HODs urged to spearhead development

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HODs urged to spearhead development

Lusaka, July 31, 2014, ZANIS…Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary

Wamunyima Muwana has called for hard work and cooperation among

government heads of departments if development is to be attained in the



The Permanent Secretary said this during the second quarter Provincial

Development Coordinating Committee Meeting held at the New Government

Complex in Lusaka this morning.


Mr. Muwana also urged the civil servants to consult where necessary

when executing their duties to avoid career accidents which he said

are detrimental to the service delivery.


He advised workers to understand government’s stance on various issues

and be able to explain to the public on the on-going developmental


The PS said that there is need for workers to ensure that the various

projects are successfully implemented, monitored and evaluated.


Mr. Muwana said the construction of roads has a bearing on alleviating

poverty through job creation as well as providing a good road network

there by easing access to various facilities.


Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary has called on the forestry

department to enhance sensitisation campaigns on the importance of

tree planting by clearly highlighting the effects of deforestation.


Mr Muwana cited Runfusa as a district where the forests have been

adversely affected with deforestation.


He urged authorities in Rufunsa to partner with traditional leaders

in sensitising the public on the importance of tree planting.


Mr Muwana further urged authorities in urban districts as well as

individuals at grassroots level to continue with the tree planting

exercise as a way of saving the environment.


Mr Muwana also bemoaned the rate at which the Mkula tree is being

illegally harvested saying it could be depleted.


The Provincial Development Coordinating Committee Meeting is scheduled

to discuss among other issues the re-alignment of DDCC and PDCC

sub-committees, preparations for budgeting as well as the 2015-2017 medium

term expenditure framework.