Lusaka based politician advises government to consult before implementing policies

Minister of Local Government and Housing, Emerine Kabanshi
Minister of Local Government and Housing, Emerine Kabanshi
A Lusaka based politician, Nason Msoni, has advised the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government to be consulting widely before implementing policies that affect a large number of people.

Mr. Msoni cites the recent launched of the revised curriculum which compels all pupils from Grades one to four to be learning in vernacular in their respective areas as one of the policies the PF government needed to consult about.

Mr. Msoni states that the launch of the revised curriculum shows that the PF is not widely consulting relevant stakeholders before coming up with certain policies.

He wonders how pupils from Chongwe District will adapt to the new learning mode considering that their vernacular language is Soli and they are now learning in Chinyanja.

And Mr. Msoni notes there is also need for government to start engaging relevant stakeholders before implementing certain policies which are not affecting them but the people of Zambia.

He has since advised and encouraged government to pilot projects before implementing them fully to ascertain their viability.

The Lusaka based politician was speaking in an interview with QFM News in Lusaka today.