ECONOMIST Trevor Simumba says the bad headlines, State House official scandals, among other issues are sending a wrong signal to the IMF. And Simumba says President Hakainde Hichilema must reset his government to show that he believes in the rule of law, accountability and transparency. Meanwhile, Simumba has described government’s statement that it has no Plan B away from the IMF programme as wrong and scary. In an interview, Simumba said the IMF was observing all the happenings in the country and wondering if Zambia had indeed transformed to a nation which upheld the rule of law. “The thing is this, the people who make the decisions at the IMF in terms of these programmes it’s the executive board. And…...

To continue reading this premium content, login to your account or Subscribe to our ePaper using the buttons below.
Log In Subscribe