Ex-Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) president, Lubinda Haabazoka, has accused government of alleged preference for foreign experts on matters of the economy instead of its own citizens who were well educated and versed in various fields.
Haabazoka wondered why some Zambians succumbed to ideas from the West while there were capable and well qualified Zambians who could offer government solutions even on matters of debt management.
He conceded that while it was true that those charged with the responsibility of running the affairs of the nation should have control, they should do so with the full consensus from citizens.
“If a person is entrusted to look after a country, such a person should not even sleep. They should have control on how the country moves but they need people’s consensus,” he said on Friday during the launch of a book titled “China in Africa: The Zambian story.”
The book was authored by ex-diplomat and journalist, Anthony Mukiwta.
He also questioned the policy of declaring US$5,000 when entering the country when the nation needed funds, arguing that the restrictions could, perhaps, be placed when taking the money out.
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