Govt urges stakeholders to step up economic diversification efforts


Minister of Gender and Women Development Patricia Mulasikwanda says authorities on the Copperbelt Province should step up efforts to revisit the regional diversification programme.

Mrs. Mulasikwanda said stakeholders should identify other economic activities that
would help sustain improved economic status of the area even in the absence of

She said as much as government was happy with developments in the mining sector on
the copperbelt province, there is need for planners to increase focus on the future
prospects of the province.

She was speaking at a thanks giving church ceremony held at Envision Ministries in

And Mrs. Mulasikwanda has also observed that meaningful economic development is
attainable once women are given equal opportunities to allow for their full
participation in the process of development at all levels of society.