Converting state organs into personal property

In many african countries,bad governance by civilian or military regimes has led to political instability or civil war,resulting in the collapse of the economy.The illegal conversion of vital state organs into personal property or political tools has resulted in corruption,inefficiency and high cost for business transactions.In Zambia for example economic power is concertrated in the hands of the ruler.He uses it to buy or reward loyalty either financially or by appointment to lucrative positions in public institutions,regardless of the appointee’s competence,and deny economic opportunities to those he considers to be disloyal.In short he converts public property and public institutions to his own use in a quest for political survival.Those in the system have many opportunities to enrich themselves and their relatives and tribesmen at the expense of the economy…we know them and they should know that every dog has its day.

…musonda innocent mulenga

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