Government calls for proposals for the Seventh National Development Plan

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Lucky Mulusa speaking at the 'Invest in Zambia' business forum held at Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3rd November, 2016
Lucky Mulusa speaking at the ‘Invest in Zambia’ business forum held at Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3rd November, 2016

Government has called for locally generated proposals for inclusion in the Seventh National Development Plan (7thNDP).

National Development Planning Minister, Lucky Mulusa has called on the people of North-western province to in particular come up with agendas in identifying potential areas of development for inclusion in the seventh national development plan.

ZANIS reports that Mr Mulusa said this is because according to the decentralization policy, provincial and district offices should to take a lead in Provincial Planning, resource mobilisation and project implementation while the central government will be providing strategic direction.

He explained that in the 7th National Development Plan, government wants decentralisation to fully take off so that a bottom up approach is used in guiding decentralized planning.

The minister said this in Solwezi today during a consultative meeting for the development of the 7th National Development Plan.

Mr Mulusa said districts and provinces should build their own development power houses because they are the ones that are more vested with priority potential development areas in their respective regions.

He added that his ministry has embarked on developing provincial and sectorial Gross Domestic Products so that provinces can see how much they are contributing to the National Gross Domestic Product.

Mr Mulusa said such practice is expected to improve development planning and enhance equitable distribution.

Speaking at the same meeting, Permanent Secretary for monitoring and evaluation in the ministry, Dr Auxilia Ponga said the province should look at developmental potential sectors that need to be expanded in the value addition chain.

And North-western province Minister, Richard Kapita assured that the province will engage various stakeholders and come up with a detailed write up on how development should be executed in the province.

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  1. DREAM ON SIR, WE DONT NEED DEVELOPMENT BUT FEED OUR EMPTY STOMACH FIRST, REDUCE FUEL , UNGA, FOOD ETC HOW MANY DEVELOPMENT PLANS HAVE WE IMPLEMENTED , ANY EVALUATION REPORT ON PERFORMSNC EOF THE JUST PASSED 6TH PLAN ANYANGOLWA IMWE

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    • Why don’t PF start by reconstructing the Chingola-Solwezi Road first? Then we can start talking after that. Mulusa and Kapita should not be the PF00Ls who sold their dignity for cash in their pockets and nothing for their brothers in NWP. Don’t be lulled into mere talk as if you are working when Muchinga Province got 3 universities and you got zero. PF are devils.

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    • PF were so desperate to remain in govt that they rigged the 2016 elections. So why don’t they implement what they wanted power for? They have run out of ideas. No wonder they are always pleading for the opposition to come up with plans for the country so that PF can nick them. Unfortunately it is impossible to implement plans you do not have the mental capacity to understand.

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