Written by on September 1, 2022

By Juliet Makwama
President Hakainde Hichilema says hard work from all Zambians while government implements the eighth national development plan is vital as the country is on the path to a higher growth trajectory and economic recovery.
President Hichilema says time has come for Zambia to restrain from fiscal deficits experienced in the past, where the country defaulted on both domestic and foreign debt, and that hard work must be embraced for this to happen.
Speaking During the launch of the eight national development plan today, President Hichilema says is on the path to higher economic recovery on a higher growth trajectory.
The eighth national development plan has been launched under the theme, Social Economic Transformation to Improve Livelihoods, and will run from 2022 to 2026.
President Hichilema has also thanked the International monitory fund IMF for approving a bailout plan for Zambia saying this will go a long way in ensuring the economic fundamentals in the country respond positively.
President Hichilema is hopeful that renewed economic growth will restrain the fiscal deficit experienced recently, and that Zambia has many opportunities to create and invest in the economy.
And giving a vote of thanks with a CSOs perspective, Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR), Faides TembaTemba said CSOs remain committed to partnering with government in the implementation and monitoring of the eight national development plan.
Ms Temba Temba says facilitating inclusive development is not just the business of government but various stakeholders, and that CSOs expect full gender mainstreaming in the development interventons to address development challenges faced by women and girls.

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