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NGO urges HH to end poverty

By NOEL IYOMBWA

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema should keep his promise to end poverty and deliver social protection for all Zambians, Civil Society SDGs Campaign/GCAP Zambia National Coordinator Dennis Nyati has said.

Mr Nyati said Mr Hichilema should fulfil his promise to ensure that no one goes to sleep hungry and should also end tribalism and inequality.

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He said that the new government should protect workers’ rights, while tackling threats posed by historic injustice, including corruption.

“We call for an end to famines, hunger and malnutrition with a well-resourced humanitarian system and regenerative food systems that will help improve nutrition and fight obesity and under nourished citizens especially children while also providing farmers with a fair share of the value they create,” he said.

He said that government should ensure financial support to women, disadvantaged minorities, young people, persons with disabilities and other most affected groups.

Mr Nyati stated that the new government should ensure rights of citizens are guaranteed, and protect democracy of the country.

He also called on the new government to ensure free public and quality health care for all.

“We believe that access to healthcare is a basic human right. We call on government to ensure everyone has access to free, public, high quality health care including maternal, adolescent and child care.

“We also call for support to address mental health, improve nutrition, tackle obesity, and promote wellbeing. Invest in millions of new doctors, nurses and other health workers to make this a reality, with better pay and conditions for those working on the front lines,” he said.

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