Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) president Charles Milupi has charged that Zambia’s economy is in the Intensive Care Unit.
Mr Milupi says he does not see any sign on the horizon that the current state of the Zambian economy can be reversed.
He says his party is concerned that the poor performance of the country’s economy has now become the greatest crisis the nation is presently facing.
Mr. Milupi says what is more disturbing is that the party in government does not seem to be taking the bad state of the economy very seriously.
In an interview with Qfm News, Mr. Milupi notes that in trying to resolve some of the challenges, the PF government has come up with measures which are making the people’s living conditions even worse.
He has cited the hike in the price of fuel as one such measure that has pushed further the cost of living in the country, besides the load shedding which is also affecting productivity in the country.
The ADD president states that the PF government has put the country’s economy in the ICU due to lack of fiscal discipline to adhere even to its own short term plans.
He says this is however the heavy price the people of Zambia have paid for having not considered certain issues when electing leaders in government.
Mr. Milupi says people of Zambia will continue to pay a heavy price as long as they ignore issues that matter when electing leaders in government.