MMD Manifesto 2007 Zambia

November 2, 2010 at 15:14 Leave a comment

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MMD Manifesto 2007 (from the original document)

New Deal

“Party of Choice”

Strong on the Economy, Social Responsible, Strong and Decisive Political Leadership

MMD MANIFESTO 2007 – 2011

“For Growth and Empowerment”

MMD MANIFESTO 2007 – 2011

“The Hour Has Come”

MMD

“Growth and Empowerment”

CONTENTS … PAGE

ABBREVENTIONS … v
1. MANIFESTO KEYNOTE: FROM GROWTH TO EMPOWEREMENT … l
2. MMD, OUR POLITICAL PARTY … 4
3. ECONOMIC POLICY AND OBJECTIVES … 6
4. MACROECONOMIC PROGRAMMES … 8
5. SECTORAL ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES .. 13
6. SOCIAL ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES … 25
7. SOCIAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS … 33
8. DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE … 52
9. JUSTICE … 58
10. INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING … 62
11. HOME AFFAIRS … 64
12. DEFENCE AND SECURITY … 66
13. FOREIGN AFFAIRS … 68

MANIFESTO KEYNOTE: FROM GROWTH TO EMPOWEREMENT

Fellow countrymen and women, We, the Zambian people, have once again been presented with an opportunity and a conducive environtnent to exercise our democratic right- the right to vote for representatives and a government of our choice during the 2006 Presidential and General Elections. Indeed this is a moment of serious reflection on the events of the past five years and to critically evaluate the performance of our representatives and the government we elected in power. A time to take stock of how all of us in the political arena delivered on our respective mandates during the past five years. This is also the time for us to once again, renew our social contract between the MMD our Party and the Electorate. Every political party, big or small, will go all out to give promises, compete and attract the attention of Zambians to support andvote for their respective candidates. As we commit ourselves to the election process therefore, it is essential to summon all our experiences in all spheres of our lives during the past five years in order to be able to make a conscious and informed decision on which political Pasty to vote for. A political Party that will not only inspire hope but also posses the capacity to deliver on your expectations and aspirations. This is the fourth time that, our Party, the MMD is seeking your support and vote. We trust that you the Zambian voters will once again make a carefull analysis of the performance of the MMD New Deal Government policies during the past five years through this Manifesto. We also trust that you will be able to carefully analyze, the Manifestos of other competing political Parties and compare with that of the MMD New Deal Government in order to make an informed choice. In this process, we as the MMD New Deal Government remain convinced that the Zambian people will once again exercise their democratic right to vote for a leadership based on, among other tenets, integrity, capacity and the ability of that leadership to deliver on their promises. We are equally convinced that the Zambian people will vote for a leadership with the necessary experience, stability and vision that will guarantee and ensure a secure future for all Zambians and their children. Over the past five years the MMD New Deal Government pursued Macro economic policies aimed at arresting economic decline, stabilizing the economy and further entrenching a liberal economic environment. The prudent management of the economy has regained the country the necessary investor confidence and has generated both domestic and foreign interest in the economy.
Growth and development are now taking root in the Zambian economy. For example, the achievement of Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) completion point has led to a great reduction in debt burden of the countly. This state of affairs has freed resources to various sectors of the econonly that will facilitate investment and growth and improve the living standards of the Zambian people. The improvements in the foreign exchange market that has led to the strengthening of the Kwacha against other major currencies such as the United States Dollar has put the Zambian economy in better stead for the Zambian entrepreneurship to invest in capital goods and improve their profitability and business in general. In addition, the declining inflation and interest rates are impacting positively on the cost of living and investment portfolios of the Zambian people. The development efforts embarked upon have ensured positive performance in most areas of the economy such as commerce and industry, tourism, mining and agriculture. The strengthening industrial base and the continued prudent management of social and cultural sectors, including good governance, have placed our country on the path to sustained growth and development. We the MMD New Deal Government therefore, commit ourselves to building on these successes by focusing on policy formulation and facilitation of effective implementation of policies and strategies to ensure prompt delively of goods and services with a view to einpowering the people of Zambia. The MMD New Deal Government has rekindled hope and confidence in the Zambian economy and restored pride in most Zambians as a people capable of competing favourably in the global market. We are determined to sustain this confidence in the economy and to maintain growth and development.  In this Manifesto, the MMD New Deal Government has given account of its performance in the past five years and has stipulated the objectives aimed at addressing various issues of concern to Zambians beyond 2006. The experience of our Party in government and the successful implementation of most of our policies intended to respond to the wishes and desires of the Zambian people including the articulation of our agenda for the country beyond 2006 cannot be matched by any political Party in the country today. In the continued fight against poverty and unemployment the MMD New Deal Government, will continue to rely and encourage the private sector to take the lead in economic activity and growth. We shall equally rededicate ourselves to empowering Zambians so that they may realize their full potential and fully benefit from the wealth of their country. As a concerned Party for the Zambian population, the MMD New Deal Government will also continue to fight HIV and AIDS scourge with the support and full involvement of all the people concerned in our land. The Manifesto we are putting before you therefore has been formulated to demonstrate the above commitments through a detailed elaboration. It is our hope that we shall convince you, as the voter, to give us another mandate to provide leadership to this great country as we undertake the task to continue maintaining the country’s economy on the growth and development path to the benefit of all Zambians. The MMD New Deal Government will truthfully, diligently and dutifully pursue the objectives in all the areas as detailed in this Manifesto. Fellow country men and women, your vote is very important and we trust and believe that you will vote wisely and intelligently by ensuring that you vote for a Party that will further the growth and development of our country, Zambia. That Party is the MMD under the New Deal Administration.  I take this opportunity to urge you fellow Zambians to vote for, me, Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, SC as your Presidential candidate and for the other MMD candidates in the 2006 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections. There is no other alternative but the MMD New Deal Government.  Let us all unite and prosper together.

Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, SC PRESIDENT

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