PF government operating according to plan – Sakeni

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Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says government under the leadership of President Micheal Sata has a clear roadmap for the development of the country.


Mr Sakeni said the developmental programmes that government is undertaking are not an afterthought but that they are premised on the party manifesto upon which the Zambian people elected them into office in 2011.

The Minister stated that government has embarked on a vigorous and robust national development programme to deepen the country’s democracy and improve people’s living standards.

He said government has accelerated the pace of devolving power to the people with over two thousand jobs underway in the newly created districts around the country.

This is according to a statement made available to ZANIS by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kennedy Sakeni in Lusaka today.

And Mr Sakeni has disclosed that government has revitalized the fight against corruption with the result that the country is now seeing renewed donor and investor confidence in its economy.

He said an example of that is Zambia’s nomination as one of the top contenders for the prestigious award for the Best Sovereign Bond Issuance by the Europe Middle –East and Africa (EMA) finance magazine whose awards presentation ceremony is scheduled for London next week.

The Minister has also disclosed that the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) which pended for many years under the previous government is now operational.

He also disclosed that the Access To Information (ATI) bill is due for presentation to parliament when it resumes sitting next week.

“These are tangible developments which show that this government is operating in a planned and organized manner as reported in the media,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Sakeni has dispelled allegations by the MMD through its Director for Communication Muhabi Lungu that government is broke hence its decision to remove subsidies on maize and fuel.

He has since stated that it is untrue as all government programmes are running normally as budgeted.

Mr. Sakeni said government is however not surprised that the MMD wants the subsidies on maize and fuel back as they are the major beneficiaries of the facility at the expense of the poor and marginalized in society.