John Deere and Opportunity International Announce Competition for Digital Solutions to Farming

The following press release was distributed by Opportunity International: To commemorate a century of innovation in tractors, Opportunity International partner John Deere is hosting the John Deere ICT4D Application Development Competition to improve access to tractors for African farmers. They’re … Continued

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The following press release was distributed by Opportunity International: To commemorate a century of innovation in tractors, Opportunity International partner John Deere is hosting the John Deere ICT4D Application Development Competition to improve access to tractors for African farmers. They’re inviting developers from Africa to build the digital solutions that will shape the next century. Making use of agriculture and technology in creative and unconventional ways will help improve access to affordable mechanization services for smallholder farmers in Africa. This is important because the majority of the world’s poor share one profession: farming. Addressing the needs of smallholder farmers will have a long-term impact on poverty. The World Bank estimates that agricultural development is “two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the very poor than growth in other sectors.†Not only is this a high-impact sector, it’s also a large one. Farmers account for more than 30 percent of the global working-age population, and most of them live in poor countries. For example, Africa is home to a quarter of the world’s farmland, but generates only 10 percent of all crops produced globally. In Opportunity’s experience, most African farmers are operating at just 40 percent of their potential capacity. Crop production remains low because the majority of food producers are smallholder farmers who lack access to financial services, farming inputs such as improved seeds and fertilizers, agricultural training, fair crop markets, and mechanization, to transition from subsistence farming to economically and commercially active farming. We expect the competition to help shape and develop solutions for African farmers. It’s an important challenge that will have an impact on Africa. Since teamwork is a big part of what has made John Deere successful, they are looking for applications from teams of three (3) to five (5) people, with at least one female, to register and compete. Winners will be featured at the ICT4D 2018 Conference, attended by technology leaders from around the world. An esteemed team of judges will select (3) three finalists and announce the winning teams at the ICT4D 2018 Conference to be held in Lusaka, Zambia. The winning teams will receive USD$2,000, USD$1,000, and USD$500 for first, second and third place respectively. Applications are due here by April 19, 2018. The post John Deere and Opportunity International Announce Competition for Digital Solutions to Farming appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ZICTA Adds 4TH Mobile Company In Market

The Zambia Communications Technology and Technology Authority has finally garnered enough courage to award a fourth mobile license to UZI Mobile. UZI Mobile is owned by Unitel International Holdings B.V whose parent company is traced to the Netherlands, with connections to … Continued

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The Zambia Communications Technology and Technology Authority has finally garnered enough courage to award a fourth mobile license to UZI Mobile. UZI Mobile is owned by Unitel International Holdings B.V whose parent company is traced to the Netherlands, with connections to former Angola leader Eduardo Dos Santos daughter, Isabela. The development will close in the space dominated by MTN, Airtel and Zamtel while Vodafone has only been accorded a data licence. ZICTA made the announcement adding that UZI will provide up to 5 G technologies with about 500 jobs expected to be created on the spot. The post ZICTA Adds 4TH Mobile Company In Market appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Scantily Dressed Football Models Get Experts Talking

A communications expert has dug into the trendy ‘sexy images’ flaunted by local football clubs highlighting the possible pros and cons. Changwe Kabwe, better known from his days on the grind as a journalist at Hot FM dissects images that … Continued

