Zambians protest against corruption

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NAIROBI, KENYA - 2018/05/31: A protestor carries a placard as Kenyans protested in the streets of the capital city Nairobi. Protesters took to the streets to call on the government to arrest people involved in massive corruption scandals. In a recent scandal involving National Youth Service (NYS), the Kenyan government lost Ksh9 billion in dubious tender deals. (Photo by Allan Muturi/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Zambians donned in yellow, waving yellow posters, are denouncing the corruption that is plaguing their country.

During a rally in Lusaka, in the capital several hundred people demanded that the living conditions of the population be improved.

They demanded that the government use public funds for the poorest so that to provide better schools and health care.

To ensure ministers do not end up with so many houses or individual executives with so much money.

‘’This money, if we managed it better, our whole lives would be better. So we are all citizens wondering if it is possible to improve our lives at all levels.’’

The demonstrators say that they are giving the government a yellow card as a warning.

Zambians donned in yellow, waving yellow posters, are denouncing the corruption that is plaguing their country.

“This is a warning that they should address these issues before it is too late. They are destroying our generation. Where will we be, where will our children be if they will only benefit public servants, where will I benefit? I’m so angry, so angry that I can’t stop myself. Government wherever you are, take this opportunity to listen to us Zambians.”

Edgar Lungu, the Zambian president, is accused of authoritarian rule, In January 2018, his finance minister resigned, protesting growing corruption in the government.

Hauwa Mustapha