—The Lusaka City Council says the favourable investment policies put in place by government has made the city of Lusaka to become a major commercial hub of Zambia contributing over seven per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing 50 per cent of the urban work force.
LCC Acting Public Relations Manager, Habeenzu Mulunda, stated that with the decentralisation policy, which was launched last year by Republican President, Michael Sata, during the centenary celebrations, Lusaka City is poised to grow even further in many sectors of the economy.
Mr Mulunda said so far, a lot of progress has been achieved through the construction of roads, drainages and modern building infrastructure around the city, which in a way is aimed at responding to the many challenges the city has experienced over a centennial.
The LCC Acting Public Relations Manager disclosed this in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
He further revealed that the local authority will hold an Inter-Denominational Prayer Service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Thursday, July 31, 2014 to mark the end of the centenary celebrations.
Lusaka City Council turned 100 years last year on 31st July 2013.
He said the Inter-denominational Prayer Service is aimed at appreciating God’s favour since the council’s establishment as a civic administration in 1913.
Mr Mulunda said in the past 100 years of existence, the city of Lusaka has exponentially and steadily grown to its present status of one of the most rapidly developing cities on the African continent.
The LCC Acting Public Relations Manager said it is imperative, therefore, in appreciation of God’s providence in the 100 years, to hold intercessory prayers which will centre on peace, unity, family, development and leadership.