Davies Mwila PF Secretary General
Davies Mwila PF Secretary General

By Hon Davies Mwila

INTRODUCTION

This is the first in a series of articles highlighting the performance of the Patriotic Front (PF) Government based on the 7NDP and its core components.
7NDP is underpinned by five strategic pillars namely:

  1. Economic Diversification and Job Creation
  2. Poverty and Vulnerability Reduction
  3. Enhancing Human Development
  4. Environment For A Diversified And Inclusive Economy
  5. Reducing Developmental Inequalities

This particular article discusses the PF fortification of the first pillar. Subsequent articles shall highlight the performance of the PF Government under the ensuing strategic areas in chronological order.

However, because column space is likely to be constrained by the overwhelming exploits of the PF Government in its execution of 7NDP, we may at times be compelled to stagger the achievements gained under a strategic pillar over multiple articles.

As we begin, it is important to go through a brief review of where the PF is coming from in order to appreciate our passion for the development of our nation.
The PF came into office in 2011 under the capable leadership of its founding father and 5th Republican President, the late Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata (MHSRIP).
In the aftermath of the unfortunate and untimely passing President Michael Chilufya Sata; the “baton of responsibility” to lead the PF as well as the reins to continue steering the nation towards actualizing Vision 2030 were given to His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, by the Zambians.

During both epochs – under the late President Mr. Michael Sata (MHSRIP) and currently under His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu – the national development agenda of the Patriotic Front (PF) has always been guided by three (03) strategic documents, namely:

  1. 1. The Patriotic Front Manifesto(s);
  2. The National Development Plans (NDPs)
  3. The Vision 2030.

For the PF, the aforementioned three documents are not mutually exclusive, that is; the effective implementation of one does not preclude the effective implementation of the other(s). For this reason, the PF continues to measure its “promises and intentions” (the Manifesto), against the “building block or stairway” (the 7NDP) to attaining the Vision 2030 goals.

THE PF MANIFESTO

The Patriotic Front (PF) Party Manifesto is centered on the people, the ordinary Zambians; and it stresses ways in which the PF intends to uplift the wellbeing of all Zambians.
For the PF, improving the lives of Zambians means, among other things, a Zambia that is: free from hunger and poverty; has a low disease burden and low mortality rate; a nation that is peaceful, tolerant, resilient and cohesive; without slums (shantytowns); a thriving democracy, and a culturally diverse, friendly people who are well-integrated into the African and international community.

This is the Zambia we all want. This is the Vision 2030 where Zambia becomes a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030” and it is the Zambia the PF intends to bequeath to Zambians by the year 2030. The effective implementation of the PF Manifesto is a indeed a robust stairway to Zambia becoming a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030”.

VISION 2030

The Vision 2030 is a long-term plan that expresses the aspirations of the Zambian people to live in a strong and dynamic, middle income industrial nation that provides opportunities for improving the wellbeing of all. It embodies values of socio-economic justice underpinned by the principles of: Gender-responsive, sustainable development; Democracy; Respect for human rights; Good traditional and family values; Positive attitude towards work; Peaceful co-existence; and Public-private partnerships (PPPs). A Zambia with stable social and cultural systems that support human capital formation. (The 7th National Development Plan, page 48).

THE SEVENTH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (7NDP)

The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017-2021 is asequel to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following the latter’s expiry in December 2016.

7NDP, like the three national development plans (NDPs) that preceded it, is aimed at attaining the long-term objectives of Vision 2030.

It builds on the achievements and lessons learnt during the implementation of the previous NDPs. As a result, 7NDP departs from sectoral-based planning to an integrated (multi-sectoral) development approach under the theme “Accelerating development efforts towards the Vision 2030 without leaving anyone behind”.

The7NDP is thus a building block formulated to meet the goals contained in the Vision 2030.

