Government introduces measures to attain SDG’s

GOVERNMENT has put in place several interventions in various sectors to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

This is according to the Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane.

Dr Musokotwane therefore appealed for innovative approaches for development financing to ensure progress on the SDGs.

He said this in a speech read by Permanent Secretary for Planning and Administration, Lois Mulube.

 “We appreciate the support rendered to the Government by the United Nations (UN) Family through the Fund in supporting budget and expenditure analysis.

“This included the facilitating stakeholder engagement, a study on implementation of the decentralisation policy with a focus on fiscal decentralisation, development of sector financing plans including the costing of key programmes,” Dr Musokotwane said.

He said the UN family also supported the public expenditure reviews of the social protection sector whose findings fed into the development of the sector financing strategies in social protection and undertaking the 2022 Census of Population and Housing.

Speaking at a Joint SDG Fund event in Lusaka recently, United Nations Resident Coordinator Beatrice Mutali called for a wider stakeholder involvement in ensuring SDGs in Zambia.

Ms Mutali said it was critical for stakeholders to work towards economic transformation for the benefit of the people of Zambia.

She said this in a speech by International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, George Okutho.

“We cannot continue with business as usual in our planning and implementation processes anymore but enhance efficiency and effectiveness of our interventions in addressing challenges to achieve the desired impact to drive the much-needed transformation to improve the lives of the people of Zambia,” Ms Mutali said.

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