Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa's died at age of 59 in a French hospital on Tuesday, leaving vice-president Rupiah Banda as his successor. New elections should be help in the next three months.
Mwanawasa, 59, who was well-respected among donors for policies that have helped boost growth and for clamping down on corruption, died in a French hospital after suffering a stroke in June.
”It’s indeed a tragedy because he was a good captain, but I am sure another captain will be found to steer the ship,” Magande told Reuters.
”The good thing is that he taught all of us how to govern this country with integrity.”
”We have never had it this way since we gained independence and nothing will really change, everything looks positive,” Magande said.
The International Monetary Fund and other Western donors extended billions of dollarsindebt relief to
”We will surely find someone wearing the same team shirt and macroeconomic policy will continue the same way,” Magande said. ”Economic transformation will continue so we can sustain our political and economic gains.”
Date created : 2008-08-19