Over the last years, Zambia has managed to maintain an impressive macro-economic growth rate. However, Zambia’s growth has not resulted in a significant increase in job creation and progress on poverty reduction. The Government of Zambia fully recognizes the challenge of facilitating more broad-based wealth and job creation and has identified private sector development as a strategic means to boost employment, with particular emphasis on the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
GOVERNMET HAS EMBARKED ON THE REFORMS TO ENHANCE THE CAPACITY TO PROVIDED ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR THE MAJORITY CITIZENS .
Local Government and Housing Minister Hon. Dr John Phiri said housing is a basic need that is critical for social welfare as it provides a safe , healthy and comfortable environment for living . Dr. Phiri said the rapid population growth will certainly compound the housing deficit. This is the reason government is undertaking the necessary reforms that will enhance the capacity to provide adequate housing for the majority of the Zambian people. He said this during a press briefing held in Lusaka recently. The Minister said it is estimated that Zambians’ population will grow from the current 13million to about 23.5million by 2030