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A communications expert has dug into the trendy ‘sexy images’ flaunted by local football clubs highlighting the possible pros and cons. Changwe Kabwe, better known from his days on the grind as a journalist at Hot FM dissects images that have set social media alight. Expectedly it is hard to get one view on the subject with the more conservative branding the images pornographic while the more open minded have open handedly welcomes the trend. BELOW ARE HIS VIEWS: FOOTBALL ADVERTISEMENT & SEX: ARE WE BREAKING NEW GROUNDS? Borderline offensive or outright attractive? That is a question that has occupied the minds of many social media users in Zambia since images of scantily dressed model like females clad in new football kits for some Zambian Super League sides were released. Fortress Media has bombarded our social media platforms with these images (that are sometimes hard to ignore) in a sex-tinged marketing campaign to promote selected football teams as the FAZ Super League readies to kick off on March 17th. If the objective was to draw public attention to the ladies, then surely that has been achieved but if the real objective was to increase traffic on match days, the jury is still out. What however is certain is that using sex to push a certain products or services in the market place is an old age practice that has been used with varying levels of success. In marketing terms, what these clubs are using is called a Sexual Appeal Strategy to market their clubs. This strategy sometimes involves the use of cheerleaders or bodybuilders. Hello David Beckham and his sex ads? The truth is that there is particularly nothing new about advertisement that plays on gender stereotypes. Many ads have a sexist and sometimes offensive tone or content. Remember sex sells or does it? According to John Wirtz, an advertising professor at the University of Illinois, combined data from 78 studies that examined the efficacy of sex appeal in adverts found that participants weren’t any more likely to remember a brand name or purchase a product because of raunchy billboards and infact they were more likely to view the brand negatively. Writing in the International Journal of Advertising, Prof. Wirtz said: “We found literally zero effect on participants’ intention to buy products in ads with a sexual appeal.†Does this then go to show why after 63 years of publishing nude photos, the iconic Playboy magazine in March 2016 announced a nude free edition with a PG-13 rating and a safe-for-work Playboy Now app? Does this also explain why American retailer Abercrombie stopped using shirtless models in its ads and why Axe deodorant has ditched sexual messaging in favour of positive messages of male self-acceptance? The other key element to note is that as much as the football fraternity in Zambia wants to continue fishing for fans, creatively or conventionally, it is important to do so within acceptable social norms, after all, culture has always defined the rules for what is acceptable and what gets attention and what doesn’t. A huge plus in this controversial Fortress Soccer Series campaign is the realisation (knowingly or unknowingly) that the use of females may endear the clubs to a potentially huge female market. The idea that sport is a man’s world today could be said to be as outdated as the stereotype that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. Sport has always led the way in challenging long established gender roles. Zambian football clubs should therefore seize the buzz that the campaign has created to tap into the huge economic opportunity that female fans could present. Behavioural insights agency, Canvas8 correctly predicted in its report entitled The Future Sports Fan that female fans will become equal to male fans, which seems a credible forecast, given that more Americans watched the Women’s World Cup final in 2015 than the NBA Finals or the Stanley Cup. It is however important not to pay a blind eye to the possible risks that clubs that are using sex to promote their clubs are running. There is a huge risk of the target audience perceiving the product (the club) in a negative light. Let us also not forget that some of these clubs are sponsored by leading corporate organisations who have invested heavily in brand management over the years and therefore they should worry about being associated with clubs that use sex appeal because if the spectator gets irritated by a sex ad, there is a risk that the irritation could be extended to the sponsor’s products or services. It becomes even more complicated if your club is Nkwazi or any of the clubs sponsored by the defence wings. Reports are already indicating that Kasamba Nachibanga Mushimbwa, the female cop who posed in the latest Nkwazi football club kit might have gotten into trouble with the High Command over her picture. There is always a thin line that clubs need to cautiously tread. Another golden rule in advertising worth noting is that as much as you would want to use sex to sell, please ensure that your sex is strategic. The world has seen already too many brands lamentably fail to inject sex into campaigns that have nothing to do with the product being sold. The other critical element is that from a communications point of view, football clubs ought to understand the sophistication of the modern day consumer. Football clubs as brands should understand that consumers today want personal connection to a product as much as they do sex appeal. The use of anonymous models with sex bodies is not going to grab the attention of this generation which is so accustomed to knowing every detail of the lives of celebrities they follow such as Kim Kardashian, in short, tapping into a new legion of fans using social media will demand that you do more than just using sex models. Football clubs looking to sell through seductive content are advised to use people that can command an audience’s attention way beyond sexed up images (Iris-anyone)? So whether the Fortress Soccer Series becomes a viral marketing strategy or not, the bigger question should be whether the campaign will help fill up the match venues for Nkana, Power, Warriors, NAPSA and indeed Nkwazi? I guess we will have to wait for kick off to find out. *Changwe Kabwe is an expert in media, communications and advertising with several years of practice. He is based in Lusaka, Zambia. The post Scantily Dressed Football Models Get Experts Talking appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Takes on Mwanakatwe Critics