HOW ARE WE DOING SO FAR? (THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PF GOVERNMENT IN 7 YEARS2011 – 2018)

As the Patriotic Front (PF) Government continues to work towards actualizing the Vision 2030 goals; it is imperative that its performance over seven (07) years [2011-2018] should be assessed against the “stairway or building block” to the Vision 2030 goal. It cannot be overemphasized that the stairway or chief corner stone to Vision 2030 is the 7NDP.

As highlighted in the introduction, the 7NDP for the period 2017- 2021and its attendant development outcomes are underpinned by five (05) strategic pillars: Economic Diversification and Job Creation; Poverty And Vulnerability Reduction; Enhancing Human Development; Environment for A Diversified And Inclusive Economy; Reducing Developmental Inequalities.

ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AND JOB CREATION

The first development outcome based on this strategic pillar is:

A Diversified and Export-Oriented Agriculture Sector leveraged on Improving Production and Productivity from Farm to Agro-Processing and Manufacturing
The PF Government is delivering “a diversified and export-oriented agriculture sector” as espoused in the 7NDP.

As a result, the Production and Productivity of multiple crops has significantly improved through intensified agricultural mechanization as well as increased land area under cultivation. The number of farmers participating in production has also increased significantly. (Central Statistics Office, Zambia in Figures 2018, page 16).

Further to that, various programmes aimed at significantly improving production and productivity from farm to agro-processing and manufacturing at sector and enterprise level are being implemented. These include the following:

The Farm Power and Mechanisation Enhancement Programme

Under this programme, the PF Government is currently establishing a US$ 100 million tractor assembly plant in the Lusaka South Multi Facility Zone with the aim of helping farmers to access cheaper equipment in order to improve mechanization for all farmers countrywide.

The Irrigation Development Programme

The PF Government is currently implementing the irrigation development programme through the Irrigation Development and Support Project (IDSP).
The objective is to inter-alia increase yields per hectare as well as the value of diverse products marketed by smallholders benefitting from investments in irrigation in selected sites served by the project.

There are four components to this project including: (a) irrigated agricultural support services; (b) public infrastructure; (c) private and cooperate investment, and (d) management and coordination [cited from: www.agriculture.gov.zm].

The PF Government is also delivering several large-scale irrigation development and support services countrywide. Prime examples include the following:

The Mwomboshi Dam ProjectinChisamba; A US Dollar 28.3 million Project funded by the World Bank. The Project will have the capacity to hold up to 65 million cubic litres of water, making it Zambia’s largest irrigation dam.

The Kafulafuta Dam Project on the Copperbelt; A US Dollar 450 million project. The dam project is being funded through a loan secured from Exim Bank of China; one of the outcomes will be the provision of clean and safe water in Masaiti, Mpongwe, and Ndola and Luanshya districts.

CONCLUSION

In the next article, we shall continue highlighting the achievements of the PF Government through the lenses of the 7NDP. We will in this regard discuss some of the numerous success stories such as the Aquaculture Development Programme and others including Research and Development Promotion Programme (crops, livestock and fisheries). We will also discuss how the PF Government is aggressively Enhancing Agriculture Value Chains under the first pillar of 7NDP “Economic Diversification and Job Creation”

The Author is Patriotic Front Secretary General At the Patriotic Front Secretariat Lusaka

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59 COMMENTS

    • How is that case Davies sued PF NO Kambwili, When he exposed him that he hired a boy to write exam for him.
      Is it the same boy who wrote this article, it is well written.

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    • 1. Debt of $30 Billion & more still being accrued
      2. High youth unemployment
      3. Influx of millions of Chinese taking over jobs from labourers & informal sector.
      4. Theft, theft, theft through overpriced contracts
      5. Auctioning prime land to Chinese & other foreigners
      6. Selling State Departments to Chinese & other foreigners – DeadNBC, Zaffico, Chesco, RATSA
      7. Abuse of police to intimidate political opponents
      8. Taking away freedom of association using Public Order Act
      9. Taking away freedom of speech by using ZICTA to threaten bloggers on social media
      10. Eroding integrity of judiciary & the constitution through a rotten ConCourt
      11. Degrading of Zambian Universities to college status & rampant grade 12 exam leakages
      12. High death rate at UTH whilst the elite politicians are…

