilubi. Ku Chilubi ni Ziii, icibwato cila sunka fye nice nice ilya ine iya mavelevele waikata te? Kwisa naiwe mu PF ifwe tatwafiwala waumfwa…

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    • True True. Ifwe ni no jealous. Ngaba bomba, I will be the first to say thank you but we got to keep the fire burning under their seats. They work better that way. Chilubi Island intu nale ikata libililibi pa Santa Maria. Ubuchushi ni unacceptable. Mudilolo ya ku Chipta, I came across Jiggers (ubulwe bwakumakasa abaice). It really broke my heart. When I googled it I was so surprised to learn that all they need to get rid of it is to soak their feet for 2 weeks (an hr per day) in dettol/salvo solution. We need to talk about these things. Am partyless right now. I just want the best for our country. We have been laughed at too long.

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  41. Why do Zambian ministers feel they have to respond to every opinion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, including Dambiza. These days one cannot criticize this government without being labelled bitter and twisted. I am sure Dambiza does not need any favours from these politicians. She is just pursuing her own scholarship. It is said that if you asked five economists for their opinions on one issue, you would get five different answers! Economics is not an exact science. But it is important to allow scholars space to expound their opinions. Today Africa is poor because governments are ready to arrest any scholar who expounds opinions which are at odds with the government’s own views.

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    • Well said. It is like they have no work to do but wait for someone to say something so they can respond. Very sad state of affairs

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  42. why all this anger? this is a credible economist, who worked as a chief economist for Goldman Sachs, that is not a small feat, people. She is qualified to say what she said. And remember that she is also a Zambian, meaning she has a stake in the country. Don’t treat her like a foreigner. And to you Dambisa, be careful, these are mad men.

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  43. Dambisa you sound like you are desperate for marriage……for the first time I agree with Mushota….writing books on economics shouldn’t make you grow big-headed. Clive Chirwa drove in that lane before before Mwanawasa trashed him…..give us a break, economics is one of the simplest subjects to study after all. 

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  44. @21 Galileo 

    Stop this hypocritical bullshit. Quoting GDP figures, but when MMD and RB used to mention the same growth figures, Sata, his satanomists, satanourlists (The Post), satans (his followers) used to ridicule them saying these figures don’t matter when our brothers and sisters are living in poverty. So why bring up these figures now?!?!?!

    @Criticism, 

    So if Dambisa happened to be foreigner, she should be treated like one? What a bunch of defensive retards.

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  45. Sampa. rebasing of the kwacha is there to enrich your grandfather the minister of finance mr chikwanda. it has very little to do with improving the economy of zambia. what dambisa is saying is that it shouldnt be a priority now.

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  46. Ba figili stop cheating. Dambisa Moyo is damn dumb about the Zambian economic operatives. She is out of touch with political undercurrents pa Zed for her criticism to be useful. Her perception is wack and is warped, for she believes that there is only one standard way of achieving progress. And what’s the issue with HQ for Southern province moving to Choma ba Moyo?

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  47. @45 check your facts, being a kaponya is not equal to being uneducated. Go through the cabinet again and you can confirm this. One or two would make Dr. Moyo move out of the way when passing in the corridor. Look Dr. has her opinion, but the facts which she went to school to study say otherwise so whether it was started by mmd or not PF are handling it and it seems statistically to be working. Again we Zambians including the good Dr. are JUST IMPATIENT IMWE, IT HAS JUST BEEN NEARLY ONE YEAR ALA. Running a country is not a storybook affair give it time, or have we forgotten the amounts of money that have been stolen. Nichani kanso???

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  48. Or maybe we are doing diaspora style, condemn from afar then run for office olo anapempa nchito bamukanila.

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  49. @Sheep, I get you. That is the only language you understand, of macroeconomic indicators, which are largely driven by discretionary and non discretionary fiscal policy. The best is to create a conducive environment for microeconomic activity to thrive, which is what we are promoting even by allowing vending. Let individual entreprenuership spirit develop. But business can only thrive if there are spenders. These we are creating as expanded civil service in new districts.

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  50. A person who is never criticized does not grow, or learn new or correct his mistakes. Why are people in government so scared of criticism? Just listen to the people and correct the wrongs. Not everyone who points out a problem is an enemy of the government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. Keep talking and keep criticising. But if a misleading statement was issued through the media and it may project a negative image of the country, then is worthy responding to. Zambians can be careless with the way they talk about their country. This matters a lot if it comes from one like Dambisa Moyo, whom you naturally would tend to believe, because of her international clout in general economic analysis. Hey, iwe chi Moyo, talk nice things about Zambia publicly.

