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Friday, December 3, 2021

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The good, the bad and the alarming: Hichilema’s first 100 days in Zambia

By Sishuwa Sishuwa Today marks exactly 100 days since Hakainde Hichilema was inaugurated as president of Zambia. After a decade and half in opposition, the leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) defeated the incumbent Edgar Lungu in...

Rating President Hakainde Hichilema’s 100 Days in Office

By Sean Tembo - PeP President 1. Economy: Putting Zambia on an IMF programme is bad for the country. Already, electricity and fuel prices will go up. Additionally, giving the mines a mineral royalty tax holiday when copper prices are...

The talk by the government of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations frightening

By Fred M'membe While I strongly encourage and urge everyone to vaccinate, I find the talk by the government of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations frightening. Let's persuade, plead with our people to take COVID-19 vaccinations, but let's avoid blackmailing them into...

Who’s Behind President Hichilema’s Agenda to Kill INDENI, Increase Price of Fuel and Electricity?

By Kapya Kaoma It is said, "Lie to me once, shame upon you. Lie to me twice, shame upon me." So when I read Fumba Chama A.K.A. Pilato’s case why the Central Bank Governor should not raise the fuel and...

The 100 days of President HH Administration: Successes and Failures -An Independent Analysis

By Kalima Nkonde STORY HIGHLIGHTS The change in power in Zambia has brightened the nation's economic prospects. Zambia's new president, Hakainde Hichilema, is turning the nation's economic fortunes around. (Bloomberg News) The unending finger pointing by HH to fail past...

Don’t Close Indeni, it Posts Dividends through IDC, it’s not a Loss-Making Company

By Dr Lubinda Haabazoka Economist, Researcher, Consultant, Academician We have received the news with shock that the government has put Indeni on care and maintenance which is a route usually to liquidation or privatization of a company. Many Zambians might not...

Stop the self-approbation that Africa’s trade, investment and development will come from Africa

By Edward Chisanga You’re not African if you dispraise Africa When writing about Africa and Africans you often must say what they want to hear in order to be on their side. If you don’t, you’re branded as Africa’s enemy even...

HH has not secured a single bilateral trade agreement in all the five trips that he has undertaken so far

By Sean Tembo - PeP President 1. It is important for a Republican President to undertake trips to foreign countries provided such trips are substantially beneficial to Zambia. Kindly note my use of the term “substantially beneficial” as opposed...

Responding to Emmanuel Mwamba Over Allowances

By Thabo Kawana I have noted with gratitude the article on sitting allowances written by my good friend who not too long ago was a civil servant himself and now a politician. I want to make it clear that what I...

DO NOT REMOVE the subsidies before FIXING the economy

By Fumba Chama AKA Pilato The indication by the Central Bank Governor to raise the fuel and electricity tariffs is and was expected. It was expected because for a long time we knew that these were subsidized costs. The real...
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