Zambia capable of being world’s top implementers of economic reforms

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The Private Sector Development Reform Programme (PSDRP) has pledged to engage all key stakeholders in ensuring that Zambia implements various economic reforms in the best way possible.

PSDR Programme Coordinator Kayula Siame said Zambia has the capacity to become one of the world’s top reform implementers in various sectors of the economy that include energy, water, transport and many others.

Ms. Kayula said the programme of engaging all service providers will be ongoing so that they can adapt to the state of the art global interventions in providing quality goods and services to the people.

She was speaking at a media breakfast hosted for the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) in Lusaka today.

The breakfast meeting was aimed at evaluating various reforms which the power company was undertaking.

Ms. Kayula has since urged ZESCO to increase people’s access to electricity which she said was the major driver of the country’s economy.

Meanwhile, ZESCO Senior Manager for Business Development Simwanza Chitembo said his company was developing a frame work which was aimed at making people’s houses get connected to electricity within a short period of time.

Mr. Chitembo said the power utility company was fully aware of the urgent need for efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of electricity to the Zambian people.

He said his company was also aware of the many challenges such as delayed connections which customers face.

Mr. Chitembo added that ZESCO will soon phase out all non value adding facilities that are found in the process of providing electricity to both commercial and household customers.

The Private Sector Development Reform Programme is a framework of the Government of Zambia that was established to implement business environment reforms to make it easier to do business in Zambia.