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  52. I had no idea PF is this confused. Anyway, truth hurts. Probably HH did state it right when he said: “Chimbwi no plan.” This Sampa guy only need to look back over where he has been in the last six months and admit that his PF government is indeed confused and lacks direction. Ndambisa Moyo has only confirmed what others have been saying all along. Unfortunately the PF will not be able to blindfold everybody when the facts are so plain and clear.

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  53. @ #3 Mushota I presume you are a disgrace to yourself. Ndambisa Moyo will not stand in your way to stardom if indeed you have what it takes. For now, I think you could do very well as a comedian in Hollywood.

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  54. Good evening

    Perhaps we should look at the facts before commenting. Facts are:

    1. The vast availability of precious raw materials is the force that keeps investors glued to our continent however difficult the environment may be. Just ask yourself why BP is still operating in Nigeria despite a state of affairs worse than a civil war?

    2. It is an illusion to think that investors will be scared away by certain government policies which do not suit them. It is up to an investor to work things out with the government in order to achieve his goals and not the other way around.

    3. Currently, the most significant investor in Africa is China. Europe and America are struggling to sustain their own economies.

    Given these facts,  things are not as bad as Dambisa would make them seem.

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    • Dude, last week you were making favorable comparisons between Mr. Sata and Silvio Berlusconi who was widely regarded as the clown of Europe and ended up being chased from office under a cloud of corruption! Now you tell us not to worry since Zambia is just like Nigeria?

      Serious….! When PF has friends like you, who needs enemies?

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  55. Dambisa has failed to find a husband, how can she advise on a solution to a national problem when she cannot even humble herself to get a man? 

    Miles is right that she is frustrated although he didnt say in which area?

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    • Men don’t like clever, successful women and she will never marry due to the male ego and through no fault of her own.

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  56. It shows how shallow Zambian minds are.Why are you commenting if you dont even understand what Dambisa is saying. Not even the so called minister understands anything.You are better off calling Dambisa and pick her brains and try to work on the economy for a better tomorrowTo sit there and think all is well when students are rioting,people are poor, there are no jobs,home affairs minister making noise….its illusion.

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  57. Those in positions of authority could do well by listening to those in positions of expertise. In all fairness, Dambisa is a more astute expert than Miles on the subject at hand. Compare like for like. (1)
    Both have banking experience, except Dambisa worked as a senior economist at Goldman Sachs and as a consultant at the World Bank compared to Miles who was country treasurer at Finance Bank! (2) Both hold admirable qualifications, except Dambisa’s are from Harvard and Oxford whilst Mile’s are from Unza and Manchester (I think?)! (3) Dambisa drives strategy by being a board member of Barclays (one of the worlds largest banks), SABMiller (the worlds largest brewer) and Barrick Gold (one of the worlds largest minerals dealer) and Miles??. This list is endless..

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  58. @Nine Chale you are right. You could find investors in Congo, Sudan, Nigeria, Angola even when there is confusion. Why? They want raw materials! What can really scare an investor from Zambia? Nothing absolutely. The country is good. Peaceful and has the materials an investor may want. You are indeed desperate and frustrated critics who can cling to a straw to attempt surviving the waters. Hey, even a professor can analyse wrongly, especially economics!

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  59. I don’t understand economists. I was once taught economics by force and I still don’t understand the demand and supply curves. In the real world you just have to do things practically, following economic theories as a way of running a country doesn’t work, ask China.

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    • Haha, your comment has made me laugh! Even if China doesn’t follow a conventional economic system, it still follows an economic system (a mix between free market and state controlled). Demand and supple curves just tell half the story, the rest is what’s happening in the real world so it is practical!

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  60. Because Miles Sampa is narrow minded, he can not see the big picture. He sees Zambia from Matero constituency and can’t appreciate how the world views and interprets his uncle’s governance issues and ill conceived, political and economic pronouncements. Investors will hold back investing in a country they think is a risk. All the tribalism and nepotism puts the country at risk because of potential for sparking turmoil in the country.

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  61. Iwe ka Sampa under the able leadership of His Excellence Rupiah Bwezani Banda,we were informed on how the economy was performing with real figures and trends in the economy.But you power failures since you came into power you cant tell us anything about FDIs.You have no idea about attracting investors apart from fighting with shadows.Just wait until the reserves MMD left in the coffers dry up!

