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Zambia becoming poorer, says Miyanda


THE poverty assessments report reveals that poverty levels have increased from 54.4 percent to 60 percent, indicating that the country is becoming very poor, governance expert Wesley Miyanda has said.

“Poverty is best defined as a condition where people’s basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter are not met. Poverty in general is scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions. It is a multifaceted concept which includes social, economic and political elements,” he said.

Mr Miyanda said the current high cost of living due to skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, coupled with natural calamities such as prolonged droughts which have resulted into crop failure across the country have qualified most families to live below the poverty datum line CLICK TO READ MORE


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