Remembering Basil Mramba – Let the Good Times Roll

[Citizen] ‘Sawa sawa’ was a stock response I recall from the late Basil Pesambili Mramba (BPM), Finance minister from November 2000 to 2005, who was laid to rest on August 21, 2021. Simple words – but ones that encapsulate his attribute of being a good listener; and it was this ability to listen that enabled him to have such an impact when Minister for Finance, particularly in driving private sector focussed reforms.