Trans­late key pol­icy ar­eas, says Kop­u­lande

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By AN­NIE ZULU

CHEMBE Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Se­bas­tian Kop­u­lande has asked Gov­ern­ment Min­istries to trans­late pri­or­ity ar­eas that Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu di­rected dur­ing his re­cent ad­dress to Par­lia­ment. Dr Kop­u­lande cited poverty re­duc­tion, health care and ed­u­ca­tion for all as some of the key pri­or­ity ar­eas that Pres­i­dent Lungu re­ferred to in his speech. He said the pri­or­ity ar­eas which also af­fected the peo­ple of Chembe were crit­i­cal to the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. Dr Kop­u­lande said this when de­bat­ing Pres­i­dent Lungu’s ad­dress to Par­lia­ment. “The peo­ple of Chembe are look­ing for an­swers in min­is­te­rial po­lice state­ments on the as­sur­ances that in­puts will be de­liv­ered on time and we are not go­ing to have a sit­u­a­tion where the in­puts are de­liv­ered late. “We are look­ing for­ward to an­swers on ac­cess to qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion, the peo­ple of Chembe are tired of see­ing their chil­dren sit­ting on the floor. Chil­dren are learn­ing in struc­tures which are a risk to them, we are go­ing to wait for min­is­te­rial pol­icy state­ment to tell us how that will be done,” he said. Mean­while, Dr Kop­u­lande called for con­certed ef­forts and unity in de­vel­op­ing the coun­try. He said de­vel­op­ing Zam­bia was not only the Pres­i­dent’s re­spon­si­bil­ity but ev­ery­one’s in­clud­ing the leg­is­la­ture. “There is need to put hands and ef­forts to­gether to change the des­tiny of the coun­try. We have a shared re­spon­si­bil­ity be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive and leg­is­la­ture,” Dr Kop­u­lande said.

Dr. Se­bas­tian Kop­u­lande (right) with Dr. Kaunda

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