For the first time in my life, I heard a Zambian politician focus on issues affecting our people and offer practical proven solutions that not only offer Zambians a way out of this current cycle of poverty and depravity and also allows them to take a leading role in effecting the change they want to see.
I have become accustomed to the insults that our politicians hurl at each other every day but to see a young man separate the issues from the personality was truly a breath of fresh air. Elias gave clear concise, everyday common sense solutions that are not only practical but are happening in every place where issue-based politics are practised.
Going by this quote, it appears Elias Chipimo has captured hearts of the Zambian diaspora on his tour of the western world. You can read more from the recent experience of a Zambian who attended his talk via Zambia News Features. We hope to get copies of his recent book for review - Unequal to the Task? - Awakening a new Generation of Leaders in Africa.