District consultative forum appreciated in Namwala
Namwala, February27, ZANIS ——- Namwala District Administrative Officer Godwin Sanjase has commended the government through the Ministry of Justice for coming with District Consultative Forum for the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Mr Sanjase said this when he officiated at the Namwala District Consultative workshop of the Revision for the National Plan of Action for the African Peer Review Mechanism held on 26th February 2013 at Namwala Youth Friendly corner.
He said that the bringing of the consultative forum is a plus on the Patriotic Front government because it will enable the people at the grass root of the district contribute to the revision for the National plan of action for the APRM.
Mr Sanjase thanked government for choosing Namwala among the five districts to pilot the consultative for Southern Province.
The Consultative forum participants were drawn from government departments and other NGOs at district level.
The APRM process provides Zambia as country with the opportunity to undertake a comprehensive assessment of its journey to promote good governance in the four thematic areas of Democracy and Good political governance, Economic governance, Socio economic governance and Corporate governance.
Mr Sanjase added that his Excellency Mr Micheal Chilufya Sata the President of Zambia was peer reviewed by other heads of state and government at the recent African Peer Review heads of state and government forum in January, 2013 in Addis ababa, Ethiopia.
He said that by availing himself for the peer review, Mr Sata showed the world and Africa in particular that his government and the Patriotic Front is very committed to a crusade of good governance.
Mr Sanjase further said that as a district, the foresees that through this mechanism the district will collectively be able to evaluate its performance and contribute to the fundamental objectives of our national development which include hastening job creation, reducing widespread poverty, improving generation and distribution and promoting gender equity in order to attain equitable and sustainable development in all sections of the Zambian economy.