Will the UPND government answer the cries of the majority of Zambians who are hungry and poor, in the 2023 Budget and adequately address their cries about hunger, rent and the escalating cost of living? These Zambians, after all, voted the Patriotic Front (PF) out of government to have these human needs addressed, urgently. The World Bank has degraded us, correctly, to a very poor country, the lowest of its four-income group classification: we are now a low-income economy, or “low-income country”. This means we are among the countries of the world with the lowest income per person per year – USD1,085, or less. In the high-income countries, individual incomes are USD13,205 or more, per year, per year. The difference…...

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