President Lungu reiterates commitment to a green economy
During his inauguration speech given at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday 13th September, President Edgar Lungu reiterated his government's commitment to a green economy and sustainable development in Zambia.
"It is now time for us to make concerted efforts at protecting, preserving and rehabilitating our country's environment so as to systematically mitigate the effects of climate change and make our tourism industry more meaningful," he said.
The president echoed his government's position in mobilizing efforts to end poverty in Zambia and to tackle challenges brought about by climate change, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
He called for efforts towards building an inclusive and resilient self-sustaining economy in which citizens continuously produce and consume locally manufactured products and also engage in exports, a situation he described as, "a new cultural dispensation calling for hard work."
In line with the diversification agenda, the president continues to assure citizens that his government is committed in actively pursuing alternative sources of energy such as thermal, solar, wind and bio-mass.
The president has in recent months also gone on record to reaffirm government's position on how it intends to lead a green revolution that will culminate in sustainable national development.