HODs urged to spearhead development
Lusaka, July 31, 2014, ZANIS…Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary
Wamunyima Muwana has called for hard work and cooperation among
government heads of departments if development is to be attained in the
The Permanent Secretary said this during the second quarter Provincial
Development Coordinating Committee Meeting held at the New Government
Complex in Lusaka this morning.
Mr. Muwana also urged the civil servants to consult where necessary
when executing their duties to avoid career accidents which he said
are detrimental to the service delivery.
He advised workers to understand government’s stance on various issues
and be able to explain to the public on the on-going developmental
The PS said that there is need for workers to ensure that the various
projects are successfully implemented, monitored and evaluated.
Mr. Muwana said the construction of roads has a bearing on alleviating
poverty through job creation as well as providing a good road network
there by easing access to various facilities.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary has called on the forestry
department to enhance sensitisation campaigns on the importance of
tree planting by clearly highlighting the effects of deforestation.
Mr Muwana cited Runfusa as a district where the forests have been
adversely affected with deforestation.
He urged authorities in Rufunsa to partner with traditional leaders
in sensitising the public on the importance of tree planting.
Mr Muwana further urged authorities in urban districts as well as
individuals at grassroots level to continue with the tree planting
exercise as a way of saving the environment.
Mr Muwana also bemoaned the rate at which the Mkula tree is being
illegally harvested saying it could be depleted.
The Provincial Development Coordinating Committee Meeting is scheduled
to discuss among other issues the re-alignment of DDCC and PDCC
sub-committees, preparations for budgeting as well as the 2015-2017 medium
term expenditure framework.