Richard Mbewe touches on the problems of an headless foreign direct investment policy. I suppose the larger question is - does it ever make sense to allow another government, especially an authoritarian one, to own your strategic asset? A point incidentally not mentioned in his assessment is that the world has begun to freeze Libyan assets - what implications does this have for ZAMTEL? Indeed, will Zambia even consider freezing these assets in line with emerging international actions? No easy answers, but surely Zambians deserve to know. What is the government's current assessment of the situation? These questions demand further exploration.Had the Zambian government undertaken appropriate assessment of LAPGreenN, surely they would have come up with information that there is a possible threat to this investment exhibited by a change in the political situation in Libya. This should have been proved and counter-checked by Zambian intelligence security reports from Libya, as to how long the Gaddafi regime was going to hold on to power. Now it is time to protect our national interests by our not further losing control over such a strategic company.