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THE Government is committed to promoting good governance in the country, says North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Willies Mangimela.

Mr Mangimela said the Ministry of Justice through the governance department is mandated to promote the application of good governance principles and practices in the country.

He said Government would continue to promote and strengthen inclusive governance through stakeholders’ consultations to strengthen partnerships to enhance accountability.

He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Deputy permanent Secretary Emmanuel Chihili when he opened a governance stakeholder’s capacity building meeting held in Solwezi.

“Effective stakeholder engagement can also improve efficiency and effectiveness of interventions,” Mr Mangimela said.

He said stakeholders’ engagements provided an opportunity to state and non-state actors to give feedback and recommendations on governance interventions.

Mr Mangimela commended stakeholders for the efforts being made in promoting adherence to good governance principles.

Ministry of Justice social governance specialist, Elizabeth Silungwe, said Government’s plan was to create a conducive governance environment.

This, she said, would be done by going down to even district levels to sensitize officials and stakeholders on how the governance sector is operating to have an inclusive development without leaving anyone behind.

“That is why we feel increased sensitization of governance issues should go down right to the lower levels of government so that at the end of the day we have good governance principles being operated at all levels of government,” she said.

Ms Silungwe said leaving interventions and sensitizations at central government levels rans the risks of government lower level not knowing what was happening at the centre.

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