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  62. well spoken ! TIT FOR TAT
    Sampa knows how to slap down liars, shady MMD partisans and looters eg FQM henchman Adam Little
    and now that moyo is going to run with her tail between her legs and go back to her overpaid board on multinational companies, and she will close her presumptuous partisan mouth :)

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  63. @65 no name, uli chilifontin, very primitive backward and stone aged minded. Just coz this slut moyo works for bazunguz then she is better than sampa? The only FDIs dambisa attracts are men choping her body. [-(

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  64. Not all bembas are necessarily arrogant, dull , stupid and vulgar but most dull, arrogant, stupid and vulgar Zambians are bembas!

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  65. Miles Sampa, tell us where are you doing a PhD? Which University and who are your supervisors? Are you PhD material?

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  66. Ka Livingstone ikala fye. Bembas are just free people as in freeeee. They are not closed up like you characters. Even tu ma easterners like twalicenjelako panono. My dear ka Livingstone, a Bemba is just open and tries everything. A Bemba risks! You will get them in sports, education, religion, politics, art, farming etc. Sampa told you to marry Bemba women. May be you can adapt. We shall marry yours also.

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    • TRUE! You try everything even stealing! I do mate with Bemba women. Unfortunately I cannot bring myself to marry one. Imagine waking up every morning with nkandu luo next to you! No my dear I won’t be marrying your sister , life is too short I don’t want to spend it in a horror movie with your sister as the main character.

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  67. @ MUSHOTA

    sorry,dambisa tatombwatombwa nga iwe,infact even barak obama knows that she exists,nga iwe munyo obe? any sane or semi sane person knows who to pay attention to between Dambisa and hopeless sampa

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  68. Destroyer, I guess you work in a health related field and you went to Chilubi island as a clinical officer or you flew there na kandeke ka Zambia Flying Doctor Service. Yes, jiggers (amaundu) exist as fleas and can enter your skin and burrow in. They suck your serum or body fluids and grow/bulge into a small, round white ball inside the skin. They like between the toes and under the nails. They itch irritatingly as they suck on you.

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  69. Cont’d… So in villages they remove them by physical village surgery, whereby you use a razor and a pin to open the skin and dislodge this parasite out. Now, there are cases of poor people who live in filthy surroundings that breeds the parasite. So you may find their feet are infested with these and they can’t walk properly! @Destroyer, I am an “explorer” in my own right waumfwa. Ku Chipata deep in villages people step bare feet in pig shit…

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  70. In a critique, one needs to restate the authors theory and explain its limitations. In this case, I don’t know what Dambisa Moyo said, neither do I know whether what Miles Sampa is saying is relevant to that. So, why waste pen and paper to comment. EAZ should reproduce Dambisa Moyo ‘s presentation for us to see whether Miles Sampa is right or not. Please journalists help us to make informed comments. The discussion is now centred on our beloved Mushota, who as usual has no clue.

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  71. The unit of currency in Japan is Japanese yen. You can exchange foreign currency at banks, international airports, and other authorized money exchangers. No one will accept your US dollars here even if Japanese are fanatics of America. So Dambisa, why cant Zambia enforce the law that while in Zambia all commodities and services must be paid for using Kwaaaaaaacha Ngwee, Kwacha Kwacha ngwee. May be you were small when this song used to play on zbc then znbc

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  72. Iwe ka Dambisa just find a husband,you need some semen! Minister Sampa you have spoken sense!

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  73. @73. I respect your views. And you were well taught in the subject of insulting by the way. Ulichikali! You have missed my point entirely though in you response to my post @65..the point is not that She works for Bazungu’s and that she have been taken to bed by all manner of men (you inclusive??) as you seem to suggest, but that she has worked for highly successful and highly respected organisations, and she has holds qualifications from the most prestigious of institutions. So when she speaks, she is bound to draw more respect than when Miles speaks. She is regarded as more of an expert in this field than Miles, and that’s the point you have missed..Miles would do well by getting a point of two from what she has said, and use it for the betterment of the country.

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    • Boyi iwe ulucipuba sana. I had respect for you nomba ninkumwenamo. Dambisa has never ever stayed in this country and what you should come to terms with is that she is more of a theorist than this guy that could be given a task and she executes it perfectly. Just because she has been laid and rubbed shoulders with mizungus does not make her a Demi god you think she is. Learn to think independently and be proud as a Zambian. 

