On 28th March, News Diggers published my article titled, “Foot and Mouth Disease, drought and a harsh economy: a triple tragedy for the livestock markets and trade in Zambia”. In this article, I elucidated how these factors have disrupted livestock markets and trade. Those who wish to follow the story and participate in the discourse can find the article on this link https://diggers.news//guest-diggers/2019/03/28/foot-and-mouth-disease-drought-and-a-harsh-economy-a-triple-tragedy-for-livestock-markets-and-trade-in-zambia/. As if disease, drought, and a harsh economy have not crippled livestock markets enough, the Zambia Electricity Supply Cooperation (ZESCO) has made an application to the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) seeking for authority to increase electricity tariffs by a weighted average rate of 113% and 213% for connection fees (ERB 2019). It should be noted that drought,…...

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