Zambia: Dual citizenship

Published: 20/Jun/2015
Source: The Post (Zambia)

The proposed adoption of the dual citizenship clause in the Zambian constitution through Parliament is a double-edged sword that is bound to hurt ordinary Zambians more and reverse the drive for indigenous Zambian participation in the economy.

The first 27 years after independence (1964-1991) were spent nationalising the economy, which left the economy in tatters and most Zambians very poor.

The next 20 years (1991-2011) were spent giving away state companies like the mines, railways, banks to foreigners at extremely cut-rate prices coupled with massive tax holidays.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Southern Africa, Zambia
Year: 2015