Thursday, 16 June 2011


President Rupiah Banda
On Wednesday 15 June, 2011, His Excellency, President Rupiah Banda of Zambia announced a seven-point plan to alleviate poverty in Zambia, highlighting his commitment to meeting the United Nations millennium development goals to tackle the issue.
The plan, which would be implemented over the next five years, plays a central role in President Banda’s government’s manifesto.
In the plan, His Excellency emphasised how his government will work hard to fight against corruption, ensuring that every Zambian has the opportunity to work, earn a fair wage and access good health care.
At the press conference, President Banda said: “Fighting corruption remains top of my agenda and I will continue to invest in infrastructure projects and encourage foreign investment programmes to build a better place for Zambia in the world. We have worked tirelessly to build strong foundations for our country and to maintain steady growth and it is my intention to ensure that all Zambians have access to education, good healthcare and benefit from a prosperous economy.
During his time in office, His Excellency and his government have delivered growth of 7% despite the global recession, thanks to sound government policies. The government is also in the process of establishing multi-facility economic zones (MFEZs) and industrial parks to promote the manufacturing industry and create more jobs for the Zambian people.

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