THE 2018 NATIONAL BUDGET TO ADDRESS INEQUALITY AND HIGH POVERTY LEVELS – CSPR

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The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Eastern Province says the 2018 national budget should address inequality and high poverty levels in Zambia.
CSPR Provincial Coordinator Maxson Nkhoma in a statement to Radio Maria News today notes that the expected national budget to be presented to parliament by the finance minister should promote inclusive economic growth in line with pronouncements made by President Edgar Lungu last week when he said that his government plans to development a smart and prosperous Zambia without leaving anyone behind.
Mr Nkhoma says people in Eastern Province are expectant that government will complete major road works started by the late President Michael Sata that include Vubwi – Chipata and Chipata – chadiza roads.
He says the 2018 national budget should also provide for the construction of the technical university in Katete District as promised by government in 2014.
Mr Nkhoma says this will ease access to tertiary education for the people of Eastern Province.

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