Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has launched the Ministry’s first strategic plan aimed at significantly transforming people’s attitudes and behaviors through the promotion of national values and principles.
Ms. Sumaili says the Strategic Plan and Balanced Scorecard will promote patriotism and national unity so as to reverse the social ills affecting the country and expedite national development
She further stated that the implementation will involve sensitization and engagement with other stake holders like political, civic, traditional, public and private sectors including youths.
Speaking at the launch which was held in Lusaka yesterday, MS. Sumaili disclosed that the successful implementation of the plan will be anchored on values of integrity, stewardship, excellence, confidentiality, impartiality patriotism modesty and team work.
She also pledged to work hand in hand with the church mother bodies and civil society organizations to ensure proper implementation of the plan.
Ms. Sumaili stated that the Ministry will also develop a number of policies, regulations and legislation for the implementation process.
And National Guidance and Religious Affairs Permanent Secretary Katongo Chifwepa said the plan which is from 2018-2021, is not for the ministry alone, but for the people of the Zambia as well.
She stated that the plan is important and as it will give direction, promote respect and social Justice among Zambians.
Meanwhile, the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) Director Patrick Shindano has commended the move by the ministry.
Mr. Shindano said such initiatives should be emulated by other ministries.
The launch was attended by church mother bodies, senior government officials, and civil society organizations among others.