President Edgar Lungu has sprung to the defence of newly appointed Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe that her detractors will thank him for that decision later. He said that even his ascendancy to the Presidency had people bent on scandalizing him … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has sprung to the defence of newly appointed Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe that her detractors will thank him for that decision later. He said that even his ascendancy to the Presidency had people bent on scandalizing him as a drunkard but has since proved his critics wrong. President Lungu said he was shocked some critics had gone as far as creating turbulences in the market just to prove that Mwanakatwe was not the right choice for the position of Finance Minister. “Before I became President there were people who said that Lungu is a drunkard he can’t do anything. So I would encourage her to just work hard,†he said. “When you reshuffle cabinet the way I did, there is bound to be turbulences, politically, economically. I feel sorry for her because people are saying so many poor things about her. I can only encourage her to work hard, she is equal to the task, and I have no doubt.†President Lungu relinquished Felix Mutati of the finance portfolio and appointed Mwanakatwe with some forces resisting her appointment. The post Pres. Lungu Takes on Mwanakatwe Critics appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Barclays Bank Gives Employees 9% Salary Increment

Barclays Bank PLC has awarded its employees a 9 percent salary increment across the board effective April 2018. The increment follows successful and concluded negotiations between the bank and the Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers on increased … Continued

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Barclays Bank PLC has awarded its employees a 9 percent salary increment across the board effective April 2018. The increment follows successful and concluded negotiations between the bank and the Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers on increased salaries and improved conditions for workers for 2018. Speaking during the signing of the agreement, Barclays bank PLC Managing Director Mzinga Melu said this year’s negotiations have been the quickest in the history of Barclays Bank Zambia as they were concluded and agreed within two sittings only. Melu says the 9 percent increment will apply to all the over 860 Barclays Bank Zambia workers across the country. She says the bank did not delay in concluding the negotiations as it believes in putting the people and the interest of its workers first. She has since commended union leadership at ZUFIAW for creating an enabling environment that allowed for smooth and quick negotiations. And ZUFIAW president Chingati Msiska has commended the bank for its dedication and commitment in improving the welfare of workers. Msiska says Barclays becomes the third financial institution to conclude negotiations for its workers this year. He also used the occasion to remind other financial institutions and employers who have continued to delay negotiations to quicken their processes so that workers can quickly begin enjoying the fruits of their labor. The post Barclays Bank Gives Employees 9% Salary Increment appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Right To Reply: Airtel Responds To Industrial Unrest Letter

Following publication of a letter that Airtel employees contracted through NSN were planning industrial unrest, the mobile communication firm has responded stating the company’s business model took a different turn in 2001 when it started outsourcing labour. Airtel has since … Continued

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Following publication of a letter that Airtel employees contracted through NSN were planning industrial unrest, the mobile communication firm has responded stating the company’s business model took a different turn in 2001 when it started outsourcing labour. Airtel has since distanced its business connection with NSN saying the company is solely responsible for its workers. SEE BELOW IS THE RESPONSE FROM AIRTEL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESS STATEMENT Lusaka, January 21st, 2018 Airtel Networks Zambia Plc wishes to clarify and correct misleading news reports regarding an alleged impending “Industrial Unrest at Airtelâ€. Airtel’s business model since 2011 has been that of ‘outsourcing’ as this has over the years improved the company focus on our core business and enabled the company to access expertise in various areas. It is with this background, that Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is one of our many partners that we have outsourced to do work with. Nokia Siemens Networks are therefore better positioned to comment on any matters relating to any alleged work stoppage. Issued by: The Corporate Communications Office Email: pr.ccgc@zm.airtel.com About Bharti Airtel Limited Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 394 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2017. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com. The post Right To Reply: Airtel Responds To Industrial Unrest Letter appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MTN, State House In Potential Clash Over Buffaloes, Eagles Match

MTN has filed an appeal against the directive by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission that compelled FAZ to allow City of Lusaka continue using Woodlands Stadium but the process throws one of the season ending deciding fixtures which President … Continued

