THE removal of mobile money trading booths from the Central Business District of Lusaka and all major roads across the city has sparked outrage. To the operators who spent around K5,000 to procure the booths, this loss of their hard-earned investment has hit them badly, and they are, understandably, cursing the government. “This is a source of our livelihood”, they argue. “This is what we do while waiting for job opportunities. Our families have been surviving from this for many years.” “The UPND government is heartless, they have shown us their true colours. Their government is only there to protect the rich and those in power, they don’t care about the poor majority.” Those are some of the sentiments that…...

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