Finance minister Ng’andu is not an economist’

Finance minister Ng’andu is not an economist’

 

About the debate on experts

By Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba

South Africa’s best Finance Ministers, Trevor Manuel and Pravin Godhan possessed qualifications outside economics and finance(civil engineering and pharmacy respectively).

And one of Zimbabwe’s best Finance Minister, Tendai Biti was neither an Economist or finance expert. He is a lawyer.

He stabilised the economy and for the first time in Zimbabwe’s turbulent economic crises paid civil servants on time.
Zambia’s own Finance Minister, Dr. Bwalya Ngandu besides being a banker has primary qualifications outside Economics and Finance.

Just remember that the Titanic was built by the best ship builders, marine engineers and experts but it still sunk, while a local farmer built the Ark that weathered and survived the worst flood that human history has ever seen.

Be humble, God can use anyone to achieve greatness

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    Sometimes I wonder to my self  why persons that run government departments do not use history and information in world current affairs to solve some of the nation’s economic problems.The trade  war between the US and China can be some thingwe can take advantage of.All we need is to find out how many tons of sorghum does the US export to China.We research to find out if  we can grow enough sorghum for export to China.There is also Brexit problem in Europe.Whyca  can our trade experts not find out which goods and services Zambia can export and import to the UK after  her divorce from. the EU.

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    Moment 1 week ago

    Eheee! Bruce Lee tapompele.

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    engineers and mathematicians write books in economics and pipo read and challenge the intelligence of writers

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    katele kalumba, mwanakatwe and mutati were not economists. I dont think one need to be an economist to understand which way zambia need to go. am an engineer but fully understand macroeconomics and microeconomics even better that than those characters.

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    Rasputin 2 weeks ago

    Stop comparing myth with reality Mwamba. The titanic was there the ark is only in the Israeli fables

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    James bond 007 2 weeks ago

    The late Gibson Chigaga was a Lawyer but he did well as Finance Minister in the Kaunda regime mhsrip.

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    C K Simwinga 2 weeks ago

    Kindly ignore what Lubinda says thus if he is correctly quoted. Economics is a Social Science and hence it ecpasses all elements of Human existence. It is all about reasonable thinking on what to spend based on what is the expected income (guaranteed and feasible income).

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    James bond 007 2 weeks ago

    Dr Katele kalumba is a Veterinary Doctor but he also did his part as finance minister.

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      Katele Kalumba , veterinary doctor? He’s not. He’s a social scientist. Don’t present your own speculation as fact.

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        What is your problem if he is no an economist?the problem here is your bitterness

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    I think Lubinda Habazoka started it all when he denigrated Chibamba Kanyama. This is a fruitless debate really but coming from Habazoka, no one should be surprised.A pyschologist Daniel Kaeneman was honored with a Nobel prize in economics not too long ago and a mathematician Sir Clive Granger was also honored in economics for contributions to how we understand the economic world. Those looking for proof can doublecheck my point.

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      Nyambe the Hero 2 weeks ago

      Habazoka keeps exposing his shallowness each time he speaks.

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        I can also add Sir Peter Mansfield, a phycist who won the Nobel prize fir medicine because of his contribution to the development of medical resonance technology which enables doctors to examine human tissue without cutting the patient. MRI has done to medical practice wht x-ray technology did for bone examination. Sir Peter teaches physics.