The opposition Rainbow Party has added its voice in urging President Edgar Lungu to be candid in disclosing Zambia’s actual public debt when he opens Parliament this Friday.
Secretary General Wynter Kabimba says the figures of Zambia’s actual debt stock are still in contention.
Mr. Kabimba says President Lungu should also be wary the major expectation from every Zambian as he opens Parliament this week, is on how government will address the issue of the economy.
In an interview with QTV News by telephone Mr. Kabimba said his party, in particular, has observed that the Zambian economy is depress by public debt and does not seem to be growing.
Mr. Kabimba states that his party’s assessment is based on how the economy is failing to address issues of the people and the high levels of unemployment in the Country.
He says Rainbow Party, like many other expectant Zambians, wants to know what President Lungu will therefore say about the Country’s economy this Friday in Parliament.
Mr. Kabimba says his party equally wants to hear what the President will say about the issue of the mining companies.
He states that if Zambia is benefiting from the mines, President Lungu should also tell the nation through Parliament how much in monetary terms, what these benefits are.