President Edgar Lungu has challenged all Permanent Secretaries to interlink with their cabinet and deputy ministers in order to provide effective public service delivery.
Mr. Lungu noted that there has been a lapse among some of the permanent secretaries in interfacing with their ministers and deputies in their discharge of duties.
The President said as controlling officers of government ministries, permanent secretaries should ensure that programmes that form part of the vision of the people of Zambia are collaboratively addressed.
Mr Lungu said this in Lusaka yesterday when he swore in Kayula Siame as the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
And speaking to journalists shortly after being sworn in, Mrs. Siame said she will work towards the successful implementation of the industrialisation and job creation strategy programme.
Mrs. Siame said she will ensure that there is full and active participation of micro and small business enterprises in country’s economy.
Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu said it is no doubt that the falling of copper prices and the energy deficit has impacted negatively on the country’s economy.
Mr. Lungu said government welcomes investment in renewable energy such as biomass, and among other forms of traditional energy.
The President said this when he met a team of visiting German business delegation at State House today.
And Mr. Lungu said the country’s political stability has continued to attract many foreign investors.
Mr. Lungu assured all investors to continue investing in the country and assured them of safety of their businesses.