Are we being told that in the entire chain starting from the fire department, through the Finance Ministry up to the commissioning by the Vice-President Inonge Wina, not a single person thought to say, “Hang on a minute. Where are all these trucks going to be placed in Zambia?”
If we can spend K2 million to get public submissions on something as inconsequential as leaving the International Criminal Court, why couldn’t we spend on public submissions on solving the fire problem? We have many brilliant Zambians who would gladly contribute and we can get better outcomes than always reacting to fires at great cost when simple solutions exist.
It seems to me that there is a lot of intellectual laziness. We have produced a generation of Zambians who cannot be bothered to make the effort to more effectively use their minds where it really matters. Our journalists are of course nothing more than a reflection of the wider society in which mediocrity thrives and is accepted as normal.
Does it make sense for Munda Wanga to be a total mess after 67 years? I have hardly seen any real change since 30 years ago when I was a small boy playing in the place. Please let us be serious. Instead of giving the usual “government has no money” excuse, let us use our brains for once.