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__A Review of “The Musakanya Papers”__ First off the book’s negatives: I’m not sure that the late Mr. Valentine Musakanya (VM) would be overly impressed with the quality of this book, both esthetically and editorially – in the sense of proof reading, not the quality of the content itself.
Mundia Sikatana has an incredible spirit. This is the only foreign affairs minister in Africa who has openly condemned the human rights abuses of Robert Mugabe.
Natural scientists, perhaps more than anyone else, understand the vital value of intellectual honesty. Without it, they cannot do any of their work. Without it, science cannot make any progress at all. What is intellectual honesty? It is better understood as the opposite of ‘intellectual dishonesty’.
We will from time to time make some comments on the anti-capitalist editorials of the Post newspaper so that the readers could get a bit of a balance to these ostensibly passionate attacks. This month I take an editorial entitled ‘World Bank and ZNCB’ (Saturday Post May 17th).
(Please note that the following article was written at the end of 2002, though it has become even more relevant today, a few months later.) Question.
Recent months and weeks have made the government’s finance minister, Emmanuel Kasonde very unpopular among the ranks of our intellectuals and his fellow politicians. He is viewed as the IMF’s stooge in government, especially after he tried to insist that privatisation of Zambia National Commercial Bank is imperative.