The Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) has observed that the failure by successive MMD administrations to manage national resources has greatly cost Zambia’s dignity and respect.
ADD president, Charles Milupi in an interview with QFM says the continued over dependency on donor funds and failure to manage public funds in a prudent manner by successive MMD governments has taken away the nation’s pride and dignity because Zambia is ever begging.
Mr. Milupi says it is therefore wrong for president Rupiah Banda to castigate the donor community who have provided aid for the country and helped in the implementation of various programs across the country.
He says president Banda should simply heed the donor community’s call for accountability in the utilization of their funds because they still remain a significant partner.
He says donors contribute a significant percentage towards the country’s national budge and therefore have the right to demand accountability.
Mr Milupi says the uproar by the president and the government in general over the calls for accountability from the donor community is because the MMD government has not been able to appreciate the Auditor General’s reports.
Mr. Milupi says there is need for government to begin to address the various issues highlighted in the Auditor General’s reports in order to uphold transparency.