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    • CONT’D…
      whilst the elite politicians are flown to Milpark Hospital in RSA for a headache.
      13. High cost of living, food, fuel, clothing the highest in the region. Zambia now ranked 3rd hungriest country in the world
      14. Fanning of Tribal politics
      15. Using the Lord’s name in vain; claiming to be christian yet you steal & abuse police to imprison opponents
      16. Election rigging
      17. EUROBOND:- 3rd Eurobond was looted. Not a single cent was allocated to any project
      18. Failing to get any benefits from copper mines while subsdizing their electricity & paying them almost a $-Billion in VAT refunds
      19. Reducing the presidency to play-boy status with the likes of Kaizer Zulu being a presidential advisor. Someone who beat up a female police officer in front of 60,000 spectators…

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      Findlay, a well known drug trafficker is now on every trip out of the country
      20. Weak immigration allowing Chinese, Rwandese to take over jobs from informal sector
      21. Killing of small girls without any investigation:- Vesper & Mapenzi Chibulo

      THIS PF EXPERIMENT IS A TOTAL FAILURE!!!!

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    • Levy Mwanawasa = Kwacha K3.5 per Dollar, Fuel K5 per litre, Mealie meal K28 per 25kg bag, 0 Debt, $3 Billion Foreign Reserves, Chinese Population = 100

      Lungu = Kwacha K12 per Dollar, Fuel K16 per litre, Mealie meal K100 per 25kg bag, $30 billion Debt, $0 Foreign Reserves, Chinese Population = 500,000

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    • PF must show us figures of what they have achieved – not dams, roads etc. What impact has roads or dams brought to zambians? Show us figures of how many jobs PF has created (we see 0 jobs). Show us which poverty pf has reduced (we actually see an increase). So these articles without substance will be difficult to sale to Zambians. No matter how pf tries to force the story down our throats

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    • Exactly! What are the jobs figures so we can compare? You can just say that jobs have been created without providing.

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    • @Maloza, wow wow wow wow, that’s what we’re talking about.
      If PF won’t call for emergency meeting to discuss points by Maloza, then katwishi ifyo bapangwa.
      Real facts!
      Real people!

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    • PF ‘s major achievement are

      1 Huge debt(over $40 Billion) -hidden.
      2. Corruption
      3 Police brutality
      4 Abject poverty
      5 Political intolerance
      6 Murdering policitical activicities
      7 Large Presidential flying hours
      8 Agricultural decimation
      9 Exportation of jobs to Chinese nationals
      10 Hunger for the poor and the disabled.

      All in all PF has brought misery to majority Zambians.

      PF and Lung must go by any means

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    • Plans are not achievements, some of those perceived achievements mentioned are outweighed by related liabilities explaining why our economy is in a junk state and falling. In part 2, focus more on outcomes and impacts on an average Zambian family. I hope you will also include the failures.

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  1. From all the blablabla how much have you developed your pockets? can we also know how much corruption have you developed

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  2. Rubbish, Lip service won’t help you , you are now feeling the weight, because 2021 i near the corner. count them and recount, it shall never make an change. People have already decided .

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    • There is no weight here to feel

      Which people have decided?

      You have destroyed alternative govt prospects

      Your boss took over that party fraudulently. He had no position in the party for him to at the top. He just used a calculator. And he wants to put Zambia in the hands of a ruthless illiterate who he he chose fraudulently

      There is no wind of change maybe in 2026

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    • A vote for hh is vote for gbm in state house

      Cursing and swearing

      I wife beater

      Assaults workers

      He forms 21 companies to supply min of defence and zesco poles

      These are just crooks

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  3. You people who sing songs that people have already decided.
    Which people?
    Don’t cheat yourselves so much that you cry big in 2021.

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  4. And PF must remove that guy on top. I know they want him to go but they are just cowards.

    If conc court rules against 3rd term you will see them celebrating in broad daylight.

    Pf must change team

    Finance minister
    Home affairs
    Lusaka province minister

    The above ministers must go

    And entire state house crew must go.

