Former Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has observed the need for government to calm the business community after the August 11th general elections.
Dr. Musokotwane is advising whoever will become republican President in August to come out strongly and make an assurance that stability will be sustained in government policy.
In an interview Dr. Musokotwane who served as Cabinet Minister under the MMD government has suggested that the business community both in Zambia and abroad should be assured that the policy inconsistencies that have been witnessed in the last five years will not happen again.
Dr. Musokotwane states that this will also entail that whenever government announces any policy change, going forward, it should be a decision that has been thought through carefully.
He says this is with the view of not giving an impression that government is experimenting.
Dr. Musokotwane says he also expect whoever will become the republican president after this year’s general elections to focus on stabilizing the mining sector.
He says this is besides making the Country’s Agriculture sector competitive to the extent of producing for exports.