Tuesday, July 30, 2013

'Growth rates have not resulted in real prosperity'
By Misheck Wangwe in Kitwe
Mon 15 July 2013, 14:00 CAT

NEWLY-formed Green Party president Peter Sinkamba says the good economic growth rates the country has recorded have not translated into national prosperity in real terms.

In a statement released yesterday, Sinkamba stated that the PF government had failed to come up with a comprehensive policy on critical development issues such as subsidies to turn around the situation for the poor majority.

Sinkamba stated that the country needed a leadership that would work towards promoting participatory democracy by way of increasing the voice and spaces for participation of the citizenry in social, political and economic issues.

He stated that the PF government must support legitimate efforts intended to create an open, transparent and merit-based constitution-making process, without regard to party affiliations.

"Unless we allow such a process to take place, achieving constitutional legitimacy, which is very vital for the constitution to stand the test of time, will be a mirage," Sinkamba stated.

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