By Son Mumbi
Could the life of a person who lived "kuma yard" in the mines during the ZCCM era be seen as middle class? The reason I am interested in this question is because I think it had distinctive...
By Wesley Ngwenya It is now six months since Rupiah Banda was supposedly
elected the President of the Republic of Zambia. Having
undertaken such a huge responsibility on behalf of the Zambian people, it is only fair to give...
AS the past events progressed culminating in the final resignation of Communication and Transport minister Dora Siliya yesterday, serious questions have been asked about the porosity of the Republican Constitution in dealing with constitutional breaches.
In particular, questions have been...
By Henry Kyambalesa
The clause in the Mung’omba draft constitution which seeks to make provincial ministers part of the Zambian cabinet by the Commissioners to the Executive Committee of the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) chaired by Michael Mabenga can...
By Pezzy Kudakwashe
We are going through tough times. My heart bleeds for the many innocent Zambians who will go without food during this time of financial crisis. It aches
for those who will die from the combination of...
By Wesley Ngwenya
Here are a few reasons why we continue having poverty in
Zambia. The list is not exhaustive and each item could be a
dissertation on its own. Getting rid of poverty in a developing country like Zambia...
By Milimo Moyo, New York
Dr. Dambisa Moyo has revealed that she is scheduled to visit Zambia next week to speak to the government about aid-related issues raised in her popular new book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working...
By Beston Chitala
ZESCO, a monopolistic power utility, has consistently asserted that it does not operate profitably on account of low tariffs to justify the tariffs hike. The 66% tariff will be introduced with “approval” from the Bank Governor...
I remember being at the 2008 Miss.
NIPA function at Smugglers in Ridgeway, hosting a couple of American friends from California talking about Barack Obama and the US election.
Through out the world, the 2008 elections of Barack Obama and John Mccain brought American politics in a whole different light. For the first time in history, a black was this close to becoming the most powerful man on earth.
Think about it, the man went against all odds and truly changed the course of history and every black man, Obama’s election was an endorsement on the Black race. It meant recognition that Black people are able to do it and in no other place than a place best known for committing the worst known atrocities to the black race.
The President and his cabinet ministers are undoubtedly the most powerful men and women in our country. These people are responsible for implementing policy, driving the economy
and controlling Zambia’s meager resources. The President at the helm is the overall Chief Executive Officer of the land.
In Zambia, especially, he is so powerful so much so that he is literally revered and somewhat admired by friends and foes alike. How should this powerful man together with his team govern the country?