Sata outlines jobs he has created

LUSAKA, Friday, October 18, 2013 – His Excellency, Mr Michael Chilufya Sata,

President of the Republic of Zambia, has said Government attaches great importance to employment creation as the top most strategy for ensuring the stability of society and overall growth of the economy.

The Head of State said the construction of road infrastructure shall open up the country for increased trade and investment opportunities and thus create more jobs.

“Under the Link Zambia 8000 which has seen 1500 km being constructed under phase 1 and the L400 which has progressed significantly with over 150 km of roads to be completed by the end of this year a total of 16, 457 people mainly youths have been employed on road projects throughout the country as follows: Lusaka 2, 976, Central 1, 173, Copperbelt 1, 587, Eastern 1, 540, Luapula 1, 819, Muchinga 2, 366, Northern 1, 973, North Western 578,

Southern 1, 132 and Western Province 1, 313,” the President said.

President Sata said under the Pave Zambia 2000 programme work has commenced in Lusaka’s Chawama compound and Petauke in Eastern Province. The President implored the Road Development Agency to accelerate the implementation of this programme to all the Provinces in order to create more job opportunities for the youths.

The President also said Government plans to rehabilitate over 1300 km of the core feeder road network countrywide.

So far the economy has created more than 326, 480 jobs since the Patriotic Front [PF] took office as follows: Arts & Entertainment 174, 052, Tourism 44, 292, Services 31, 336,

Electricity, Gas & Water 27, 369, Construction [roads] 16, 457, Education 10, 099, Finance & Banking 5, 521, Community, Social & Personal 4, 329, Health 3, 127, Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 3, 185, Transport & Communication 3, 625 and other 3, 088 jobs.

The Head of State reaffirmed his Government’s determination to create a better Zambia for all in line with the PF Manifesto.

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