NAWAKWI WONDERS WHETHER YELLEN, GEORGIEVA VISIT IS PRIVATE TO HICHILEMA … saying they should have engaged opposition and visited Chibolya to see squalor
FDD leader Edith Nawakwi says she is wondering whether the IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s are private visitors to President Hakainde Hichilema and his government or the people of Zambia, saying they should have found time to engage with the opposition and other stakeholders including taking visits to Chibolya, Kalikiliki Compounds and Lusaka’s Central Business district to see the squalor ordinary people are living through.
Speaking with Daily Revelation, Nawakwi said the western leaders should have also visited the local clinics and hospitals within the limitations of their time.
“So they came here for PR exercise to be seen to give condolences to the dying UPND, and if those in UPND are excited that Yellen came so be it. This is the usual PR western leaders do and it finds home to naïve leaders on the continent,” Nawakwi said. “Two days ago there was a news item of two babies dying in Nangoma in incubators and following that there is this glee from the minister that Zesco has installed a standby genset, and the MP for the area and the minister are speaking with glee without any recourse to the two children who died in incubators.”
Nawakwi accused the IMF and their associates of funning civil strife in the country by not helping to address the problems the country was going through.
“If Zambians should take the 1987 food riots, it will fall squarely on Hakainde and those two ladies because they came here not to help Zambia but to concretise their business. And it’s a very naïve and an initiated leader who goes to bed with the Americans. I always say look at the Tanzanians for the simple reason that the leader there is a woman. She is talking to China and India and there is a $3 billion pledge from that country. But a naïve leader here says he wants to get $1 billion from the IMF. It’s a joke actually,” Nawakwi said. “Here is a leader who starts exporting our maize without doing clear… https://dailyrevelationzambia.com/nawakwi-wonders-whether-yellen-georgieva-visit-is-private-visit-to-hichilema-saying-they-should-have-engaged-opposition-and-visited-chibolya-to-see-squalor/