Government plans to create about 200 000 decent jobs annually-President Lugu

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ZAMBIAN WORKERS AT LABOUR DAY MARCH PAST
ZAMBIAN WORKERS AT LABOUR DAY MARCH PAST
President Edgar Lungu says government plans to create about 200 thousand decent jobs annually.

Speaking during Monday’s Labour Day celebrations in Lusaka, President Lungu said to attain the goal, government has finalised the seventh national development plan which is underpinned by appropriate policies and structural reforms to be implemented over the medium term.

President Lungu said the plan highlights priorities which include economic diversification, job creation, reduced poverty and vulnerability.

He said the plan also includes enhanced human development, reduced developmental inequalities and creating a conducive governance environment for a diversified economy, among others.

The Head of State said his government’s goal is to ensure all Zambians are not left behind as the country moves to greater prosperity.

He informed the gathering that as a member of the United Nations, Zambia is determined to realise the sustainable development goal number 8 which focuses on decent work and economic growth.

President Lungu said to foster economic growth, government has made huge strides in diversifying the economy.

He said the country is gradually moving away from over dependency on copper to focusing on gemstones and other precious minerals.

President Lungu said emphasis is also being put on other non-traditional export sectors such as agriculture and tourism.

He said the sectors are important mainly because of the benefits of food security, as well as wealth and job creation.

President Lungu said to actualise diversification focus, government is promoting and supporting artisanal and small scale miners

He said government has also received financing worth thirty million U.S dollars from the African Development Bank towards the implementation of the skills development and entrepreneurship project.

President Lungu said apart from supporting skills development and entrepreneurship, the project will also create more than 16 thousand jobs for men, women and the youth.

And the Zambia Federation of Employers has commended Government for creating a conducive atmosphere for business in the country.

Federation president Wesley Chishimba says this will help create jobs for people in the country.

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  1. Someone tell Lungu to stop making these useless promises, how many times has be promised jobs? Where are the 500,000 jobs you promised last year.

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    • I thought ECL treats Zambians the same way a farmer treats his goats

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    • By Lungu’s pronouncement, his govt will create 9 00 000 jobs by time we go to elections in 2021. PF cadres will not understand the simple arithmetic I used to come up with this figure. So Edgar is promising 16 667 decent jobs monthly or 758 jobs a day ( 20-22 working days in a month). Unfortunately for Edgar even the most dull PF cadre will not believe,simply because Edgar and his govt have no capacity to do this. Numbers
      don’t lie!!

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    • These beautiful ladies look like Tongas. They have defied directives from disgrantled elements.

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    • We have heard that joke before…. go tell it to you drunk mates in Chawama

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  2. Ba chapona Lungu how will you do that when you have failed to some civil servants their dues for more than 8 months?
    You have no direction for Zambians keep your mouth shut

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    • How can Lungu create 200,000 jobs annually when jobs are lost every week – The Post, Oriental Quarries, Lamasat etc are either under liquidation or facing liquidation. ZRA last week sold the assets of Oriental Quarries. Many other companies are closing down every week. So how will Lungu create a million jobs by 2021?

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  3. Kiki what happened to the 500 thousands we were promised by illegal lungu. You are failing to even borrow from imf and this silly goat lungu think he can Create jobs through national prayers kikikiki. The man is deluded. Lungu is a chainama case. The chamba he was smoking in chawama is still affecting him because hh has created more jobs than pf has in the same period

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    • Best Blogger ukalachulafye ifyon fine. the same man u ar biz insulting from Chawama is yo President whether you like it or not and u shall never be like him. wenchusiwe.

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  4. Ba chapona Lungu how will you do that when you have failed to pay some civil servants their dues for more than 8 months?
    You have no direction for Zambians keep your mouth shut

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    • Semeki which Civil Servants. I guess u do not know who a civil servant is.

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  5. last year it was 500,000 Jobs, then he promised 96,000 at a rally in Luapula. Now 200,000 annually.

    This chap lives on fantasy island.
    – He’s just increased Electricity tariffs meaning thousands of jobs will be lost.
    – IMF has refused to give Mutati $1.6 Billion, that’s more hardships & more jobs lost

    What a Fart!!!

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  6. Mr terrible, zambian citizen , njimbu , 2020vision etal , Can we have some input pleas……

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  7. Upnd cadres ECL or PF’s promises should not bother you because you didnt vote for him.if he fails,is it not good for you?all politicians make promises.some are fullfiled and others not.WE SHALL JUDGE ECL AND PF IN 2021.

    In 2016 PF did many promises which they promised us before 2011 such as new roads,schools,hospitals,new districts,new houses for Govnt workers,improved salaries for civil servants(which made even teachers,policemen to build and buy cars),etc.thats why SONTA APOWABOMBA SLOGAN WAS WELCOMED BY MANY ZAMBIANS BECAUSE PF’S SPLENDID WORKS FROM 2011 WERE THERE FOR ALL TO SEE!!