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  74. Dambisa is trying to thing she is some demi god of some sort. She is one “unproud Zambia” hooker. Just because you are some UK educated chick then you will tell us all the crap about how we run things in this country. Get a life girl. How about countries whose economic outlooks aint as good at the moment, you mean there are no brilliant economists?  Get out Dambisa with your what ever.

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  75. Dr D Moyo,

    please keep on with your good work, i admire your courage and hard work, ignore all non progressive comments, Zambia is where it is now because people dont want to face up to the truth and facts on how the country is being run, if all Zambian economists could put their heads together and advise our government on the best way forward bearing in mind that you have to differrentiate theory and practical am certain we would see a positive difference.

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  76. mushota u a very right, most zambians especially HH puppies, are easily conned by pipo of the likes of this internationaly acclaimed slut dambisa moyo into thinking anyone who goes to mountain tops, shout nonsense, is intellingent.

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  77. HAMIYANZE IS A BIG FOOL….FOOLISH HAMIYANZE ,,,YOUR WIFE IS BEING WIRED BY HAMBILWA-ABANA…..CONGRATULATIONS HAMBILWA-ABANA,….CONTINUE HAMMERLING THAT KA WOMAN PLS…SATA IS WATCHING..

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  78. I think people have one mouth and two ears for a reason…. It is important that they listen more than they speak.

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  79. SATA IS FAILED TO HONOUR HIS PROMISES….HE IS WORST LEADER THE COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD…..HE CAN NOT TALK….ADDRESS THE NATIONAL ISSUES..

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  80. I wonder if Dambisa would go to the media and tell the nation if her husband were bedwetting. what is wrong with zambia and saying stupid things like that out in the media for the whole world to hear? what is she trying to prove, who is she trying to impress? if she were as concerned as she claims to be, she would find a better avenue of correcting the GRZ. The same Zambia you are trashing today is the one that gave birth to you Dambisa and one day you will want to come back to1 careful with the seed you are sowing!

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  81. #91 92 Mr.Hamiyanze uncircumcised maggot! It’s just a year of PF rule,for how long shall your heart be filled with demonic anger,frustration,hurt,hate???

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  82. Miles Sampa doesnt think at all and can never be compared to Dambisa.If anything he would be wise to use dambisa as a consultant in his job.Isnt Miles the chap who spoke of tribalism in parliament

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  83. Why do Bembas disrespect woman? Bembas please, women are not born for the sole purpose getting married to someone. That is so very primitive. You maggots should join your fellow nutters in the middle east. You are so very medieval. Whether Dambisa is married or not does not subtract from her knowledge and professional achievements.

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  84. Sampa, please go back to school. Currency rebasing has no economic value-period. Please show us the benefits. This thing-rebasing will cost Zambia-US$200million.?? Can Sampa tabulate the benefits please??

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  85. Miles Sampa has a very short memory. Miles Sampa has said precious little about the widespread persecution of opposition leaders under the rule of his uncle Michael Sata. As we speak the PF government has instructed the registrar of societies to deregister the largest opposition party in Zambia and thereby create 53 by-elections. It is this same Miles Sampa and his uncle that led the expropriation of Zamtel assets from a foreign investor. It is under the PF government that a foreign investor recently lost his life in Maamba over minimum wage policy. The PF regime is polluting the justice system by suspending and retiring Judges for being independent. How can foreign investment be protected in such an environment? Miles, please shut up.

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  86. #89 YOU ARE PIG MANUAL FOR NOW.YOU MUST ENGAGE HAMIYANZE IN AN INTELLIGENT WAY.DIVERTING REAL ISSUES TO NON IS FOOLISH.I COME ON THIS SITE TO DEBATE REAL ISSUES NOT HATE SPEECH THAT YOU DO.UNFORTUNATELY FOR YOU YOU ARE TOO DULL TO ENGAGE ME IN VERY INTELLIGENT DEBATE.PLEASE IF YOUR CLAIMS ARE TRUE ON NUMBER 89 PLEASE HELP YOUR FRIEND TO GO TO COURT.IF YOU HAVE NO MONEY PLEASE COME TO MY OFFICE.

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  87. Miles sample is a glorified katondo street currency trader. He is no financial expert. His real qualification is in tomato marketing. He studied agriculture economics at unza.

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  88. Miles Sampa, Dr. Moyo has nothing to gain or lose in your Pathetic government, she is comfortable where she is. She is simply trying to give you timely and friendly advice, take it or leave it at your own peril.

