Government to enhance good governance

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Government to enhance good governance


Mongu, May 22, ZANIS ——- Government says it attaches great importance to the crusade of good governance in the country.


Mongu District Commissioner, Maurice Litula said this during the speech ready for him by District Administrative officer Alice Mutemwa at a consultative and sensitization workshop on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) that was held at the provincial conference hall yesterday.


Mr Litula said government under the leadership of President Michael Sata is committed to working towards a more equitably developed and prosperous nation in order to uplift the living standards of people in the country.


He said Zambia is in the process of providing opportunities of undertaking comprehensive assessment of its journey of promoting good governance in areas of democracy, corporate, socio-economic and political governance as a country.


The DC implored the participants to envisage the process of the PEER review mechanism inorder to enhance and evaluate the performance that would contribute to the fundamental objectives of the national programme which hasten job creation and reduce poverty levels in the country.


Mr Litula also said that the APRM process will also improve income generation, distribution and promotion of gender equity in order to attain equitable and sustainable development in all the sectors of the Zambian economy.   


And speaking at the same workshop, National Governing Council (NGC) of the APRM, Anna Imasiku said the APRM process dwells on all the human endeavours as the prerequisite to a successful life of good governance.


Ms Imasiku has however lauded Patriotic Front government for bringing together all civil society organizations and (NGC) through the Ministry of Justice to promote the objective of the APRM programmes in the country.