MMD Manifesto 2011 Zambia

August 20, 2011 at 13:55 Leave a comment

Please click MMD 2011 Manifesto Zambia  to open the full document as pdf-file.

MMD Manifesto 2011 – 2016 (from the Original document)

“DEVELOPMENT BY ALL, FOR ALL”

CONTENTS (sic! Contents number below do not always fit to the chapter numbers in the text.) … PAGE
1. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT … 1
2. MMD, OUR POLITICAL PARTY … 3
3. WORKING TOGETHER FOR A PROSPEROUS ZAMBIA … 5
4. SECTORAL POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES … 10
5. DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE PROGRAMMES … 10
6. CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW … 10
7. DECENTRALISATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT … 11
8. GENDER IN DEVELOPMENT … 13
9. INFORMATION AND MEDIA FREEDOM … 14
10. DEFENCE AND SECURITY … 15
11. FOREIGN AFFAIRS … 16
12. ECONOMIC POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES … 17
13. ECONOMIC POLICIES AND OBJECTIVES … 17
14. COMMERCE, TRADE AND INDUSTRY … 18
15. MANUFACTURING AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION …19
16. MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPISES … 20
17. TOURISM … 20
18. MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCES … 21
19. AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES … 23
20. LAND … 25
21. PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT … 25
22. SOCIAL SERVICE POLICIES AND PROPGAMMES … 26
23. EDUCATION … 26
24. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY … 27
25. HEALTH SERVICES … 28
26. HOUSING AND SHELTER … 30
27. WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION … 30
28. ENERGY … 31
29. LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT … 32
30. COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT … 33
31. YOUTH AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT … 34
32. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION … 35
33. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT … 37
34. BENCH MARKS FOR A PROSPEROUS ZAMBIA … 38

ABBREVIATIONS

ACC    Anti-Corruption Commission
AIDS    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ARV    Anti-Retro-Viro
AU    African Union
BHCP    Basic Health Care Packages
BOZ    Bank of Zambia
CDF    Constituency Development Fund
COMESA    Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
CRC    Constitution Review Commission
DEC    Drug Enforcement Commission
DIP    Decentralisation Implementation Plan
ECZ    Electoral Commission of Zambia
ERTC    Electoral Reforms Technical Committee
FISP    Farm Input Supply Programme
FDI    Foreign Direct Investment
FOI    Freedom of Information
FSDP    Financial Sector Development Plan
FSP    Food Security Pack
GDP    Gross Domestic Product
GNI    Gross National Income
HIPC    Highly Indebted Poor Countries
HIV    Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRC    Human Rights Commission
IBA    Independent Broadcasting Authority
ICT    Information Communication Technology
IDP    Integrated Development Plan
IT    Information Technology
JCA     Judicial Complaints Authority
MDG    Millennium Development Goal
MFEZ    Multi Facility Economic Zone
MMD     Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
MNC     Multi National Corporation
MSME     Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
MTEF     Medium Term Expenditure Framework
MT     Metric Tonnes
MW     Mega Watts
NCC     National Constitutional Conference
NGOs     Non-Governmental Organisations
NRWSSP     National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme
NUPWSSP National Urban and Peri-Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Programme
OAG     Office of Auditor General
OIG     Office of Investigator General
PPCA     Police Public Complaints Authority
PPP     Public Private Partnership
PWA     Public Welfare Assistance
REA     Rural Electrification Authority
REMP     Rural Electrification Master Plan
ROADSIP Road Sector Investment Programme
RDT     Rapid Diagnostic Test
RMI     Road Maintenance Initiative
SADC     Southern African Development Community
SC     State Counsel
SWAP     Sector Wider Approach
SCTS     Social Cash Transfer Scheme
SOMAP     Sustainable Operation Maintenance Programme
TAZARA     Tanzania Zambia Railways
TEVET     Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training
TQF     Training Qualification Framework
ZAMAC     Zambia Anti-Personnel Mine Action Centre
ZANIS     Zambia News and Information Services
ZCCM     Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines
ZDA     Zambia Development Agency
ZESCO     Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation
ZNBC     Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation
ZNTB     Zambia National Tourism Board
ZRA     Zambia Revenue Authority
ZP     Zambia Police
ZPPA     Zambia Public Procurement Authority
ZRA     Zambia Revenue Authority.

