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Government can not do it alone – HPZ

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In a bid to foster grassroots development and reduce reliance on government interventions, The Hunger Project Zambia (HPZ) is calling on Zambians to actively engage in community-led development initiatives. Recognizing the limitations of government resources to address all development needs, HPZ National Programmes Director, Samuel Mutambo, emphasized the importance of citizens’ involvement in shaping the future of their communities.

Mutambo noted that the government, while playing a crucial role, cannot singularly deliver all-encompassing development across the country. To address this gap, a coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Zambia, led by the Hunger Project Zambia, is aligning with the global movement advocating for community-led development programs.

In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, Mr. Mutambo explained that the coordinated effort aims to empower communities to identify and leverage local resources for their own development. The organization intends to facilitate the creation of sustainable development programs that directly benefit the communities involved.

Highlighting the significance of community-led development, Mutambo stressed its pivotal role in Zambia’s pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the vision to become a prosperous middle-income country by 2030. By encouraging active citizen participation, the movement seeks to enhance the capacity of communities in the development process, contributing to a transformative shift in the country’s development landscape.

As Zambians are urged to take ownership of their development, the initiative marks a step towards fostering self-reliance and resilience in communities, ultimately contributing to the nation’s overall progress.

5 COMMENTS

  1. We all know that govt can’t do everything. The problem is the pettiness of politicians. Look at Galu and his running mate, they want to be the only ones taking selfies at cholera centers. If Gunyu Masaka and his cohorts want to clean, why not grant them that opportunity? Please take them to Mutantabantu and give them a large portion to work on. We all want to see them help clean part of the mess they created. Let them risk their lives after all they stole so much from the people

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  2. All Politicians are petty and they always want to make a name for themselves no wonder they can’t work with opposition

  3. WHO NEEDS THE OPPOSITION WHICH IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ONE IS A PROVED FAILURE AND THE OTHER WANTS TO START A SECOND CUBA

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