The Road to Zambezi Street - Part One

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With abundant water and minerals, a mostly democratic and peaceful recent history and a strategic location at the heart of southern Africa, Zambia appears poised on the brink of success. Why then in some key development indicators – such as access to clean water – is the country actually moving backwards?

Peter Day meets the country’s leaders and talks to people and businesses affected by the country’s poor water and power systems. What could drag down Zambia's bustling economy – and what lessons are there for other countries?

Producer: Mike Wendling

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Thu 5 Sep 2013 03:32 GMT


Robin Mearns, sector leader and sustainability expert, World Bank, Lusaka
Guy Scott, Vice President of Zambia
Cyprian Chitundu, managing director, ZESCO
Businesses, shopkeepers and residents in Kalingalinga, Misisi and Kalikiliki districts, Lusaka, and Kanchele, southern Zambia
Christopher Yaluma, Zambian minister of mines, energy and water
Topsy Sikalinda, spokesperson, Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company
Kelvin Chitumbo, director, Zambian National Water Supply and Sanitation Council
John Kunda, director of communications and outreach, US Millennium Challenge Account Zambia
Mark Storella, United States Ambassador to Zambia

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