Luapula Province Assistant Secretary (AS) has disclosed that despite Luapula Province being one of the poorest Provinces in the Country with poverty levels standing at 82 per cent, the Province is now headed for economic transformation..
Mr. Paul Mulola said the 82 per cent poverty is the general picture but some wards within the province are at 95 per cent which is quite high and the Province is coming up with a number of strategies to transform the Province into an economic giant.
He said the abundant presence of water bodies in the Province should be exploited for economic returns.
He added that the popular Mukula tree natural resource is found in Luapula which should be used to benefit the Luapula economy.
Mr. Mulola observed that Luapula is a place of abundance which houses lake Bangweulu in Samfya which is a natural resource that could be of great economic value to the Province.
He pointed out that Luapula Expo planned for July this year is one of the strategies which will open up the Province to the world for economic boom.
Mr Mulola also called for the change of the civil servants’ attitude towards the members of the publicto deliver quality public service.
He was speaking when a team of Human Resource Management Consultants from Cabinet Office in Lusaka paid a courtesy call on him yesterday.
And Team Leader of the consultants on Human resource Reforms from Cabinet Office in Lusaka Dr. Venus Seti said Government is committed to ensuring that there is total transformation in the civil service to improve public service delivery to the people.
He added that Government has engaged competent consultants from the National School of Government International in undertaking Civil Service reforms so that there is fruit at the end of the process of transforming the civil service.
And National School of Government International Owen Clifford said the Civil Service Reforms will set up a human resource Committee in the province which will make recommendations to the Permanent Secretary on what should be done for the reforms to take effect.