A few hours before Christmas and there are not many people in shops, unlike what we usually see in the past in Zambia.
This year, Zambians will celebrate Christmas without pomp.
“We will not do everything we used to do at Christmas because of the rising prices if I may say so. The prices of some products have risen, therefore we can not normally take pleasure as we did in the past. But we’ll see what we can do,” complained Osilia Muchele, a resident of Lusaka.
I hope the government will do something about the food prices
A price increase of some products, has increased depreciation this year to nearly 50% of the Kwacha, the local currency against the dollar. An economic situation that affects the purchasing power of the population. “We must therefore manage revenues sparingly,” says Walinda, Gondwe, a citizen of Lusaka.
So homes will be content with the bare minimum. But for the future, they expect public authorities, will respond to this situation. “I hope the government will do something about the food prices,” says Juliet Chowa.
No doubt Santa Claus will be more welcome here.