Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba says Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe will succeed in stabilising and growing the country’s economy because of the bold transformational reforms that government is undertaking.
And Sinkamba says his current passion is to encourage government to implement measures that will ensure that the country becomes ready when the Eurobond and other debt obligations fall due.
According to a statement issued by Ministry of Finance head of public relations, Chileshe Kandeta, Wednesday, the duo were speaking when Sinkamba paid a courtesy call on Mwanakatwe at her office in Lusaka yesterday.
“We have a collective duty to reverse the country’s debt challenges and grow the economy for us to accomplish the long-term well-being of our people,” Sinkamba said.
He proposed that government should conduct a comprehensive exercise of updating its asset register, a tool that would guide any future efforts in assessing the value of government assets globally.
And Sinkamba emphasized that his current passion was to encourage government to implement measures that would ensure that Zambia was ready when the Eurobond and other debt obligations fell due.
He expressed eagerness in seeing that government intensified its efforts in stimulating the commercial viability of the agriculture sector.
And speaking during the meeting, Mwanakatwe said government was open to suggestions on how optimal performance of the public sector could be achieved.
She reiterated government’s readiness to work with all willing stakeholders in facilitating the growth of the private sector to ensure growth of the economy, creation of jobs, expansion of wealth, and betterment of citizens at large.