Zambia: The Privatisation Saga

By Henry Kyambalesa* 1.  Introduction In this article, I wish to tender my views concerning recent calls by some segments of Zambian society for a “Commission of Inquiry on Privatisation,” an idea which our brother President Edgar C. Lungu is apparently eager to pursue. A bird’s-eye view of Zambia’s changing economic scenarios since independence in October 1964 follows. Thereafter, I have briefly discussed matters relating to Zambia’s Privatisation Act No. 21, reasons why Zambia should consider privatising its current State enterprises, and the need to ditch the idea of constituting…

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