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Vol 62 No 20

Published 7th October 2021


High expectations of HH

The new president is sending all the right signals but needs to move fast to avoid disappointing voters and investors

President Hakainde Hichilema's record of early appointments and dismissals shows he is making good on his promise of a new start for governance and the economy, Lusaka pundits say, after his landslide victory over the Patriotic Front (PF) party in the 12 August general election. Some of the more controversial public officials of the previous regime, such as Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba and a host of other unpopular permanent secretaries, are gone, while respected professionals dismissed by President Edgar Lungu, such as former Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya, have been reinstated.

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