Whilst an “ingenious” plan to further siphon nearly 2 million kwacha monthly in salaries and allowances for the 5 new Ministries the woes of the average citizen seem to deepen daily. Commodity prices of basic commodities have nearly doubled in the last two weeks and still rising. How then would an average Zambian make ends meet? In any country when the ruling class oppress a population into a state where they can not afford basic commodities whilst they blatantly spend on luxurious lifestyles-chartering large jets, carrying a stadium of unnecessary individuals for conferences where they are of no use, they increase their emoluments (MPs), and now create new ministries, All out of OUR taxes. This is a very dangerous way to run a country experiencing an economic debacle as it opens up the country to violent uprisings.
We would like to continue with the peace we have enjoyed for the last 50 years. But the anger and hunger levels in this country only grow by the day. This rife emotion amongst the General citizenry is a very highly flammable atmosphere in any setting. The arab spring started with a youth setting himself ablaze because even after graduating from university, he could only help himself to a tomato business that could still not sustain him and his siblings.
All of us distaste chaos, but the irresponsibility in government’s handling of issues of importance is pushing citizens in the corner. Zambians are generally very peaceful but if you push even a rabbit in a corner it will bite you. Whilst the rest of us struggle with the most basic life needs,the government decides to mock us with basically flushing money down individuals toilets than putting money in issues of national importance like setting up systems for diversification of our economy into agriculture.
By year end we would have spent about 15 million kwacha on these individuals. Money that would have gone along way in improving our agriculture sector, a sustainable source of employment and a key contributor to stabilizing our economy.But instead the government figures that efficiency of how MINISTRY’S are run is a bigger problem than the millions of Zambians sleeping hungry.
Stop driving this country into chaos and actually listen to the peoples cries. In case you are not aware, I would like to inform you that We are suffering in this country. And your irresponsibility in the decisions made as a government only stirs anger amongst the majority of Zambians. You are driving this country to a destructive end.