ECONOMIST Trevor Hambaye says the 0.7 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth recorded in the first quarter of 2021 is insufficient to drive an economy like Zambia. In an interview, Wednesday, Hambaye noted with concern that the measures recently announced by the government during the launch of the Economy Recovery Plan had not been fully implemented hence affecting the economic recovery plan. “In 2020, the country was trying to implement the Economic Recovery Program (ERP), this was meant to firstly, try to mitigate the impact of COVID, and secondly to try and resuscitate the economy for recovery post COVID. None of those ERP’s measures that were announced have been fully implemented, and we continue to see all the metrics that…...

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