The Vice President was quoted by the Times (and later in the Post) as saying:
"....donors had so much confidence in the Government, which was why the USA had given Zambia a grant of U$700 million through the millennium challenge account (MCA)...."This is not true, as VOA accurately reports :
"....Zambia's selection makes it eligible to negotiate an MCC compact with the MCC. Becoming "compact eligible" is a huge milestone but, as Deputy Chief of Mission Koplovsky pointed out, there is still much work to be done before Zambia can receive an MCA grant. "Zambia has successfully managed the road leading to eligibility," he said, "but this announcement represents a new road that is just beginning...."