Storella settled for the lesser value of peace and stability to praise the political leadership in power taking after Kenneth Kaunda’s old times, instead of equal rights and justice as aspired by this generation
|Outgoing USA envoy Mark Storella with Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda during USA National Day|
By Nyalubinge Ngwende
Mark Storella was always going to leave this country one day. His three-year-stay as USA envoy to Zambia was going to expire and he was going to pack his bags and catch that next flight. Storella and his family were not going to be part of Zambia forever. He, and not even any of his relatives, was ever going to make Zambia their permanent home. Never!
For this fact there was nothing to lose if he said things and behaved in ways that were not truthful to what is politically obtaining in the country at present. He would have been an important voice to persuade President Sata and his government to do things right, other than what we have come to know of him—a consummate hypocrite! The kind that chooses to tell king that the barn is still full of stock, when in fact the canker worms and the grain borers were slowly working their way and destroying the storage.
Even when thousands of Zambians in the rural areas were going to be going hungry, failing to put food on the table, due to unaffordable bag of mealie following the removal of subsidies by Patriotic Front government, Storella would still have his bread buttered and his burger well sauced, coca-cola chilled for the next and other day.