Haabazoka vows to inject new life into EAZ

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Dr Haabazoka being interviewed by ??? channel of Russia recently
The newly elected Economics Association of Zambia President Lubinda Haabazoka has vowed to resuscitate the association.

Dr Haabazoka observed that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to bring the Association back to its old vibrant self.

He noted that the Economics profession in Zambia which has been shadowed by Accountants.

Dr Haabazoka was voted in as EAZ President during the Association’s Annual General Meeting held at the COMESA Secretariat last week on Saturday.

Dr Habazooka who is Head of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Zambia Executive Director takes over from Dr. Chrispin Mphuka.

Dr Haabazoka polled 145 votes against Trevor Hambayi’s 29 votes and Shula Kampamba’s 4 votes to become the new EAZ President.

Dr Austin Mwange, a Lecturer at ZCAS University in the faculty of Accounting, Economics and Finance was voted in as the association’s Deputy President.

Mutisunge Zulu who is an Economist and Finance specialist serving as an Energy and Infrastructure Credit Lead at Stanbic Bank is the new National Secretary while Dr Valentine Mwanza was voted in as National Treasurer.

Dr. Valentine Mwanza is a Former Regional Manager for Zambia Open University and University of Zambia Development Studies Lecturer and will be deputized by Head of Research at ZCAS University –Dr. Kwesi Sakyi.

Bank of Zambia Senior Economist and Statistician Philippe Masengo, Securities and Exchange Commission Analyst Benson Mwelili and Auditor at the Auditor General’s Office Lubinda Sinyani are the new Committee members for EAZ.

Dr Haabazoka said he will work with his new team to see to it that the Economics profession is fully legislated.

He said this will ensure that all practicing economists in Zambia pay a mandatory subscription fee to the EAZ.

Dr Haabazoka said this is one of the way in which the association would become Self sustaining.

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    • However, making practising economists in Zambia pay a mandatory subscription fee to the EAZ will come with its own challenges. world over economists are not affiliated to mandatory bodies its always voluntary or a fraternity arrangement. This will restrict critical thinking, innovation, thinking outside the box, and much more which modern economics has grown to be thus far. From the classicals to the Keynesians to the neo classical s, Monetarists, and neo Keynesian and now the mainstream economics restrictions were not imposed hence great thinkers arose and changed the world economics landscape.

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    • Dr Haabazoka observed that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to bring the Association back to its old vibrant self. He noted that the Economics profession in Zambia which has been shadowed by Accountants. Very True this must change for the better…
      Congratulations to my lecturer for steering the association in the last executive Dr. Chrispin Mphuka.

      Congratulations to my lecturer Dr. Valentine Mwanza
      Congratulations to my LinkedIn connection Philippe Masengo,
      and Congratulations all newly elected members of EAZ.

      The Economist!

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    • The new executive has more PHD members hope this will be for the good of the institution.

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  1. The Doc is level headed in his comments on the economic current affairs of the nation. Congratulations on your election!

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  2. Do not legislate the profession for the sake of fees. An affiliation fee should be sufficient. The committee should find ways to raise funds.

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  3. It’s a good idea, and it will be better to start affiliation from the student point of moulding and economist so that they are watched and built.

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  4. talks are sweet. How much time do we need to give you, to see the results? I am an end result manager.

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