By Scoop Reporter
If the International community really wants to help Africa, I propose that aid comes in form of support towards construction of factories and also protection of mineral resources, Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) president Lubinda Haabazoka has said.
Dr. Haabazoka says as soon as the international community help end illicit financial flows and exploitation of mineral resources, Africa will not need aid.
He says giving handouts, as opposed to job creation, makes aid not sustainable for Africa.
“The African population needs jobs for sustainable livelihoods and not food stamps. The World Bank should shift its support from funding vague projects to funding construction of actual factories for value addition and import substitution in African countries.
“Jobs and not free money is what Africa wants. Africa never had a marshal plan after independence. Europe was helped after World War 2,” he said.