China and Zesco
These taxes we are seeing on every side of poor Zambians are pure consequences of selling our birthrights through loans. What we call national projects are controlled by Chinese people, like the TopStar digital migration. Soon, what we call Zambian assets like Zesco will be controlled by the Chinese too in the name of blind partnership and developmental loans. Soon Chinese directors, will be the heads of an organisation which will bring Zesco and a Chinese company together.
China knows you love loans, so the trap is simple – giving you big loans which can give them power to get bigger shares and control like the Startimes/Znbc deal.