APRM indicates Zambia as credible nation

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—–Acting Chinsali District Administrative Officer (DAO) in Muchinga Province, Noah Simulunga,  says Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a clear indication that Government is determined to demonstrate that Zambia is a credible nation worth of the best investment.

Mr Simulunga said this when he officiated at a one-day consultative workshop on the revision of the National Plan of Action for the APRM whose main objective is to sensitize district stakeholders on the Country Review project.

Mr Simulunga said the APRM provides the country with the opportunity to undertake a comprehensive assessment to promote good governance in the four thematic areas.

He named the thematic areas as Democracy and Good Political Governance, Economic Governance and Management, Social Economic Governance and Corporate Governance.

The acting DA added that the exercise should be viewed as the Government`s commitment towards the realization of a more equitable developed country as expressed in the PF manifesto.

Mr Simulunga said for the President to have availed himself for the APRM it showed the world and Africa in particular that the Patriotic Front (PF) Government is committed to the crusade of good governance.

He stressed the need for collaboration among stakeholders, adding that collaboration is an indispensable part of any process at all levels.

 Mr Simulunga also re-affirmed the district`s commitment to the APRM process.

And speaking on behalf of the team from the Ministry of Justice in an interview immediately after the workshop, Nzovwa Chomba described the workshop in Chinsali as a big success.

Mr Chomba said Government has embarked on a process to sensitize everyone on the importance of APRM, adding that it is a requirement by APRM to involve all citizens.

He said the involvement of the citizens starts with the knowledge on APRM and that it is for this reason that Government has embarked on country-wide sensitization programmes.

Mr Chomba said so far, the team has visited four provinces which include Southern, Eastern, Western and Muchinga provinces.

He said the team has been divided into two in order to effectively work within the expected time, adding that Muchinga and Northern provinces are being visited at the same time. 

Mr Chomba has since appealed to the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) to implement what was discussed during the one-day consultative workshop.