The United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Zambian government in its efforts to implement developmental projects.
UN Resident Coordinator, Macleaod Nyirongo says the Zambian government has set a clear vision to develop the country and that donors are ready to help implement the vision.
Mr. Nyirongo notes that because of good government policies on development, donors have found it easy to support the various development projects in the country.
Mr. Nyirongo said this on Tuesday when he met women in development in Kabompo district in North Western Province.
He said donors are ready to complement government’s effort in uplifting the living standards of its people.
He commended the women groups in the district for putting into good use the money government and its cooperating partners were giving them for development projects.
Mr. Nyirongo further encouraged the women to continue exhibiting hard work to develop the nation and the district adding that true development will only come from the people themselves not the donors.
And Gender and Women in Development Minister, Sara Sayifwanda has thanked the UN for its support aimed at uplifting the standards of living of the Zambian people especially Women.
Ms. Sayifwanda said government has taken keen interest in the affairs as exemplified by allocating a separate budget for the Ministry.
She also challenged women in the country to be aggressive in development by being equal partners with their men folk.
The Minister called on women not to work in isolation but form groups so that government and other donors can support them.