Zambian President Michael Sata has told the World Bank that his government required urgent and practical interventions to stamp out corruption, greed and selfishness if real and equitable growth is to be recorded.
The Zambian leader told World Bank country director for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, Kundhavi Kadiresan, that whilst embracing many initiatives to deal with poverty alleviation, unemployment and other challenges, government requires urgent and practical interventions to stamp out corruption.
“Accountability and good performance shall continue to be the focus of the PF (Patriotic Front) government in order to effectively respond to current and future challenges and efficiently bridge gaps in the implementation of the national development agenda.
“In this vein, government will expedite the process of establishing a government wide monitoring and evaluation system which will enhance resource allocation and evaluation system to projects and tracking of policy performance, including support of results based management,” President Sata stated.
He said the PF government will continue to improve the management of the economy to ensure an inclusive growth through creating more jobs and most important of all reduction in the high poverty levels.
And Kadiresan said the Bank looks forward to exploring with government the exciting opportunities that open up for Zambia in tourism.
The World Bank country director said this Thursday in a congratulatory message to President Sata for the successful co-hosting of the just-ended UN World Tourism Organization (WTP) General Assembly.
Kadiresan assured the President that the World Bank is readily available to continue deepening its partnership with the government to promote the development of both areas.