By Chibamba Kanyama.
I grew up knowing the only way to financial prosperity was through hard work. That’s how we were mentored both by our parents and the system that governed. Things not so much the same now. I am very sure that a number of young people have read the report by the Financial Intelligence Centre and concluded that corruption and bribery is how to prosper in Zambia. Nope.
Before you young men grow a beard and young ladies have experienced your first date, you will know that corruption does not pay. If you suspect your parents are implicated in some of these cases said to be under investigation, confront them. Tell them frankly that they have thrown you and all your would-be children into the deep end of life misery. They may escape it but you won’t.
There is no shortcut to success. Just engage with honest connections and work hard—your journey may be extremely slow but remember, you are building legacy wealth and legacy wealth is pure!
‘Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.’ Prov. 21:5 (MSG Bible).