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MTN has filed an appeal against the directive by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission that compelled FAZ to allow City of Lusaka continue using Woodlands Stadium but the process throws one of the season ending deciding fixtures which President Edgar Lungu is expected to watch on Saturday into jeopardy. According to ex-parte summons date stamped November 13, 2017 before the Tribunal responsible for Competition and Consumer Protection, MTN demands that the court quashes the CCPC directive granting City of Lusaka interim relief to access Woodlands Stadium until the appeal is disposed. MTN contend that the continued use of Woodlands Stadium by City of Lusaka, a club sponsored by a rival company Vodafone, violates the its rights based on the sponsorship agreement it enjoys with FAZ. President Lungu is expected to watch the FAZ Super Division concluding double header at Woodlands stadium on Saturday. The matches involve title contenders Green Buffaloes and Green Eagles while City of Lusaka hosts Red Arrows. The highly anticipated match between Buffaloes and Eagles is one of the four crucial fixtures set to decide the 2017 FAZ Super Division championship. However, a decision by the court will throw plans for the big clash on Saturday into chaos and potentially ridicule the Office of the President. MTN submits that CPCC issued the directive to FAZ without giving the firm an opportunity to be heard, a position they claim abrogates section 62 of the CPCC Act No. 24 of 2010. “… while the appellant [MTN] was given an opportunity to be heard on the Notice, the Respondent [CPCC] did not give the appellant [MTN] an opportunity to make representations regarding the interim measure or directive,†Bumi Kalala, the MTN corporate legal affairs assistant, argues. MTN contends that the company, in its agreement with FAZ, enjoys exclusive rights to both the league and national team match advertising as it is the main sponsor. The company argues it has the following rights; “(a) Stadium branding rights which allow it to place its intellectual property on a specific number of advertising boards with specified dimensions at all Super League matches; “(b) Exclusive branding rights with respect to the stadium where Super League matches are due to be played which rights are subject to prior approval of the stadium owner; “(c) The first right of negotiation with other Super League football clubs with regards to the purchasing of additional advertising space at the club’s stadia; and “(d) The right not to have any presence of its competitors within the stadium and for a radius of 200m around the stadium during Zambia National Soccer Team games.†According to the MTN legal team, the agreement with FAZ allows for other forms of advertisement in the stadia where Super League matches were concerned, but not national team matches. In a direct challenge to Vodafone who after pumping money into City of Lusaka have assumed the naming rights for Woodlands stadium, MTN aver that, “…any competitor of the Appellant [MTN] is free to offer FAZ a better sponsorship deal which becomes contractual when consummated.†As for now, MTN demand their exclusive rights because they pay FAZ for the sponsorship and that it is the common practice to enjoy the “fruit of their laborâ€. MTN argue that based on the circumstances of the case, the CPCC directive compelling FAZ to allow City of Lusaka use Woodlands Stadium with its sponsor Vodafone enjoying acres of space for advertising was illegal. “It is desirable and in the interest of justice that the decision of the Respondent [CPCC] be quashed pending appeal to the Tribunal because the Appellant’s [MTN] rights under the Agreement will be violated and rendered nugatory,†Kalala submits. If the tribunal grants the ex-parte summons before the first hearing of the appeal on December 6, City will lose the right to use Woodlands stadium and must make last minute arrangements to fulfill the next fixture due in 72 hours. Buffaloes, Zesco United, Zanaco and Nkana all have the chance to be crowned champions depending on the result of the weekend fixtures. MTN/FAZ FIXTURES FOR SUPER DIVISION WEEK 38 TO BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER, 2017 15:00 Lusaka Dynamos Vs NAPSA Stars (National Heroes Stadium) 15:00 Nchanga Rangers Vs Nakambala Leopards (Nchanga Stadium) 15:00 Kabwe Warriors Vs Power Dynamos (Godfrey Chitalu Stadium) 15:00 Nkana Vs Konkola Blades (Nkana Stadium-Live on SuperSport) 13:00 Real Nakonde Vs Nkwazi (New Stadium) Nakonde 15:00 Zesco United Vs Mufulira Wanderers (Levy Mwanawasa Stadium-Live on SuperSport) 15:00 Lumwana Radiants Vs Buildcon (Lumwana Stadium) 15:00 Zanaco Vs Forest Rangers (Sunset Stadium-Live on SuperSport) 13:00 City of Lusaka Vs Red Arrows (Woodlands Stadium) 15:00 Green Buffaloes Vs Green Eagles (Woodlands Stadium)   The post MTN, State House In Potential Clash Over Buffaloes, Eagles Match appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: Austerity Measures Without Fiscal Discipline Will Cause Unnecessary Suffering On Zambians

