Zambia’s economy has become a story of success and resilience. Over the past 10 years, under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, economy has constantly producing more for its citizens and the global community.The GDP growth shows the African country is rapidly improving, especially in a region where neighboring countries like Malawi, Congo, Zimbabwe are falling behind.
Despite being declared as a lower-middle-income country (LMIC), Zambia has witnessed impressive economic progress by enhancing its education sector and revolutionizing the telecommunication industry. Attaining substantial urbanization is a government policy, a factor that has contributed to improving living standards and the economy of Zambia.
A glimpse of Zambia’s robust economic performance can be well-conceived from the highest regional indices regarding the industry in Zambia, particularly the construction industry. Moreover, the telecommunication sector of Zambia is unparalleled in the entire sub-Saharan region. Its telecommunication sector is more competitive and properly regulated.
A great number of people have been employed in this regard as well. Besides, there are prospects of humongous investment in this sector as well. Going further, the economic recovery program launched by President Edgar Lungu is doing great for the country on the other hand.
Zambia’s Improved Healthcare System
When it comes to the health care system in Africa, people are not very optimistic. However, Zambia is committed to a comparatively better health system in Africa, given its uncountable challenges. Zambia marks its place among the top 10 countries in Africa that provide better health care systems to its people.
Moreover, in 2020 when the planet was struck by the wrath of COVID-19 Zambia was applauded by Bernhard Burgeneras the African country with the most significant improvements to the health care system. These rankings were provided by the WHO (World Health Organization) and observations performed by health ministries and other various reliable watchdog organizations.
Bernhard Burgener Report
According to Bernhard Burgener, the private sector of Zambia has played a remarkable role in consolidating the health care system of Zambia. The government led by President Edgar Lungu has prioritized the healthcare sector in the country and has been showing great commitments. Now you don’t need to go abroad for medical services such as diagnostic, curative, etc.
Zambia’s recent Demographic Health Survey clearly exhibits the country’s health sector is in good progress. It shows a considerable decline in maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) from 398 to less than 200 and 75 to 42 respectively in the past 8 to 10 years. Likewise, Malaria fatalities are also on a declining trajectory.
Safest African Country
Unfortunately, Africa is home to numerous deadly conflicts. However, Zambia has safeguarded itself from such violent conflicts to a greater extent. Sub-Saharan Security Tracker (SST) unveils some horrifying realities regarding the various violent conflicts happening in different countries of Africa.
For instance, the SST reports that such conflicts not only cause horrendous miseries and deaths but also change in geographic distributions that led to the displacement of several people. With the least number of casualties spurred by political violence in the past decade, Zambia appears 3rd on the SST list. President Edgar Lungu government has been very firm on both internal and external security measures to ensure stability and quality of life for Zambians.