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‘Zambia ready for MDGs challenges’

HILDAH MWAPE, Lusaka
ZAMBIA is ready to deal with challenges that hampered the attainment of some millennium development goals (MDGs), permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) Mwaba Kasese-Bota has said.
Dr Bota said Zambia intends to build on the already existing momentum of sustained economic growth of above 6.1 percent as part of the strength and opportunity to address challenges that hampered the attainment of some MDGs.
“Government will prioritise a harmonious balance between social development, inclusive economic development and environmental sustainability to attain the goals,” Dr Bota said.
This is according to a statement issued yesterday by first secretary for press and public relations at Zambia’s permanent mission to the United Nations (UN) Chibaula Silwamba.
Speaking when she addressed the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York, Dr Bota said the development agenda will endeavour to have investments in quality education, family planning and universal access to quality health services as it is one of the MDGs Zambia failed to attain.
She also urged the international community to continue investing in Zambia as the country’s current projected population presents the potential and opportunities to effectively contextualise sustainable development.



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