Saturday, June 20, 2009

Zambia, economy

After Independence zambia adopted a left wing economical policy. The economy was to some extent run by central planning , under five years plans. private companies were nationalised and incorporated into big state owned conglomerates. . in the mid-70s the economy started to decline drastically. During the the period beteen 1975to 1990, Zambia's economy dropped by approximately 30 %. The reason was snk of copper industry.
Kalambo Falls

The major Nkana open coppert mine, kitwe
About 68 % of zambins live below the recognised national poverty line, with rural poverty line being 78 % and urban 53 %.
Wire craft in Kitwe
Zambian children
Mwata Kazembe XVII, chief of the Lunda in zambia. 1961