    We need fresh air

    Am a non partisan political consultant

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    • I only ceas to be partisan when I say hh is a great leader

      Kateka wamano

      Moze wanomba

      A non tribal leader.

      He will win in 2021.

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    • The Ministers you want removed are among the most hardworking persons in Cabinet.Hon Mwanakatwe has brought fresh air in the Ministry of Finance.Give her chance to settle down.

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  5. Well done! We need more of such write-ups. Most of the time our thinking is skewed towards negativities and forget about pockets of developmental projects happening in various parts of the country.

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  6. So giving tailing or so called black mountains is part of you 7NDP or Vision 2030? sh!t hole govt, cant even create decent employment opportunities

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    • true. its a sh!!t hole pf government.they are busy stealing our money ba fikkkkkkambaaaaa aba……………lol

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  7. Long live ECL and the PF i hope the rule for ever. ECL is chosen by God so it is important that we allow him to rule until God decides he must leave. VIVA PF Nafuti nafuti

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  8. The UPND are a bunch of dreamers.

    The 7NDP and Vision 2030 are not PF documents.

    These are GRZ documents that need careful study by all political parties.

    The UPND 10-point plan they presented last election was nonsense.It was a wish list.

    Serious opposition need to tell us how they intend to achieve Vision 2030-basically becoming a middle income country.

    We are tired of listening to nothing.
    At least PF is showing the way it should be done.
    Let us judge them based on progress vs 7NDP

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    • Then let them show us their document, because they are fast to say that the opposition does not have a party manifesto, you cant be riding on other peoples document and when criticized you say it is not our document any way, where is your document show us

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    • So that you can cut and paste.

      Vision 2030 is to undo all the atrocities commited by PF which I listed earlier.

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  9. Tell us about how many real jobs you have created, tell us how much you have increased GDP , tell us how you have grown foringe reserves , tell us about export growth instead of waffelling and innuendos use chama ….

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  10. Reading above Article, I found it very difficult to draw an inference.

    “Achievements of The PF Government in 7 Years (2011 – 2018): From The Perspective of 7NDP & Vision 2030”
    You are the jury and judge.

    “1. 1. The Patriotic Front Manifesto(s);
    2. The National Development Plans (NDPs)
    3. The Vision 2030.”

    Please somebody educate me, can party manifesto override The supreme law of the land the Constitution.

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  11. At least in the years of their Governance they have moved the ECONOMY some GDP percentage points or basis points The Tertiary sector over the years how moved up by………supported by the growth in retail …………………transport…………………..Financials…………..Government sector and services………………………….including household ………………………….plus the mining GDP growth of ………………and agricultural ………………….At least say mwabobeni He will give you the performance in various sectors and reasoning behind in real gross domestic product YOY or the Appropriate quarterly starting with the largest positive contributors to the positive movement to 2018 in GDP growth
    They have worked and managed to work the…

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  12. Political parties must operate as systems.

    Pf should not operate as lungu

    Upendi must not operate as hh

    Yet the opposite is true thats why the country is failing. Unfortunately even the followers are brainwashed.

    Ask a pf or upendi cadre what their partities stand for.

    Answers will be. HH is tribal satanist miser

    Lungu is a thief chakolwa with a plot in Swaziland.

    But how will your party solve problems. NO ANSWER.

    Am a non partisan political consultant

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  13. economy amidst recessionary concerns also So be supportive of this article and offer constructive criticism of it to put it in shape from the point of view of the 7NDP five strategic pillars towards visions 2030 mile stones

    There has been a miss guided criticisms on debt sustainability by many and most have missed the reasoning behind the debt strategy and sustainability analysis methodology failing to guide and see the positivities the Gov in power has achieved above Its not simply a ratio There is a rationale at various economies and this Gov has still budget options to unwind the debt if you can see and analyse

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  14. How is he going to air the 40% unemployment? How is he going to air high poverty levels in people’s stomachs? How is he going to air inflated project costs? How is he going to air the abused Public order act? How is he going to air high fuel costs? bla bla bla

