Government says it will continue to work with its strategic partners in its quest to achieve national development goals and the vision 2030.
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma says government in collaboration with its stakeholders has therefore prioritized the enhancement of education as a pillar of development.
He said this during the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of secondary school by Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) in Mungwi district.
Mr Yaluma , who is also Malole Constituency Member of Parliament, praised PEAS Zambia for sharing government’s vision of increasing education opportunities for girls especially in rural areas.
And a representative from PEAS Zambia, Dirk Phiri said his organization will continue to supplement government’s efforts in the provision of quality secondary school education.
Mr Phiri said the construction of the new school in Mungwi will be carried out by Empire Contractors and is expected to be completed within four months.
He said the school is scheduled to open in January 2019.
In its Vision 2030, government hopes to transform the country into a prosperous middle income nation and to create a new Zambia which is a “strong and dynamic middle-income industrial nation that provides opportunities for improving the well-being of all, embodying values of socio economic justice.
The Vision comprises three priority sectors namely economic growth and wealth creation, social investment and human development and creating an enabling environment for sustainable social economic development