FORMER commerce minister Bob Sichinga has challenged the Zambia Statistics Agency and the Bank of Zambia to offer a plausible explanation regarding reduced inflation amid rising commodity prices, arguing that the figures being given are questionable. In an interview, Wednesday, Sichinga said Zambians needed a plausible explanation, describing what was obtaining as an unusual phenomena. “The first remarks that I would like to make to that is that the responsibility is between the Central Statistics Agency and Bank of Zambia to offer us a plausible explanation where you have got rising prices but lowering inflation. In economics, we would call it an unusual phenomena. It is an unusual phenomena, the question is what is responsible for it? That is the…...

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