FODEP calls for implementation of decentralisation policy

By Staff Reporter


FOUNDATION for Democratic Process (FODEP) in Livingstone has bemoaned the slow pace at which the national decentralization policy is being implemented countrywide.
FODEP Livingstone district chairperson Nyambe Mutete has called on President Edgar Lungu to take keen interest in addressing the resistance and challenges in the implementation process.
In a statement, Mutete reiterated that FODEP believed effective and efficient service delivery was at the core of a decentralized system of governance.
And Mutete also called on the political leadership and stakeholders in the electoral process to be tolerant if the country was to remain united.
“In this year 2019, we are calling upon the political leadership, all stakeholders in the electoral process and the general citizenry to show high levels of tolerance and unity of purpose for our country’s benefit,” he said.
Mutete has however advised players in the political arena to move on and concentrate on delivering services to the people of Zambia.