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  15. Jonny – How is he going to air the 40% unemployment? How is he going to air high poverty levels in people’s stomachs? How is he going to air inflated project costs? How is he going to air the abused Public order act? How is he going to air high fuel costs? bla bla bla

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  16. In life failure to admit or bring our your failures is tantamount to failing. PF should clearly spell out where they have failed clearly stating how they will turn around those failures. I.e high fuel costs, depreciated local currency, High unemployment levels and how they intend to correct them. Simply stating your achievements is tantamount to being defensive. Why? Because those affected by the list of failures will have hope that you are addressing them if you clearly bring them out. But simply listing your achievements frustrates those who are looking up to you for solutions to your failures which affects them.

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  17. While others are dreaming that they are winning in 2021 PF is busy delivering, in 2021 they will be crying ATI ba rigging ma elections.being popular on social media is different from reality.you are losing elections now but you are busy saying people have decided.wake up ba dundumwezi

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  18. They have fairly delivered on the above to Zambians above-average in comparison to similar countries and crisis companies Having a Clear policy action on manufacturing sector and commerce will be key going forward in addressing unemployment and creation and improving the ratings of various economic indicators of the economy This will be important also in stemming the budget deficits and further sustaining the debt ratios towards safe havens or net The committee on policy should strengthen further is good work and give out not only the rates but also the voting for each individual member votes on key issues like on the purchase of assets financed with central bank reserves or the…

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  19. the offloading to address your concerns on reserves but overall the macroeconomic, fiscal and monetary balances have also performed fairly
    There has been some improvement in the quality of Zambian GDP performance in key sectors
    In most cases people have failed to see the progress made and have tended to sway the public towards the Public debt Public debt is generally regarded as sustainable when the primary balance that is required to stabilize the Debt to GDP ratio under baseline and realistic stress scenarios is economically and politically feasible and such that the level of those debts is consistent with acceptable roller over risk and with potential for continued sustained…

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  20. levels is seen and assessed to be satisfactory The issue of debt sustainability analysis or assessment is never backward looking but rather forward-looking This is also in the current principle in the IMF MAC DSA is the IMF’s Guidance tools as seen in the application of article IV applied to all countries including the PACT of crisis countries which Zambia is not part The Treasury has given indications on how (Fiscal Plans on how) they will stem and stay clear of high debt levels preferable below 50% forecasted in the 7NDP They still have the Budget options to further rebalance
    Allow him to give empirical evidence that the Zambian economy has changed There has been…

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  21. some improvement in the quality of Zambian GDP performance in key sectors
    In most cases people have failed to see the progress made and have tended to sway the public towards the Public debt Public debt is generally regarded as sustainable when the primary balance that is required to stabilize the Debt to GDP ratio under baseline and realistic stress scenarios is economically and politically feasible and such that the level of those debts is consistent with acceptable roller over risk and with potential for continued sustained growth potential at sustainable level is seen and assessed to be satisfactory The issue of debt sustainability analysis or assessment is never…

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  22. backward looking but rather forward-looking This is also in the current principle in the IMF MAC DSA is the IMF’s Guidance tools as seen in the application of article IV applied to all countries including the PACT of crisis countries which Zambia is not part The Treasury has given indications on how (Fiscal Plans on how) they will stem and stay clear of high debt levels preferable below 50% forecasted in the 7NDP They still have the Budget options to further rebalance
    Allow him to give empirical evidence that the Zambian economy has changed There has been Growth in GDP but employment has been sticky pointing to some structural issues especially in core manufacturing sectors The…

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  23. The country is now well positioned than before to participate and benefit from the regions and Africa as a continent than before Its has never reached its potential both relatively and in obsolute terms to create more profits returns and reserves to further improve the people lively as the 7NDP is fully implemented further creating capacities and opportunities for robust economy that is able to weather the currency and economic shocks Its never cast in the stone also it depends on all