The irregularities that have been highlighted in the Auditor General’s report for 2017 are a clear indication of lack of fiscal discipline in Public institutions. This is despite the several pronouncements by honourable minister of finance, Felix Mutati, on government’s … Continued

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The irregularities that have been highlighted in the Auditor General’s report for 2017 are a clear indication of lack of fiscal discipline in Public institutions. This is despite the several pronouncements by honourable minister of finance, Felix Mutati, on government’s intention of promoting a solid public finance management system to support fiscal prudence and address structural challenges to stimulate economic growth. One of the pillars of the “Zambia Plus Economic Recovery Programmeâ€, which government launched in 2016, focused on improving economic and fiscal governance by raising the levels of accountability and transparency in the allocation and use of public finances. It aimed at ensuring that financial misappropriation, irregularities, fraud and corruption are curbed. However, after the successful launch and implementation of this programme, the amount of misapplication of funds has increased by about 500%, Unaccounted for funds have increased by 100%, unretired imprest has increased by about 40% as evidenced by the 2017 Auditor general’s report. The raft of austerity measures that have been put in place by government are necessary to resolve most of the economic challenges that Zambia is currently facing such as the high unemployment levels, more than 50% of the population living below the poverty line, the weak kwacha against other major tradeable currencies, high interest rates, high cost of living, persistent budget deficits and a high and unsustainable sovereign debt position of $12.5 billion representing more than 50% of our GDP. Austerity measures such as the removal of subsidies on maize, electricity and fuel should lead to a reduction in government expenditure. This should increase the availability of funds to be channeled to other more productive sectors. The marginal increase in domestic taxes such as PAYE, turnover tax, excise duty etc are supposed to help increase the amount of revenue being generated locally and address these challenges. These measures if properly implemented are also supposed to help in reducing the government appetite to borrow funds both domestically and externally and put as on trajectory towards attaining fiscal consolidation. However, this is almost impossible to achieve because of the lack of fiscal discipline in government ministries and State owned enterprises. The cost of living has increased in the last 24 months as a result of the implementation of the Zambia Plus Economic Recovery Plan. However, the revenue gains and savings that have been realized from this programme are clearly not being prudently utilized. Unless the irregularities that have been highlighted in the Auditor General’s report are resolved, these austerity measures will not help in the attainment the targets set out in the Economic Stabilization and Growth Programme. The target set out in the 2018 National Budget of “accelerating fiscal fitness for sustained inclusive growth, without leaving anyone behind†will be difficult to achieve. Instead, these measures will just cause unnecessary suffering on Zambians. Written by Blessings Kafwanka The post Opinion: Austerity Measures Without Fiscal Discipline Will Cause Unnecessary Suffering On Zambians appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Launches $50 Million Fish Project

President Edgar Lungu has launched a $50 Million fish project under the Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project. The project is themed “Zambia Aquaculture on the path of Sustainable growth. President Lungu says 1,200 fish farmers and entrepreneurs comprising 50 percent … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has launched a $50 Million fish project under the Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project. The project is themed “Zambia Aquaculture on the path of Sustainable growth. President Lungu says 1,200 fish farmers and entrepreneurs comprising 50 percent women and youth will benefit from the project. The Head of state says approximately 50,000 indirect beneficiaries will also enjoy the benefits of the projects which includes entrepreneurs in the aquaculture value chain such as fish processors, fish traders, fish transporters and employees. “I am glad that the efforts made by my Government to proactively promote aquaculture have impressively delivered results by increasing the yields from 12, 988 metric tonnes in 2012 to 30, 285 metric tonnes in 2016. “This is a pure demonstration that the country is on the right track to boost fish production which should enable the country to cut fish imports and instead promote local production for export. “Let me reaffirm my governments commitment to continue supporting fish farmers and improve the quality of production through technical support and empowering them with the necessary management skills,” he said. The post Pres. Lungu Launches $50 Million Fish Project appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: First Step To Solving Zambia’s Quagmire Of Financial Indebtedness

