Eric Chanda petitions parley to declare Zambia Socialist State
POLITICAL nomad Eric Chanda has petitioned the Zambian parliament to declare Zambia a Socialist State.
Chanda, who in the last 10 years has juggled himself amongst different political parties including PF UPND, Democratic Front among others wrote to the National Assembly on June 27, 2022.
He stated that the country needed to do away with Western capitalism ideologies and adapt the Chinese socialist ideal.
Chanda explained that capitalism Ideologies that were adopted by the MMD in 1991 had only led the country into poverty and made economic development lag.
“It is evident that the Western capitalism has plunged Zambia into a huge debt crisis with no tangible source of income that can be used to repay such debt,” the petition read.
Chanda also cited in his petition that all the resources that Zambia struggled to build during Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s 27 years tenure were nowhere to be seen.
“Over 250 campanies belonging to the Zambian people have been grabbed by imperialist during the process of implementing Western capitalism.”
“How shall Zambia repay it’s debt?” Chanda questioned.
Chanda further stated that western capitalism has resulted in economic polarisation where a few Zambians have ammased great wealth while the majority are only living to meet their basic needs.