Government has embarked on the development of planning and budgeting policy which is aimed at operationalising the planning and budgeting legislation.
Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Emeldah Chola said the policy will be the basis for the enactment of the planning and budgeting legislation.
Brigadier General Chola said this in Lusaka today during the Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) meeting.
She said the legislation will strengthen the coordination of the national development planning and budgeting process and set clear and systematic approaches in undertaking national development planning.
Brig. Gen. Chola added that government will strengthen the planning and budgeting
process in the province to ensure that resources are used wisely.
She said the objective of the planning and budgeting policy was to ensure that there are linkages among planning instruments such as vision 2030, the five year national development plan, the three year medium expenditure framework (MTEF) and the annual budget.
Brig. Gen Chola noted that the policy will also provide the operationalisation
of development activities and to ascertain comprehensive monitoring and evaluation
She further urged stakeholders to play a critical role in the development of the
planning and budgeting process to ensure that the measures stipulated are
fundamental for the development of planning and budgeting systems in the
And Ministry of Finance Director of National Planning Chola Chabala said there was need to identify main points in the budgeting process.
Mr. Chabala said budgeting requires the creation of awareness and identifying keys players that should have been used.
He said there was also need to identify the way forward with regard to the planning and budgeting process.
Mr. Chabala said the ministry was committed to working towards strengthening synergies and improving them.