Civil Society Puts Pressure On Lungu To Come Clean On Chinese Debt
Civil Society groups have demanded that President Lungu is completely honest with the Zambian people over the true extent of Zambia’s debt burden to China.
Pleading with the President ahead of Parliaments opening this morning CSOs stated that debt contracted on behalf of the Zambian taxpayer should be made public, especially how these resources are being used.
“There is therefore need for absolute transparency with regards of the country’s debt commitments. It is especially critical for the President to ensure that there is full disclosure by the Ministry of Finance as regards the national assets that have been listed as in danger of take over. These are ZESCO, the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Terminal and ZNBC,” the CSOs said.
The CSOs that attended the press briefing were ActionAid Zambia, the Alliance for Community Action, the Centre for Trade for Policy and Development, Consumer Unity Trust Society and GEARS Initiative Zambia.
Others were Transparency International Zambia, Non-Governmental Gender Organisations Coordinating Council and the Zambia Council for Social Development.