President Edgar Lungu has revealed that he received reports from some stakeholders that Finance Minister Felix Mutati treats the Ministry of Gender without seriousness.
Speaking at the 2017 commemoration of the International Women’s Day under the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work Planet 50-50 by 2030 yesterday at Lusaka’s Agriculture Show Grounds, President urged Finance Minister Felix Mutati, who is opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) faction leader, to study the PF manifesto to help him deliver in his portfolio.
“I have received reports that Finance Minister Felix Mutati treats my Ministry of Gender like Cinderella ministry” he said
He added that if the minister has no access to the PF manifesto he must immediately follow him after the event at state house this afternoon specifically for the PF manifesto.
“If you don’t have the PF manifesto come to statehouse this afternoon and get a copy of PF manifesto” President Lungu said
The head of state has since instructed Finance Minister Felix Mutati to start treating the Ministry of Gender with seriousness from now onwards because it is a Government department like any other ministry which should be integrated in the Government sector plans and budgets to help achieve the PF planned economic growth.