I have tried to contact my friends in the intelligence community by making appointments but to no avail hence my coming out publicly on this important subject of current national interest. Zambia has had three major battles it has won, the first was the removal of the repressive white rule in 1964, the second the Rhodesia Boer war won in 1980 with Zimbabwe’s liberation where I personally participated and the last was the Zambian people’s triumph over Comrade KK 27 years rule over Zambia in 1991.
The continued incarceration of HH cannot pass without comment for those of us who have experienced war and value peace for continued prosperity of our children, grand children and nation.
Without prejudice, and having been a World Bank staff member, there is no doubt that unnecessary high political risks have been rising in the international community by putting HH in prison for charges which are unclear and do not appear to warrant a treasonable charge.
In addition to the Euro Bond debt repayment obligations, high political risks are a major contributing factor to a bad cash crisis in people’s homes, as investor are extremely sensitive to such risks and I am afraid that Zambia needs a sustained cash inflow from the international community, multilateral, bilateral and private sector investment for the country to register reasonable growth levels which must not be inhibited by unreasonable macro policy actions.
I witnessed the unfortunate violence that took place recently at Memorial Park. We were in the presence of dignitaries from Malawi, such as Hon. Mlanda Chiume, former Minister and now MP for Nkhata Bay. It was a very sad day for all of us mourners. If such things are not checked, violence may escalate in future.
The way things stand, I can only think of one person who can mediate in this crisis and it comrade KK. Sorry your Excellency to take you back from retirement, but we seem to have reached a point of no return and are now faced with reducing returns to scale.
George T. Sikazwe