Controversy over the constitution is not relevant – Scott

Vice President Guy Scott
Vice President Guy Scott

Vice President Guy Scott says the controversy over the constitution is not relevant to the country’s development.

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Dr. Scott says stakeholders in the country need to work together to make progress.

Effie Mphande reports that Dr. Scott was speaking shortly after he arrived in Livingstone where he has gone to officiate at the Annual General meeting gala dinner for the Law Association of Zambia

He says stakeholders need to reach consensus over the matter for the country to make progress.

Earlier, Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe says the PF managed to scoop the seat of Deputy Mayor in Livingstone.

And Youth and Sport Minister Chishimba Kambwili says government has prioritized the energy and transport sectors in its quest to transform the social economic development of the country.

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Speaking during the inauguration of Thompson Ngulube and Dorothy Lukwesa as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mufulira district, Mr. Kambwili says it is for this reason that government has embarked on massive infrastructure countrywide

Meanwhile, new Mufulira Mayor Thompson Ngulube says his council will engage residents on development issues, while outgoing Mayor Yoram Zulu has praised the Local Government Service Commission for posting qualified staff to the district.

Now, Vice President Guy Scott’s Wife Chalotte has called on youths in the country to be proactive and participate in programs meant for their development.

Speaking during the official launch of the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan of Africa Directions in Lusaka last night, Dr. SCOTT noted that many young people have good ideas but how to implement them has been a challenge.

She was however quick to praise community based NGO for having persevered over the years and contributing to development of the youth in communities it operates from.

And Africa Directions Board Member Evans Banda said sex among the young people and children is a reality hence it will not help if parents continue to ignore the problem at hand.

Meanwhile Africa Directions Executive Director Mark Chilongu says there is need for civil society organisations and the private sector to help government address high unemployment problems in the country.

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