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Friday, April 23, 2021

Government to broaden social protection programmes – President Lungu

Economy Government to broaden social protection programmes – President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has assured Zambians that his administration will continue implementing and broadening social protection programmes in an effort to improve the welfare of vulnerable people across the country.

President Lungu noted that government will continue to scale up the implementation of programmes such as the social cash transfer, food security park, emergency cash transfer schemes and supporting women livelihoods.

Speaking at the closing of the Patriotic Front (PF) General conference in Lusaka yesterday, President Lungu indicated that government will ensure that the girl child and women are empowered with appropriate skills and empowerment opportunities.

The Head of State noted that he will appoint more women in positions of authority and influence in order to contribute to national development

He added that the implementation of youth empowerment projects will also continue for inclusive governance and development for all.

“As a pro poor party, we shall continue demonstrating our resolve in the fight against poverty and vulnerability among vulnerable people. The Patriotic Government will continue implementing these social protection programmes, and will pay particular attention to broadening coverage and scope of the programme so as to contribute to the wellbeing of all vulnerable Zambians,” President Lungu guaranteed the country.

He added that government will also ensure improved labour conditions for those in the informal sector, among which includes drivers, shop keepers, gardeners and maids.

The President pointed out that PF has demonstrated support towards vulnerable people through various initiatives, saying that the bigger picture is to save the Zambian people who voted the party into power.

President Lungu stated that the party will never depart from its pro-poor values, thus will engage citizens in the affairs of the country in order to find common solutions when faced with challenges.

He was confident that the party will retain power after the general elections in August this year so that government can soldier on with its development agenda to transform the lives of Zambians.

23 COMMENTS

  1. GRZ to broaden dependency programs -Edgar Lungu .
    (yeah that’s only bcoz the PF has failed to grow the economy and life has become very tough)

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  2. Too late, why weren’t the programs broadened then? All of sudden you have realized that you have to broaden them now

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  3. THIS IS SAD HE CANT COMPREHEND THE PROBLEMS HIS PF HAS CAUSED
    HAVE A LIVE NATIONAL DEBATE AND TELL US YOUR PLANS AS WITH THE OTHER PARTIES

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  4. From allowing thieves like Mcfearson Chanda to steal social funds to now dishing it out at election time because you have not really done anything to uplift people’s lives.

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  5. Pilato was right when he said that these politicians want you to be so poor that when elections come they will hand you money and you’ll say they are working.

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  6. I may not comment as much as I usually do because of election work commitments. It’s that time again. Enjoy your week to those I won’t be able to interact with.

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  7. This a failed leadership only thing is corruption and building roads where they can get a commission and they booast they are pro poor. Zambians wake up how many of you are benfitting from the waelth of Zambia only less then 1% who are PF Cadres.

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  8. Guys, let’s all vote for President Edgar Lungu with majorities. He is continuously working for us and we must appreciate his efforts.

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  9. The social cash transfer, food Security Park, emergency cash transfer schemes, etc. provided tremendous support to Zambians especially women.

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  10. President Lungu has committed to uplift the lives of entire Zambians, even those who have not voted for PF in the past elections. This time, our President will win with the unbreakable numbers. History will be created in the August 12 elections.

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  11. The best part of PF is that every member has the same vision as President Lungu, their plans, vision, procedure, everything is crystal clear. We know that what PF is up to, unlike HH whose development is nowhere plus his party members are nowhere.

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  12. When there are better and upgraded education facilities, several job opportunities. Then why the nation faces any kind of poverty. We indeed love all the programmes launched by President Lungu.

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  13. Through President Lungu’s empowerment schemes, thousands of youths received funds which they invested in the business, uplifting lives, and happily feeding their families.

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