|Musokotwane revamped ICPT|
Department of National Planning Acting Deputy director, Esnart Mpokoshya says population statistics provided by Central Statistics Office (CSO) is underutilized in developmental areas of the country’s economy.
Ms. Mpokoshya says information by the CSO would help grow the economy once well utilized as issues of unemployment and entrepreneurship would be captured in all developmental aspects.
The Deputy Director said this during a meeting aimed at formulating an Inter-agency Technical Committee on Population (ICTP) in Chipata yesterday.
She said population count provides information that may influence decision making on developmental issues.
Ms Mpokoshya advised government and the private sector to address climate change, gender, education and health related issues by relating it to population.
She stated that it is for this reason that the ministry of Finance and National Planning decided to revamp the ICPT which would help enhance development in relation to population.
The ICPT is expected to provide technical advice to policy makers and facilitate coordination of population related matters among others.