President EDGAR LUNGU says there is need to enhance private sector participation in the implementation of developmental plans because Government alone cannot meet all the needs of the country.
President LUNGU says the road to prosperity requires concerted efforts.
He said this when he met officials from the Zambia Institute of Engineers at Chichele Presidential Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park.
The President says the private sector can contribute effectively by supplementing Government’s efforts and stated that those with ideas on how to move the country forward should sell their ideas to both Government and the private sector.
President LUNGU says Government has a future to build and that there is need to look around and see how tourism and other key sectors can be improved to enhance economic growth.
The Zambia Institute of Engineers presented a proposal on how Zambia can become a middle income country by the year 2040.
The proposal is dubbed “National Transformation Strategy for Zambia from 2015-2040.”
ZIE chairperson BENARD CHIWALA who presented the proposal on behalf of the engineers says there is need to consider mechanization and value addition in the agriculture sector.
Mr CHIWALA says industrialization and value addition in the mining sector can leap-frog the country into middle income status.