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HH a consultative leader – Chushi Kasanda

IT is not true that President Hakainde Hichilema is micromanaging government and is making decisions of national importance single-handed without consulting, Chushi Kasanda has said.
Ms Kasanda, the Information and Media Minister says contrary to some social media lies, President Hichilema believed in consultations and constantly consults with relevant institutions before announcing any decision.
Ms Kasanda, the Chief Government Spokesperson announced that President Hichilema held bilateral talks with his counterpart the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi on the sidelines of the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia.
Briefing journalists yesterday, Ms Kasanda said the meeting the two heads of states had was centred on resolving the challenges at the Kasumbalesa Border Post.
Ms Kasanda was franked by other cabinet ministers including Labour and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambatamba, Technology and Science Minister Felix Mutati, Justice Minister Mulambo Haimbe and Agriculture Minister Mutolo Phiri.
Ms Kasanda stated that President Hichilema and President Tshisekedi have agreed that operations at the border are quickly improved to accelerate the conveyance of goods between the two countries without losing much time.
She stated that President Hichilema was busy marketing Zambia and unlocking trade rigidities among African countries. “It is not true that the President makes decisions of national importance single handedly without consulting members of his cabinet. There is a well laid down decision making procedure in the new dawn government” Ms Kasanda said.
She indicated that Zambia had a vision 2030 through which it aspired to be a prosperous middle income nation.
Ms Kasanda stated that the vision 2030 was a guide to the general direction of the national development efforts.
She said the UPND manifesto and national politics when the political party forms government, its policy pronouncements as outlined in their party manifesto are translated and actualised through national policies.
She explained that the formulation of these national policies begins in respective ministries under the leadership of each respective minister.
“This vision also is arrived after wide consultation with various stakeholders at district provincial and national levels, therefore the UPND manifesto is anchored on the vision 2030 with the firm belief that Zambia is able to attain the middle income status as long as there is proper leadership in the country,’ she said.


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