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Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka
Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka

Economics Association of Zambia President Dr. Lubinda Habazoka has proposed that if the International community really wants to help Africa, aid should come in form of support towards the construction of factories and also protection of mineral resources.

Dr. Habazooka says the international community should help end Illicit financial flows and exploitation of mineral resources and Africa won’t need aid.

He said giving handouts as opposed to job creation makes aid not sustainable for Africa.

Dr. Habazoka has noted that the African population needs jobs for sustainable livelihoods and not food stamps.

He said the World Bank, therefore, should shift its support from funding vague projects to funding construction of actual factories for value addition and import substitution in African countries.

“Jobs and not free money is what Africa wants”, said Dr. Habazoka who said Africa never had a marshal plan after independence.

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  1. STOP ASKING FOR AID. MAKE YOUR OWN MONEY. WHY CANT YOU BUILD YOUR OWN FACTORIES IF YOU THINK THEY ARE IMPORTANT? YOU WANT AN AIRLINE INSTEAD OF FACTORIES, TELL YOUR PARTY LEADERS (PF) TO BUILD FACTORIES INSTEAD OF BUILDING HOUSES FROM STOLEN MONEY. YOU REMEMBER THOSE MANY HOUSES WITHOUT THE OWNER, THAT ENOUGH RESOURCES TO BUILD A FACTORY.

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  2. The problem African leaders rig elections and fail to rig the vision. It’s possible to create factories and industries with our own resources but who is interested in creating those industries when the leadership is preoccupied with stealing the little we have? We should stop blaming the donors and blame ourselves.

    We need visionary leadership not PF.

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  3. I always wonder what type of learnt men ad leaders we hv in Africa, are they cursed tht they fail to think ad direct the continent to prosperity. At now the whole Africa it’s only Rwanda President Kagema. We sit on wealth bt we fail to think, bt asking for aid from foreigners. Now it’s even worse, roads, bridges, schools etc are being built by foreign aid.
    Africa is over 50years old frm colonial independence bt we still asking for aid frm our former slave drivers. We don’t need any form of aid, we hv resources if properly utilised e.g. like wht they Arabs in Dubai are doing, they a not doing it with aid frm the West bt frm the resources they hv. Same resources look at Nigeria, whr is the money going?
    The problem with us we want investors, frm our resources we can’t be investors bt…

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  4. Africa must refrain from aid in whatever form. Africans needs to have a metamorphosis of mind and think about what makes western countries successful and do likewise or better. The mines and factories this guy is talking about can be done by the Africans themselves why should western countries come and get all the mineral resources as well as profits on top of that out of this country whilst we keep a minuscule part in salaries as well as toxic substances polluting our waters, air and land? Come on habazoka we can do better.

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  5. This african crying for aid, come on get off your backside and WORK, Europe and america NOW china does not need any apology to make for their business prowess, you should find a way to win business negotiations too, not always on the losing end, in business its either the seller lose or the buyer lose, there is only one winner in business. what africans should have fought for is reparations, but our independence foe fathers were over excited over their newly acquired political power, and forgot about negotiating for economic power,

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  7. The man is talking sense again but getting ridiculed by people who don’t want to or can’t think deeper. His emphasis is not on Aid but on the form of aid.

    There’s a big difference between a hand out and a hand up. Skill transfer is more vital for African development than anything else. If indeed Africa holds the majority of the world’s resources then what is stopping us from manufacturing value added products? Why are there still high trade barriers in the EU and worldwide for African products? You don’t need a docotrate to see that more jobs and sustainable growth is the result if we had industries.

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  8. So this is when our educated Economist has realised this.What is the value of such an education when we can’t take the lead in decision making.Industralisation has always been the key bro and not these shopping malls full of foreign stuff

  9. Most western aid is already in the form of projects …… no body can trust people like lungu with money

    Just advertise ministerial jobs in western countries, those voted MPs can deputise…..as ministers 90% of them are a total shambles only looking out to enrich them selves.
    Let ministers be employed on merit with set targets not voted in ,

    Even as MP for their respective regions most have failed to do anything.

  10. I did not expect a doctor in economics and a chairman for Economics Association of Zambia to pass such a message. If Doctor Habazoka has nothing to say he should keep quite. Such approach to Zambia issues would discourage potential prospective candidates to take PHD in economics. I reserve other comments.

  11. Whn the Economics Association of Zambia meets nxt, the first agenda item should be to relieve Habazoka of the presidency.

  12. If diasporan africans were to build a nation it might look like Israel, better than the USA but not better than German. This mister Doctor would be a cleaner in the hospital.

  13. Not surprising coming from this Russian trained fat boy….the same moron that didn’t see anything wrong with borrowing!!

  14. This guy is an i.di.o.t. how can you ask the thief in the name of international community to come and protect your resources? aid is simply there to make us so dependent on the donors and stop using our brains. The sooner we discover that aid is not good for us, the faster we will start using our scopodononono. As it stands, any African country that receives aid is a puppet to the country which provides that aid. N.G.O has been around for the past 30 years, can you visit the AP areas in which they operate and bring us success stories. Go there and all you will see is extreme levels of poverty. They are here to promote our poverty levels.

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