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  89. The killings of Chinese and the civil unrest that has followed the stupid minimum wage enactment in addition to the president’s erratic and bizzare behaviour in and outside the country are without any doubt acts that point to an unstable economic playground that scares away investors.
    I would like Sampa himself to tell us the positives this administration has scored thus far! Moyo’s critisism was factual, one has to be dull in the most extreme not to realise that.
    And this Zondwe CNP language of, and quote: “personal anger, frustrations and disappointments” STINKS TO THE VERY HEAVENS ABOVE. Being realigned 3 times inside 1 year is to me what amounts to frustrations, personal anger and bukuba or kupusa.

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  90. The reason everybody thinks this government is disorganised is that the president has never taken time to address the nation on the state of affairs. He is so scared of holding a press conference to give direction to the country. What we are seeing are statements from ministers which later are retracted by other ministers. It is so difficult to tell whether anyone is telling us the truth. Right now we do not know what is government policy because statements keep on being withdrawn. Why is the president not holding a press conference to give policy direction to the nation? Who can buy what Sampa is saying? After all he is Sata’s nephew and he will defend anything that borders on questioning Sata’s governance style. PF, own up and show us the way or else you are appearing to be clueless.

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  91. Professionals like Dambisa and myself are better off staying away from building the zambian economy becoz of PF cadres mentality of thinking.

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  92. Those who are critical of Dambisa Moyo should read the predictions of Valentine Musakanya in the book “Musakanya Papers”. The papers were written long before Dambisa sucked milk from her mother. Musakanya had even a talk to Dambisa’s parents who were at UNZA in August 1969.

    Goodluck and see if Mailoshi Sampa is a truthful leader who means well for Zed.

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  93. The reason why Dambisa has attaracted so much criticism and harsh comments is that she chose to exagerrated her thesis during the lecture without substantiating with facts. First of all, when she claimed that investors are running away from the country as they are scared of investing in Zambia due to inconsistent policies, etc, she should have taken time to highlight a few examples of investors who have run away, or those who intended to come to Zambia but are scared. Simillarly, when she criticised SI 13 of 2012 on the use of the Kwacha as the only legal tender in the country, she should have gone further and give examples of countries where one can go and use the Kwacha, tho it is no legal tender there, she could also have spelled out the negative implications.

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  94. But because she based her harch criticism on personal inconviniences of going to Livingstone and finding its no longer the provincial capital makes her comments subjective and not based on fact or objective analysis. Furthermore, her failure to highlight anything that Government has done well and then advising in a construcive manner has rendered her another political cadre of a known tribal grouping who have divorced themselves from relaity and only see the bad side of this Government. No one is doubting her education, acclaimed or not but she used it wrongly here, or she allowed her individual feelings and sentiment to crowd her objective reason! Put simply, she sounds a UPND bitter cadre and that species is not that respected nowadays because of failure to reason objectively! sorry Doc!

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  95. @ ZEB MPINGAJIRA , iwe tombah nokoh intombelela why should dambisa highlight what we know.fyonse ifyalandile fyachine mind you she is a woman of substance tawaishiba

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  96. By the way, whether one is allegedly highly educated and internationaly aclaimed, it does not mean that they can not make a mistake and whatever they say has to be taken as gospel, hook, line and sinker. Fact is, dr. Dmabisa Moyo, with due respect erred on her lecture for not being balanced, she painted a picture that no economic policy the PF Government has taken makes sense. And yet, the stabilisation of the Kwacha has been attributed to SI 13 of 2012 which outlawed use of foreign currency in local transations. To all intents and purposes, this is a good move that she should have appaluded if she was objective. As a result of this apparent bias, even criticism that may have been fair has been dismissed as being biased criticism based on hatred and narrow political considerations.

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  97. Elyo Nabuka,
    I will not reward you with sarcasm lest I sink to your level. When you are offering constructive criticism, you muct first something that someone is doing right and then suggest how they can improve on the same. Now, for this acclaimed woman of substance, which I dont dispute to misdirect herself are just launch a lecture that sounds more like a UPND Press statement with William Tekere Banda, Senior Advisor to the President and Head of Security providing security, was unfortunate, that is where she erred. Contrast this with Prof. Muna Ndulo’s comment son the constitution, people are only debating the substance because the learned legal mind remained objective, stuck to the facts and offered suggestions! Do you need counselling???

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  98. @ Maxwell, I don’t waste time on people with little minds. You think I don’t know Mr Hambilwi aba na? even you I know you…just wait.

