It is incredible that in a country called a democracy, the President with a few advisors could conclude an arrangement to spend K240 million of public funds without even a courtsey of laying the terms before Parliament. Not even the Ministry of Finance was legally authorised to supervise the public funds involved. This [elected monarchism] cost Zambia its national sovereignty and plenty of money.
Valentine Musakanya, excerpt from The Musakanya Papers : The Autobiographic Writings of Valentine Musakanya. We have been tweeting / face booking some quotes from this exciting book edited by Miles Larmer. Musakanya speaks of a different era but the problems are here with us.