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Government spokesperson, Mweetwa, describes 2024 budget as game-changer


Chief Government Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa, has described the K177.9 billion 2024 national budget as a game changer in terms of economic development.

Finance and National Planning Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane, on Friday, unveiled K177.9billion as the 2024 national budget.

Mweetwa, who is Information and Media Minister, told Zambia Monitor that the budget provided hope for young people and promises of eradicating poverty in the country.

He said Musokotwane had directed the resources to the right economic sectors such as tourism, infrastructure, among others.

Mweetwa said the K8.3billion, which had been allocated to the development of infrastructure, would help to develop several roads such as Katete to Chanida, Kolwezi to Solwezi, among others.

“The Finance and National Planning Minister has been consistent with policy pronouncements aimed at job creation and economic transformation,” he said.

Mweetwa added that the budget was forward-looking and provides hope to the young people who are looking for jobs and opportunities.

“We in the first budget, we focused on economic recovery, and in the second budget, we launched into economic stability, now we are talking about a pro-growth budget,” he said.

Read More: Government targets poverty reduction, as 2024 budget to gulp K180 billion

Meanwhile, Chasefu Member of Parliament, Misheck Nyambose, commended government for increasing the Constituency Development Fund from K28.3million to K30.6million.

Nyambose said this would help vast Constituencies, especially those in rural areas to have a fair share of development.

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