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  99. There is a dangerous power vacuum in the organizational hierarchy of the PF government. The Vice – President is powerless and under engaged. Sata has instead vested power in malcontents such as GBM, Mmembe  and the likes of  Miles.

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  100. Dambisa is an UNZA drop out, an economic refuge who couldn’t cut it here. Miles could’t tabulate facts coz she argued with non, she finds as a waste the conversion of L/stone into a national tourists capital and moving the provincial capital to Choma. Isms do bring progress, look at the west where the likes of Dambisa are eulogised as heroes; they are in both hell and high water with the Economy. Bail out after Bail out.

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  101. @ MR HAMIYANZE we know that you paid to talk nonsense. Go and check in any bank today. the Kwacha that Gained value briefly has again started falling. Instead demonising the young lady just state your facts. The single digit inflation rate was first attained during Mwanawasa’s time. Infact the CSO had to change some valuables for it to reduce under the current Government. If same valuables were used the inflation rate could have been higher. I’m afraid Mr. Sampa is telling a lie. His hands are not full. It it were true results could have been seen. The Dangote Cement factory in Lufwanyama was negotiated for by RB.

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  102. @ 116 HEYA Great observation! The PF cadres on this blog are nasty and angry. As far as they are concerned Ndambisa is nuts and deserves all their insults for saying what she said. Did Ndambisa insult any of them the way they are insulting her? If it’s because of her failing tot state the facts, as claim, would that have infuriated them to the point of pouring all sorts of insults on her? Why wouldn’t they state the facts to the contrary to prove her wrong? Ndambisa is not answerable to the Zambian people. The PF government is. It was with that understanding that they were voted into power. Is this how irresponsible and immature these PF officials are. They sound more like a bunch of thieves and criminals … totally uncivilized.

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  103. @ 116 HEYA Great observation! The PF cadres on this blog are nasty and angry. As far as they are concerned Ndambisa is nuts and deserves all their insults for saying what she said. Did Ndambisa insult any of them the way they are insulting her? If it’s because of her failing tot state the facts, as they seem to claim, would that have infuriated them to the point of pouring all sorts of insults on her? Why wouldn’t they state the facts to the contrary to prove her wrong? Ndambisa is not answerable to the Zambian people. The PF government is. It was with that understanding that they were voted into power. Is this how irresponsible and immature these PF officials are. They sound more like a bunch of thieves and criminals … totally uncivilized.

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  104. Dambisa is a drive by economist. If she were serious about Zambia as a country, she has enough credibility to engage any ruling party. Yet she chooses to be a cadre. There are some things a person of Dambisa’s stature must not say, and it is exactly what she said. Therein lies the difference between wisdom and knowledge. Dr. Moyo has a lot of knowledge, zero wisdom!

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  105. Instead of engaging in personal attacks or petty comments,what Miles should have done is to outline the economic facts which Dambisa could have apparently left out.He should have dissected what economic fundamentals or policies the PF have put in place that will translate into jobs,poverty reduction,etc.Miles talking about doing his PHD and all added nothing to dispell Dambisa’s sentiments on PF.Frankly PF is cranking ecomically and not adding the much expected value to Zambians.

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  106. Dr. Moyo ought to have known better and not fall into the trap the likes of Dr. Hansungule have over the years…keep intellectual process as far as possible from politics you will continue to earn kudos she could have generically spoken about some of the economic downsides to debasement or de-dollarisation or indeed how political priorities can deter development without ever mentioning PF. But then again book education doesnt always make one streetwise.

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  107. Countrymen, what Dambisa said is just ‘tongue in the cheek’ humour and we need not crucify her. The fact that RB had feted her is just a recognition of Zambian talent in the diaspora. Sampa overreacted and Zambia stands to gain to have Dambisa be used to woo investors. Let us not throw away the baby with the bath water

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  108. Mushota ati a couple of books here and there,have you ever even written a journal article or just an article in 1 of the local newspapaers…infact obviously u ve never even written an academic paper like a thesis/dissertation because some of this MBAs/MSCs u dont need to write a thesis/dissertation but u get them and even get awarded exemptions then u go to compare yourself with a graduate from Oxford/Harvard.Kwena ulifontini Mushota nshatalamonapo.CIMA/ACCA isukulu this semster u r at ZCAS,Tomorrow at ZIBIC th other day at PASWELL next studying from yr bedroom because u r just repeating the papers u ve been failing for the past 2 to 4 exam sitings ati am educated.PhD the ones u do frm yr bedrum

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