1.0 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Country men and women,

I have the pleasure and privilege of presenting to you, the people of Zambia, this manifesto, whose theme is “Development by all, for all”. This is in the hope that it will help you understand why you should vote for the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) in the 2011 General Elections. The forthcoming General Elections will be held at a time when the world is still struggling to emerge from a serious and difficult recession which has created economic problems for all nations, including ours. This Manifesto gives the people of Zambia an opportunity to make clear political choices between rhetoric and substance. We are fortunate to have escaped the global financial crisis relatively unscathed, largely due to the measures the MMD government took. We are proud of our country and the way it has changed since 1991. The forth coming elections offer our people yet another opportunity to continue rebuilding our economy, protect and reform our frontline public services as we strengthen our society. We are committed to continue reconnecting our Party to the hopes and aspirations of the ordinary people.

Country men and women

The global financial crisis has shown us that there is need to be bolder in confronting our economic recovery, protecting the gains we have made, building on our past successes and focussing on the future. Our Manifesto offers our country a future which is fair and just to all our people. It is our collective hopes, needs and voices which shape this Manifesto. This is a progressive Manifesto which recognises the endeavours being made by our farmers, workers, entrepreneurs, ordinary men, women and the youth of our country, who work so hard to contribute to our economic well-being. These are the influences that will make us successful as a country. We know that we need to do more to achieve the objectives contained in this Manifesto. I want to assure you that we are determined to do more. During the last five years, we have combined investment and reform and improved our frontline public services in the fields of education, health, infrastructure development, agriculture, tourism, mining, public transport and public security to mention only some. Now we need to rise to the challenges of doing more and achieving more for our people by spending more money on these priority sectors. I appeal to you to vote for me as President of the Republic of Zambia, so that in my last term 2011 to 2016, I can continue working on the many programmes which my  Party the MMD and I have started. I also urge you to vote for MMD Members of Parliament in your constituencies and MMD local Government Councillors in your wards, so that they can support me and the progressive MMD policies and programmes. In this manifesto we have outlined our achievements in the last five years and provided a roadmap for the next five years. We have reaffirmed our commitment to fight poverty, unemployment and corruption. We shall continue to provide a liberal economic environment and create renewed local and foreign investor confidence. We shall work for the continued achievements of positive growth in areas of the economy such as commerce and industry, tourism, mining, agriculture and infrastructure development. We shall ensure continued prudent management of our public resources through a transparent and accountable system of governance. We shall involve all Zambians in reaping the rewards of our policies through affirmative empowerment and in keeping our country on the sustainable growth path.

Country men and Women

The experience our party has gained in economic, social and political governance is second to none. It is my hope and expectation that the people of Zambia will interrogate all the political parties taking part in these elections about their policies and programmes and what they intend to offer the people of Zambia beyond mere rhetoric. It is my view that rhetoric alone and false promises will not solve the problems our country faces. These can only be tackled and resolved through carefully thought out policies and programmes of the MMD as outlined in this Manifesto. I have the fullest confidence that you will vote for the party which has given you peace, stability and development and which offers you a better future. That party is the MMD. Our policies reflect the wishes and aspirations of the people of Zambia. The MMD will remain focused and faithful to this manifesto in all the areas outlined in it. A vote for me as President of the Republic of Zambia and for all the MMD Parliamentary and Local Government candidates will be an investment in a better and more just future for all. As a mass party that is rooted in the people, reaching into every corner of our land, the MMD has the will, the capacity and the policies, based on our proven experience, to build a stable and prosperous future for all Zambians.

Country men and Women

The choice is yours, you can choose to continue taking our country forward or taking it backwards and reversing all the gains and values we have worked so hard to achieve. It is my belief that you will vote wisely and intelligently to safeguard your future and that of your children, grandchildren and generations yet unborn. It is my submission that there is no credible alternative to the MMD government. Working together we can do more to achieve “development by all, for all”.

RUPIAH BWEZANI BANDA
PRESIDEN

Entry filed under: Manifesto, Zambia. Tags: , , , , .

BDP 1989 Manifesto Botswana PF Manifesto 2011 Zambia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


about the blog

This blog is about countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regarding societies, political parties and policies. Most interest will be spent on the countries: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

Recent Posts


%d bloggers like this: