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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Govt still committed to MDGs

Economy Govt still committed to MDGs

Government says it still attachés great importance to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Deputy Health Minister Dr. Lwipa Puma said Government will continue to support
initiatives aimed at attaining MDGs.

He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Director of Clinical Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr James Simpungwe when he officiated at the MDGs Cultural Night at Kabwata cultural village in Lusaka yesterday.

Dr Puma said the fifth National Development Plan is Zambia’s roadmap to the attainment of the MDGs in 2015.

He also urged all the key players in the attainment of the MDGs to work with  Government in order to improve people’s lives.

And speaking earlier at the same function through his representative Emefa Attigah,
United Nations Country Representative (UNDP) Aneas Chuma said the MDGs represent a coherent frame work for action.

He added that the MDGs are people centered because people are the essence of development.


  1. 2015 is only 8yrs away. Unfortunately the stats for Zed appear to show that poverty is increasing, not reducing. Education/literacy levels are not impressive either.

    “Government says it STILL attachés great importance to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”. A statement like that seems to suggest that we have our priorities elsewhere. Was it said just to please the ears of Aneas Chuma – UNDP Res Rep. Rather, it’s important for Zambia to assume ownership of its destiny. We can’t be seem to fail to meet just about every target we set ourselves.

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