Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Bank of Zambia Governor urges Zambians to take the Covid-19 vaccine

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Bank of Zambia Governor Christopher Mvunga has urged Zambians to take the Covid-19 vaccine to enable the nation to become more productive.

Speaking when he and the deputy governors got vaccinated yesterday morning, Mr. Mvunga said the ability to change the direction of the Covid-19 Pandemic depends on all Zambians as individuals.

Mr. Mvunga said wearing masks, washing hands regularly, reducing public gatherings, and staying 1 meter apart from others help reduce chances of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but the measures are not enough.

“As advised by the Ministry of Health, vaccines will work with our immune system making it ready to fight the virus should we be exposed,” he said.

He noted that a growing body of evidence further suggests that fully vaccinated persons are less likely to be infected.

“The Ministry of Health has shared a lot of information through their sensitization programs regarding the myths associated with the vaccine. We are therefore all encouraged to acquaint ourselves with that information, the Governer noted.

He added that after the vaccination, people will be able to do things that they stopped doing because of the pandemic.

“As you are already aware, the domestic economy contracted by 3.0 percent after recording 20 consecutive years of positive growth. This was mainly related to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 shock, particularly in the wholesale and retail trade, education, construction as well as tourism sectors,” he said.

He further said the recession was, however, less severe than earlier anticipated due to the strong performance in the agriculture, information, and communication, as well as mining sectors.

“I, therefore, urge all Zambians to take the vaccine to enable us to become more productive as a nation,” he said.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Look at this drunkard of cadre…now he is being involved in political health matters instead on focus on the economy no wonder Tito of SA is laughing at you clowns.

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  2. The Governor of BOZ has been hiding while Rome is burning. Chris Mvunga should leave Covid 19 matters to the Ministry of Health and urgently attend to Monetary Policy issues. Mvunga should tell us how much Money he has printed to finance Elections? Did Mvunga see the whole VEEP dishing out money to buy votes in Solwezi? Doesn’t Mvunga know that this reckless Printing of Money is fueling inflation. When Tito Mboweni talked of the Zambian Economy being in “incapable hands”. This is what he meant. Chris Mvunga is one of the “incapable hands” destroying the Zambian Economy. With such incompetencies and “incapable hands ” the Zambian Economy is doomed post August 12,2021.

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  3. You are supposed to be talking about the money being given about aimlessly not on health matters

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  4. The Govt Spokesman Dora Siliya condemned Tito Mboweni, the South African Minister of Finance for saying that the Zambian Economy cannot recover anytime soon becoz it is in “incapable hands “. Chris Mvunga is one of the “incapable hands ” that he was referring to. The Governor of BOZ is talking about Covid-19 instead of addressing Monetary Policy issues. Mvunga should leave Covid-19 issues to MOH and deal with the Exchange Rate, Inflation,Money Supply etc. We have seen money being splashed left,right and Centre but there is no word from Governor of BOZ. Tito Mboweni is right with such incompetent and “incapable” Managers and Policymakers the Zambian Economy cannot recover.

  5. Sometimes its best to keep silent on matters beyond ones capacity and focus on retail banking cum central banking…the shoes are over size for the youngman…..

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  6. That is why Tito Mboweni said the Zambian Economy is not in Capable hands. The Governor of BOZ wakes up from slumber and the first thing he talks about is Covid 19 Vaccine and not Monetary Policy issues. On Chris Mvunga’s watch we have seen huge amounts of Money being dished out to buy votes, Money being donated to Churches and various “Empowerment” Groups etc. Where is all this Money coming from? Is BOZ Printing huge amounts of Money? Where is this illicit Money coming from? This supply of Money to the Economy is highly inflationary. What is Mvunga doing to mitigate inflation? Tito Mboweni is dead right when he says Zambia’s Economy is in “incapable hands”. It’s so true!

  7. All the doubts have been resolved by the health minister. The minister has shared enough information, I don’t think so Zambians will be scared to take the vaccine.

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  8. Zambia is on the path of development. We all must work together to help our economy to grow, and no coronavirus could ever stop us to fulfilling our dreams. The Covid-19 vaccine is a must for our protection.

  9. The Ministry of Health has taken the right decision to share a lot of information through their sensitization programs regarding the myths associated with the vaccine. As there are several fake stories running on social media platforms ahead of elections.

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  10. We must appreciate President Lungu for doing a commendable job during the pandemic. Due to the hard work of him and his government, the economy of Zambia is growing.

  11. Mr. Mvunga said it right, wearing masks, washing hands, etc. will no longer protect us from the virus. Taking the Covid-19 Vaccine is important.

  12. Yes, it is a fact that people with high immunity systems get less affected by the deadly virus. And the vaccine does exactly the same, it will make our immunity strong so that we would have less effect of the virus.

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  13. No doubt, Zambia successfully defeated the second wave of the Covid-19. But, no one knows when the third wave will rise as the deadly virus is still existing.

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  14. The Covid-19 vaccine is the only solution for the deadly virus, entire Zambia must take it without any fear.

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