By JAMES KUNDA -
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called for a coordinated approach in Government operations next year to ensure that the Patriotic Front (PF) delivers on its electoral campaign promises to the people in a robust fashion.
Mr Lungu said he wanted Cabinet to work as a coordinated team and expected all ministers to be conscious of the crosscutting nature of Government operations to deliver development effectively.
“We have to move fast to recover some of this lost time. To this effect, I gave direction on how we ought to move as a team.
“I am seeking the broadest consensus possible in my quest to develop the country but there will be no room for procrastination and lethargy in the execution of Government programmes,” the Head of State said.
“I am pleased to learn that my ministers share my impatience at the undue delays in the execution of decisions. We have to break the business as usual approach.”
This is according to a statement released by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda in Lusaka yesterday.
President Lungu on Thursday called a Special Cabinet session to reflect on the achievements and challenges of this year as he plans for a more robust approach to the administration of Government in 2017.
Mr Chanda said the President yesterday held another meeting specifically for provincial ministers to discuss regional administration and other matters incidental to the well-being of the country’s 10 provinces.
He said the two occasions reflected on Government’s performance this year and dialogued on a broad range of strategies aimed at enhancing the delivery of quality services to the people.