    We still believe that PF shall deliver even more by 2021.if they fail,we will vote for another party BUT NOT TRIBAL UPND!!!Maybe FDD or a new party.PLEASE VOTERS,WE MUST NOT ALLOW HH’S UPND ANYWHERE…

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    • No we shall PF again and again.. Sonatapo worked. Awine Lungu awine eh awineee! Sing along more jobs annually

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    • No we shall Vote for PF again and again.. Sonatapo worked. Awine Lungu awine eh awineee! Sing along more jobs annually.
      Well done PF. Party of the people
      Vote PF forever. Clever Zambians Dununa iwe

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    • KBF

      He is just mauster.bating , any one can get $9.8 billion and throw up some roads and say sontapo…..it is when now you can not provide jobs for the people and you have to overtax them that is when you start dancing..dununna

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  8. Really laughable…tell this lazy bum to stop day dreaming…you can not create 2000 skilled jobs why dream of 200K!!

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  9. Continue……..
    PLEASE VOTERS,WE MUST NOT ALLOW HH’S UPND ANYWHERE NEAR STATE HOUSE BECAUSE APART FROM IT BEING A REGIONAL PARTY,UPND IS ALSO A TERROR GROUP LIKE SYRIA’S ISIS!!right now upnd is burning Govnt buildings.is that a political party one can vote for?NEVER!!

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    • It is PF doing the burning…..we remember bwenggwa kidnappings by highly trained UPND Comandos we all remember GBMs gym using golf clubs and catapults to train UPND youth to attack Zambia defence forces and least we forget the lies about UPND activists burning the VPs compound in mongu…..or lies about Tonga killing a bemba teacher in siyvonga ……..the list of lies goes on and on now they are desperately burning places to justify the continued incarceration of HH …..

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  10. I am instead telling you No.1 to stop writing these useless comments with your fellow losers!

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  11. By the way,some upnd cadres were dreaming before today’s labour day that almost all civil servants will boycott this year’s celebrations in protest of HH.sadly for upnd,what we witnessed are well attended labour day celebrations across Zambia-SHAME!!!

    When i say only a few bantustans think and care about trouble makers such as HH and GBM,am called names.BUT HERE WE ARE,LABOUR DAY CELEBRATIONS WENT ON SMOOTHLY ACROSS ZAMBIA AS EARLIER PLANNED!!!

    AM SURE THIS PERIOD WILL TEACH MANY POLITICIANS THAT ZAMBIA IS BIGGER THAN ANY OF THEM.IF FOUND BREAKING THE LAW,A LAW BREAKER WILL ROT ALONE IN JAIL WHILE ZAMBIANS WILL MOVE ON WITH THEIR DAILY LIVES!!decency is greatly needed in our local politics.it has been too much!!

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  12. You think you shall win the battle by posting insults. Never .never.

    The buildins you are gutting in the rebel stronhold should remain like that for hundred year s.

    Go ahead . Burn down all govt schools and hospitals in your stronghold.

    Ecl 2021.

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    • It is PF doing the burning…..we remember bwenggwa kidnappings by highly trained UPND Comandos we all remember GBMs gym using golf clubs and catapults to train UPND youth to attack Zambia defence forces and least we forget the lies about UPND activists burning the VPs compound in mongu…..or lies about Tonga killing a bemba teacher in siyvonga ……..the list of lies goes on and on now they are desperately burning places to justify the continued incarceration of HH …..

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  13. And another $30 million of financing more debt. Pf bloggers forget the party propoganda comparing upnd to isis all you are doing is alienating the world against zambia. Do u really thimk the western embassies dont have operatives working on the ground and reporting intelligence back,
    Njindu your provocative statements only inflame the situation znd ,ead to unrest.
    Unrest is what the real isis thrives on. They read your comments and look for opportunity. Yoir rhetoric actually encourages true terrorist groups to use civil unrest fo infiltrate and overtake a divided country.
    Forget the tribal and political propoganda and actually work to unite zambia, you enjoyed unip days. Many are not around because of their desire for democracy. Respond to a new era not go backwards

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  14. 200,000 jobs a year.

    Then, according to this calculation we are actually LOSING 300,000 a year as I remember the last time the promise was 500,000! So 2017 = minus 200,000. 2018 = minus anther 200,000…

    Therefore by 2021 if this trend is accurate Zambia will have LOST OVER A MILLION JOBS!

    Sounds about right for Lungu and his PF.

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  15. I do not blame Lungu because he clearly has figure how docile and simply stupid the Zambian populace is. No questions asked even when there are no results. to Lungu and PF, Zambia is him, his family and those around him. how does any normal person go dancing for a man who cannot even provide the very basics to survive on? the women that are constantly running to the airport to see him off and back are useless people with no vision, so annoying

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  16. Errrr…..ba Kateka….this sounds like ‘akashimi’ (fire-side story told to toddlers to make them stop crying). We have been building infrastructure on borrowed monies. Eurobonds aren’t accounted for comprehensively, especially the Zambia Railways fiasco! And we now need to borrow more money to pay contractors for abandoned projects and then borrow even more in readiness for upcoming Eurobond repayments – this isn’t a sustainable way to rule any country. We need new economic managers. Thanks

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  17. Your excellency you are our President and we love you but please do not promise what you cannot deliver.It is said that ‘honesty is the best policy’

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  18. lies, It is not possible to create those jobs….. What is the strategy to create these jobs?

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  19. Yaba, here we go again with the cheap talk by EL. I think focus on what you can actually do rather than making promises you can’t even achieve. Stop worsting people time and giving them false hope, this has been your song for how long now since you have been in government. Its becoming boring!!

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