Nawakwi is too blind to see achievements PF Government is scoring in different sectors-Shamenda
Government says Forum for Democracy and Development leader Edith Nawakwi is under pressure to show her relevance on the Zambian political scene hence her baseless attacks on the Government.
Acting Chief Government Spokesperson Fackson Shamenda says Ms Nawakwi’s political popularity can only be gained by shouting at Government and not giving constructive criticism expected of an opposition leader.
Mr Shamenda says because she is preoccupied with throwing empty salvos at the Government,the FDD leader has become too blind to see the number of achievements the Government is scoring in different sectors, including labour and social security.
He adds that the only mess that can be talked about in the labour sector is the one the PF inherited from the MMD and that Ms Nawakwi should commend the PF government which has cleaned up the mess in less than two years.
He says Government has, and continues to score landmark successes in the labour sector through the implementation of various policies and programmes aimed at making the sector contribute meaningfully to the economic development of the country.
Mr Shamenda points out that this can be seen from among other achievements, the creation of over 300,000 jobs in various sectors of the economy since the Patriotic Front came into office 23 months ago.
He says this is an indication that Government’s economic policies are on track towards achieving the long term macro-economic objective of creating one million jobs by 2015.
He adds that tremendous progress has also been made to comprehensively reform the labour laws in tandem with the emerging trends on both the local and international labour markets.
Mr Shamenda says the process has been highly consultative and inclusive of all stakeholders in coming up with labour laws that will not only stand the test of time, but also protect and promote the workers’ rights and spur robust economic growth in the country.
He states that Government expects to conclude this process before the end of the year.
Mr Shamenda has since advised Ms Nawakwi to tame her appetite for falsehoods against the Government.