    One can go on and on //

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  24. On Zaffico No You o well not to list it but find other innovative ways of recapitalizing this viable STATE OWNED lumber company see how the industry has evolved at the heart of people Companies such as New Foresty Company The Poles Poles Supply business segment can further be capitalized and change the company as a State Owned Company Its peoples land and bushes.. and trickery as its a door step

    See DANA LIMITED and Investments Company with focus on timber om NewZealand

    TIMBER-INVEST EUROPE CONFERENCE, LONDON 25 -26 October, 2011

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  25. Kikikikikikiii I think Kambwili was right to say Davies had to seek help from a young boy to clear grade 9 exams ! Honestly what kind of writing is that ? Bwana SG next time you want to assess your performance as PF please use Key Performance Indicators shown in the 7NDP , and not anything falling from skull please !!!

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  26. When the world bank funds a project the cost of the project is always reasonable the Mwomboshi Dam Project in Chisamba will only cost us $28 million now look at the other projects funded by the Chinese .At this point we can even assume the Kafulafuta Dam Project on the Copperbelt being built at the cost of US Dollar 450 million which funded through a loan secured from Exim Bank of China has been over priced

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  27. This guy cant be talking about tractor assembly plant in the Lusaka South Multi Facility Zone because at this point it’s only a promise as it has not been built yet and if we remember we are still waiting for the K5 fuel which we where promised some time back .
    If it comes to employment the PF government has done very little in this area as the only types of jobs the have managed to create are short time jobs usually lasting only a few months e.g road construction e.t.c otherwise the jobs are ussualy meant to only cater for school leavers looking to raise money for there fees e.g shopping mall jobs

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  28. Mr Mwila, this is the way to go tell the people what you are doing and or what you have achieved, those whose job is circulating falsehoods will carryon because that is their mandate. The Govt of the day’s mandate is development. Those spreading lies and insults will reap what they sow (Insults and lies- falsehoods). Those investing in development they will reap investment and development. And the developed economy will provide jobs for more people to support their families. Not sure what falsehoods and lies will provide?

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  29. The document is huge the 7NDP and key performance Indicators is basically inclined to UNDP SNDP but the OECD Performance indicators might be helpful in structuring his THEME and bring out the gains recorded since a tipping point say 2012 or 2013 or 2015 tough quarterly might
    be appropriate etc

    See the structure of OECD’s Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2018 Issue 11 just for theme structuring using the various performance indicators with reference to 7NDP These are developed countries and comparison can be made with pears in the region and markets

    The OECDs brings out those indicators necessary for the report //

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  30. He is on the right track and started well some comparative indicators with peers and regions will help in info graphics but its little the former minister of commerce did a similar report He can draw sources from there BOZ Financial statistics Our National Census Beareu and a host of good pblications by our freinds the Sources The World Bank,UNDESA,IMF,WHO,OECD,ITU,WTO,FAO
    ,UNCTAD,EIA,AfDB,UNSD,ILO these official publications to make his commentary exposition authoritative

    The statistics are not bad after viewed from the Global matrix Rankings

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  31. Yaa its very easy to compare Zambias performance across all countries and markets in all sectors unlike what is said above its a 30 ,minutes to report and compare the good Zambian performance with alike peers Its not like preparing a global economic outlook or fiscal monitor by IMF Performance has been reported both by GRZ and above partners and its fairly reported performance to their 7NDP

    He can spice it and close it up by drawing comparisons and performance to World Rankings like
    Human Development Index,Ease of Doing Business,Corruption Perceptions Index,Index of Economic Freedom,Press Freedom Index,Democracy Index,freedom house index,Property Rights Index,Prosperity Index ,Global Hunger…

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  32. ,Restrictions on Religion Index,Environment Performance Index,African Governance Index,Global City Competitiveness Index,Rule of Law Index and Social Protection Index The rankings as compiled by above

    Though the structure and his theme follows the UNDP SNPD as seen in the OECD He is on the right path and should close it up Its within Gov web also Article 5 IMF of 2017 is a useful official reported data

    He is on track and must be given the chance to report performance

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