Ndola, 04 December, 2021 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest in Zambia is calling on the country’s political leadership to engage citizens in the process of reforming the economy, especially in the government’s engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In an interview with ACI Africa Wednesday, December 1, the Unit head of Caritas Zambia, Fr. Gabriel Mapulanga, said engaging citizens is important considering that, he said, many Zambians do not trust the international financial institution.
The Zambian government is currently engaging the IMF in hopes of agreeing on a package to restore the country’s macroeconomic, fiscal and debt stability.
"It is important that the government explains to the people the economic situation and to help them understand the role of the IMF," Fr. Mapulanga said.
He added that while many people find economic matters boring and difficult, the issues "should be explained."