Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has called on President Edgar Lungu to call for a press briefing where he would offer policy directions on a number of issues facing the nation.
Mr Tayali said Zambia has now reached a stage where the President needs to intervene on a number of issues to give policy direction.
“We have seen in the past that, whenever the President speaks out on something, people jump, the markets including exchange rates are prompted,” he said in a statement.
He said while the inflation rate seems to have performed well in the last month recording 22.20 percent in March of 2016 from 22.90 percent in February of 2016, there seem to be a shrouded policy direction on other economic factors.
“There is a lot of speculations on fuel, mealie meal, fiscal policy, Govt borrowing and its repayment plans, loadshedding, national security as we go towards the elections, among other issues,” he said.
He added, “People seem to be anxious on what the future holds. The opposition, on the other hand, are taking advantage of the situation to feed people unverified or imaginative information.”
Mr Tayali observed that due to obscure information, the debates in the country are rather emotional because people are merely speculating.
“It is, therefore, imperative that the President steps in and put the country on the right course on policy for all citizens to follow.”