POLITICAL leaders complain about criticism because they say it focuses on weaknesses, and thus, doesn’t build. Many times we hear our leaders complain that “armchair critics” just condemn without offering solutions. But there is something fundamental that they forget. Criticism comes only when someone has not done their job properly or they have failed. When citizens go to vote, they expect that the people they are electing will provide solutions to their problems. So, it is folly for an elected failure to expect solutions from the people and get angry when criticised. USAID Administrator Samantha Power is on point when she says President Hakainde Hichilema should continue encouraging feedback through freedom of expression. She is right when she wonders where…...

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