Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

17 January 2013

Zambia: More Job Promises - Sata to Launch Pave Zambia 2000

After failing to fulfill numerous campaign promises, President Sata has announced more plans in the hope of creating the jobs his Patriotic Front government failed to provide in the 90 days campaign message.

This time President Sata is announcing Pave Zambia 2000 which he promises will create jobs for Zambians in the road and construction sector.

Below is a statement from State House;

PRESIDENT SATA ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

LUSAKA, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, says Government will this year accelerate the implementation of the industrialization and job creation strategy.

President Sata says the plan is aimed at transforming the economy with the centre of attention being on sectors with high employment creation potential such as agriculture, tourism, construction and manufacturing.

"These sectors have the highest requirement for labour and labour intensive projects as well as the potential to be highly competitive and thus encourage growth, employment, value addition and ultimately expand the country's economic base," the Head of State says.

In this regard, the PF Government will soon launch the Pave Zambia 2000, which is the first of its kind and scale in Zambia. The central aim of Pave Zambia 2000 project is employment creation and full repair of major urban roads countrywide.

The project encompasses segmented paving and cobbles of approximately 2000 kilometers of urban roads which are in poor condition requiring rehabilitation in all the 10 provinces.

President Sata underscores the Government's desire and resolve to improve the road infrastructure through the implementation of the on-going Link Zambia 8000 road project in the country as enshrined in the PF manifesto. To date about 12,850 road sector jobs have been created countrywide.

The Head of State expressed confidence that his administration is on course in implementing campaign promises.

President Sata reiterated the Government's commitment to creating a better Zambia for all by providing inspirational and visionary leadership to the nation and promoting inclusive governance.

Issued by:

GEORGE CHELLAH

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

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