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President Lungu urges Ministers to place necessary importance on cluster reports

General News President Lungu urges Ministers to place necessary importance on cluster reports

File:President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) chairs the 17th Cabinet meeting at State House in Lusaka on Monday, October 1,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

President Edgar Lungu has urged various line ministries to treat quarterly cluster reports with the seriousness they deserve.

President Lungu has observed with concern that the cluster meetings are deteriorating in quality adding that there is the need for ministries that people are beginning to take the meetings like a formality.

The President has however emphasized that the quarterly cluster meetings are not a formality but a serious task that the government should undertake to the best of its abilities in order to know how the country is performing in each sector of the economy.

He was speaking at State House in Lusaka yesterday, during a Presidential Quarterly Cluster Reporting Secretariat Meeting, with Ministries of Finance and National Development Planning.

And the Head of State has further indicated that he has noticed how people have responded to the budget at parliament and away from parliament, including his speech of national address, hence the need for government to know what is happening and where the nation is in terms of performance, so that they can be able to explain to the people.

The President also stated that there is no need to pretend that Zambia is an island and is not affected by the global economy when the country is able to witness what some of the neighboring countries such as Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique are experiencing.

He advised that it is high time the government made adjustable improvements, in order to explain to the people how the nation is performing with the economy.

President Lungu pointed out that it is important that the government and the people know the level at which the nation is performing and the issues affecting the growth of the economy if any.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has implored the Ministry of Finance to monitor the implementation and factors that are affecting the country’s economy.

He further urged the ministry to also predict and project strengths in the country’s economy properly, as well as be able to advise if the nation is able to meet the set goals or not a.

Minister of Finance, Bwalya Ng’andu, gave a presentation on the country’s 2019 macroeconomic performance, while the Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme presented the 2019 mid-year Seventh National Development Plan performance.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. What a wimpy!!
    Those are ministers… minister is above a CEO of a ministry, and you go about saying they are NOT serious? Or those useless ministers still walk about in meetings, and you don’t instantly fire them?? If they have guns in meeting or not fire them instantly.
    Look how mess and that picture is… that was a year ago. But you still have ministers who are not serious?
    My ministers will not even have chance to look at laptops or take notes. I know, when I am lecturing or chairing a meeting no one dose off or feel like going out to pee.
    What a wimpy your Edgar is…

    • useless President,useless government,useless ministers,useless PF bandits,,,,,,empty seats at UN general assembly after wasting tax payers money to fly to New York

    • Our president is good at empty talks – telling his lieutenants what and what not to do.
      The country’s economic battle was lost because 1. Kateka is clueless 2. Kateka appointed clueless and highly incompetent individuals good at only a$$ kissing.

    • Your ministers do not respect you sir. They know that even if they submit rubbish reports to you, you wont read them because you are lazy. The only thing you do is fly around in your private jet bought with taxpayers money.
      Just the same as your “directives”. You issue hundreds of directives which no one takes seriously, because no one takes you seriously.

    • If it were PRIVATISATION THIEF seated here then everything would have been “RIGHT” – UPND party of INCOMPOS and TRIBAL UNION.

  2. I stopped reading what this useless man says. All the time he is telling his fellow thieves what to do. A signed of poor leadership and poor team. Meanwhile its Friday and it means that me and my white wife will be going out tonight. We try and have a date night at least once a month. I try to spoil her as much as I can as she spoils me all time. My black Zambian ex commented on my social media asking why I didn’t take her on dates often. I told her because she was too broke to even tip the waiter. Love is not one way. That is why I love my white wife. So caring and very attractive. I cannot keep my hands off her

  3. MR PRESIDENT DO YOU REALISE THAT YOU ARE GOVERNMENT??? THOSE MINISTERS ARE JUST THE MAIDS OF YOUR HOUSE. THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS BECAUSE YOU LET THEM SLIDE. IT’S NOT HIGH TIME FOR GOVERNMENT IT’S HIGH TIME FOR YOU MR PRESIDENT TO TAKE YOUR JOB SERIOUSLY THAT WAY NO ONE MINISTER WILL RELAX. AND YOU DON’T NEED TO TELL THE NATION YOUR MINISTERS ARE NOT SERIOUS YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR MINISTERS IN A CABINET MEETING THE CHANGE YOU NEED TO SEE. YOU ONLY NEED TO TELL US THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS WHEN YOU FIRE THEM THEN TELL THE NATION I FIRED THIS PERSON BECAUSE THEY DON’T TAKE THEIR JOB SERIOUS. AGAIN WHEN YOUR CHILDREN MISBEHAVE YOU DON’T TELL THE NEIGHBORS YOU WILL START BEATING THEM YOU SIT THEM DOWN IN PRIVATE AND TELL DISCIPLINE THEM… SUCH PUBLIC STATEMENTS IS THE DEFINITION OF…

    • @4 China
      The same bazungu who taught you how to pray do you even hear them pray…do you even hear them talk about going to heaven…do you even hear bazungu speak in tongues…but a starving Zambian thinks when he prays money will fall from heaven…a starving Zambian will even buy the so called “anointed” water…..and give his hard earned money to his or her Pastor

  4. Lungu is just a Charlatan and inspires no confidence in anyone. You can pretend. He os lucky we don’t high grade politicians (although I don’t like politicians, but effective ones can get rid of charlatans and you start the cycle), he would have been out long ago.

    Nothing is happening. We are only getting highly indebted and get lesser value borrowed dollars.

  5. This USELESS Jona has NEVER sacked anyone for, theft, underperforming /not delivering quality service.
    THE ONLY TIME JONA BARES HIS BIG TEETH, & BITES IS WHEN SOMEONE CHALLENGES HIS POSITION AS LEADER OF THE MOST DRUNKEN, CORRUPT & INEPT GOVERNMENT ON THE PLANET.
    Just ask big Mkoshi Chimbwili.
    As long as you boot lick Jona you will get away with murder, as we can all see chi Thug life Kaizar is still in State House, violently defacating all over the place.
    HOW THE PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN CHEAPENED IN ZAMBIA TODAY IS MIND BOGGLING, & UNPRECEDENTED!!

  6. Tombolilo takatashepo what ever ECL will do as long as some is a tombolilo he/she will never appreciate. Just like injelela people like these two creatures are not appreciative waste of all they are like Freemansons people who hide in sheep skin pretending to be Christians whilst they are not.ECL as business to consider than the rubbish from tumalinso.

  7. The Headless snake of state, How can your ministers take you serious when you spend hours globetrotting enjoying tax payers whisky. How do you account to ex-kachasu loving visionless chap.Zambians must learn from this mistake you took.Never, never again will zambia be ruled by chancers.
    KK ministers were accountable and lead a noble life style.

  8. As we are reflecting on the independence day and the day of national prayers and fasting, let us forgive one another and respect our leaders God gave us, name calling and bad comments will not take this country forward, the need to give respect to the current leadership. Politics of frustration will can not attract a mature person to understand what you’re taking about. The people who vote are quiet and never insult.

    Here on Earth it is very difficult for some people to appreaciate any good work someone has done, they only do so when he or she dies. We can not get supprise even Jesus the son of God was not appreciated at all still the man kind still not appreaciate the weather provides to us, when it is hot we complain, when it cold, when is raining the same. It takes God to forgive…

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