By Brian Kapalayi
The biggest asset in any political order is the oneness and openness to deal with national issues through a free press. For this significant national asset to uphold the values of strong and permanent features of democratic practice the people of Zambia should not allow anybody to invert or temper with it, otherwise all will be lost.
Basically, it’s pivotal to note that Zambians have a duty to define the real objective as a tool with which to mold the nation into proper social transformation, economic growth and national building that should stand the test of time for the present and posterity. I want to believe that we Zambians have a tendency of believing in whatever decision or policy formulated by our government as opposed to assessing these steps, to us whatever has been said or step taken by the government is what is true when in fact not.
The pre-mid and post elections for august 2016 will perhaps go down in the history of Zambia has the most eventful period since time immemorial. We all saw the selectivism attitude exhibited by these media houses as they were compelled to selling certain political party representatives thereby oppressing and suppressing others from airing out there views in order for them to canvass for votes. When you critically delve into the characteristic of a dictatorship, you will discover that the above qualifies and this was welcomed by us Zambia. For example, the shunting down of Muvi Tv,Post Newspaer,Komboni Radio,Itezi Itezi Radio, the list is endless.
Unprecedented levels of violence was the order of the day, young and old people especially the youths(both sex) where busy exchanging punches, stoning each other, killing each other at a time they needed to reflect, introspect and exchange ideas and policies which would have eventually culminated into this country being a middle income country. The conduct of the courts in discharging their duties was worrisome such that damages were left which have caused injuries not only to themselves but to all of us.
I think it’s time we started looking at issues on a bigger perspective and see to it that we assess most of these policies been formulated, provide checks and balances in a more diligent manner as opposed to blindly supporting issues which will in turn destroy the economy and us as whole.