Blessings Kafwanka (Business & Financial Analyst) Acceptance is the starting point to finding a solution to any problem you may encounter in life. If you refuse to accept that a problem exists, it becomes virtually impossible to find a solution. … Continued

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Blessings Kafwanka (Business & Financial Analyst) Acceptance is the starting point to finding a solution to any problem you may encounter in life. If you refuse to accept that a problem exists, it becomes virtually impossible to find a solution. The next step is generating or identifying possible solutions. More often than not, there’s always someone who has gone through the challenges you are going through right now. They say “a problem shared is a problem half solved” You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Learning from the experiences of others will save you the trouble of spending time, energy and resources before you can figure out how to get out of that predicament. After that, you need to take decisive action to address that problem and bear the pain (side effects) that might arise. That said, it takes a lot of courage for political leaders to accept the consequences of their actions. In the last 6 years, Zambia’s debt has ‘ballooned’ by well over 1,000% from about US$500 million in 2011 to US$12.5 billion in 2017 representing 47% of GDP. The worst in the history of our Zambia. Additionally, there’s no clear strategy of how this debt will be dismantled, especially the Eurobonds that will fall due starting from 2022 onwards. It’s great that Hon. Felix Mutati has finally accepted that Zambia’s debt risk has moved from moderate to high. But does this government have the tenacity to take decisive action to correct this position? There are a lot of lessons that can be taken from our history. Not so long ago, late president Levy Patrick Mwanawasa’s government was faced with a quagmire of financial indebtedness similar to the one we are experiencing now. The intensity of the problem may differ, but surely, we can learn something from the way he engaged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and endured side effects of the conditions given such as wage freeze, employment freeze, zero tolerance to corruption, prosecuting erring officers in public institutions, both past & incumbent office bearers regardless of political affiliation. Late president Patrick Mwanawasa was uncompromising in his fight against corruption to an extent of allowing the prosecution of the man that played a major role in his ascendance to political power. During his tenure, we witnessed several corrupt leaders that were prosecuted and convicted without fear or favor. Today, our leaders have chosen to embrace and work with the very leaders they accused of being corrupt and mismanaging the country’s resources when they were in the opposition. The international Monetary Fund (IMF) only makes loans if deflationary policies are followed. From the inception of the current talks between the IMF and the Zambian government, a number of deflationary policies were proposed by the IMF which include: • Ban on unnecessary travel. This should be restricted to essential travel only • Reduction in government expenditure • Plans to start a new national airline should be will be differed • New infrastructure projects should be halted. The old projects may continue • Review the subsidies on agriculture and electricity tariffs – gradually shift to higher and cost reflective tariffs If receiving the US$1.3 billion concessionary loan from the IMF depends on government’s adherence to the above pre-conditions, what are the chances that the loan will be granted? How have we fared in terms of restricting unnecessary travel, reduction in government expenditure and halting new infrastructure projects? How have we fared in terms of promoting fiscal discipline in public institutions and genuinely fighting corruption? Today, the prospect of clinching a deal with the IMF looks bleak due to the high and unsustainable debt position were are in. Hon. Felix Mutati is right to accept that Zambia’s debt risk is high. But, in as much as acceptance could be the starting point to getting out of this quandary, decisive action must be taken. This might involve political leaders making tough decisions that might not resonate well with the electorate in the short term. But in the long-term, the benefits will certainly be overwhelming. ‘Long-term perspective’ is what differentiates good leaders from bad ones. “Politicians think of the next election, leaders think of the next generationâ€. The post Opinion: First Step To Solving Zambia’s Quagmire Of Financial Indebtedness appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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