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MMD Manifesto 2011 Zambia

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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

August 20, 2011 at 13:55 Leave a comment

MMD Manifesto 1996 Zambia

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MMD Manifesto 1996 (from the Original document)

Changing Zambia for Good!

Movement for Multiparty Democracy

The better way

The Hour has Come

MMD

Contents … Page

1. Manifesto Keynote … 1
1.1. Into the 21ST CENTURY: ZAMBIA CONSOLIDATING AND GROWING … 1
2. Economic Policy and Objectives … 3
2.1. Economic Strategy … 3
2.2. Setting the PRIORITIES RIGHTS … 3
2.3. Key Economic Objectives … 3
3. Macro-economic Programmes … 4
3.1. Private Sector Development and Investor Confidence … 4
3.2. Privatisation … 5
3.3. Fiscal Policy … 5
3.4. Monetary Policy … 6
3.5. Public Debt … 6
4. Sectoral Economic Programmes … 7
4.1. Agriculture … 7
4.2. Mining and Mineral Resources … 8
4.3. Commerce and Industry … 9
4.3.1. Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE’s) … 10
4.3.2. Manufacturing … 11
4.3.3. Trade … 11
4.4 Tourism, Wildlife, Arts, Culture and Sport … 11
4.5. Land … 12
5. Social Delivery Systems … 13
5.1. Social Services … 13
5.1.1. Education … 13
5.1.2. Health … 14
5.1.3. Social Welfare … 15
5.1.4. Labour … 15
5.1.5. Environmental Protection and Pollution Control … 16
5.2. Human Resources Specific … 16
5.2.1. Women in Development … 16
5.2.2. Children and Youth … 17
5.3. Infrastructure … 18
5.3.1. Transport System … 18
5.3.1.1. Roads … 18
5.3.1.2. Ground Transport … 19
5.3.1.3. Railways … 19
5.3.1.4. Shipping and Harbours … 19
5.3.1.5. Air Transport – Aviation … 20
5.3.2. Housing … 20
5.4. Utilities … 21
5.4.1. Energy … 21
5.4.2. Water and Sewerage … 22
5.4.3. Telecommunications … 23
6. Democracy and Governance … 23
6.1. Human Rights … 23
6.2. Separation of Powers … 23
6.3. Law Reform … 24
6.4. Crime and other Public Order … 24
6.5. Religion … 24
6.6. The Public Service … 25
6.7. Fiscal Discipline … 25
6.8. Local Government … 26
6.9. Traditional Rulers … 27
6.10. The Mass Media … 27
7. Foreign Affairs … 28
8. MMD, our political Party … 29

1. Manifesto Key Note
1.1. INTO THE 21ST CENTURY ZAMBIA CONSOLIDATING AND GROWING.
We, the people of Zambia, have the historic opportunity to use the power of our vote in 1996 to change Zambia for good. We need to reaffirm our commitment consolidate the gains we have made in our economy, to learn from our experiences as well as make it a year of real deliverance from joblessness and hopelessness to productivity and social security for all. 1996 marks MMD’s Second Agenda for enhancing our democratic dispensation with the people. Your vote, wisely used, will ensure that out of the ashes of the past, Zambia will be endowed with renewed confidence, determination and hope to face the challenges of the twenty-first century. The alternative to the MMD policies would be a return to irresponsible governance We know that means deepening economic crisis, continuing deterioration in the quality of life of our people, and loss of international investor confidence which characterised UNIP communist-style governance. Neither UNIP nor any other opposition political party possess the vision nor the quality and bold leadership for political policies that would attract talented Zambians, committed to the people’s purpose, who can bring to the management of the nation’s affairs, new ideas, new attitudes and innovative strategies. Today’s rapidly changing economic and political environment, globally and regionally require the bold leadership displayed by the MMD. Zambia does not need “cut-and-run-leaders” with questionable Party Manifestos. It is against this background that the Movement for Multiparty Democracy formulated in 1991 and now continues to implement a comprehensive economic reconstruction programme that is, in essence, a people’s agenda. That is, in essence, geared to productivity. That is, in essence, real and not party-political job creation. That is, in essence, encouraging individual enterprise. That is, in essence, creating vocational opportunity for our youth, besides assisting the most vulnerable of our citizens. There have been constraints and different costs, but a sound foundation for a viable prosperity for our future generations has been laid down. Our manifesto is responsive to the concerns raised by the people, in their neighbourhoods and settlements, in the city and in the rural areas, by the young and the old throughout the country that make the nation of Zambia. We have responded to these concerns, not by sloganeering or creating false ethnocentric promises that will serve to divide rather than unite Zambia. But we have responded to these concerns, by creating a stake holder economy guided by national economic and social principles. In this manifesto any one Zambian from any geocultural part of Zambia is equal to any other Zambian. Zambia is a united Republic. The MMD Government is committed to honouring this manifesto. We present it to the Zambian people as a shared political dispensation. The MMD in government will continue to restore human dignity and national pride. We will vigorously pursue our new democratic culture with the people’s interest above that of any politician. During the election campaign, our candidates will continue to discuss the issues that affect the lives and the spirit of the people. A party such as UNIP, which in its quarter of a century in power, ravaged the economy and systematically reduced our people to dependency on politicians, cannot be trusted. It would be folly to think that UNIP and its political allies in the opposition would be capable of coming up with effective policies and programmes to address the serious challenges facing the country now and in the future. It is for this reason that the MMD will work to ensure that every Zambian will have the opportunity to be all that he or she wants to be. We shall ensure that every Zambian shares in the human desire to stand on it’s own feet and to progress in an open society fuelled by a market-driven economy that has a social conscience. There is every reason to believe that the people will act decisively on election day in 1996 to reject the UNIP and other opposition parties, bereft of ideas, looking forward to the past, intent on sentencing the people of Zambia to a 5 year term under cliques whose dominant concern has been the pursuit of individual gain instead of serving the people’s best interest. Zambia is not yet condemned to a monarchy of Kaunda and his sons. From all eradications, election day 1996 will signal a historic victory of the people of Zambia once again as they demonstrate to the world their political judgement and maturity, a desire for a peaceful and prosperous country. The MMD Government has built a solid foundation in its first term in office for job creation. The MMD Government has built a solid foundation in its first term in office for economic growth. It has been hard but it has been done. We need to march on ahead beyond 1996 together. Countrymen and women, I urge you to vote for the MMD candidate in your Constituency. MMD is still the best alternative. Together, we shall win.

FREDERICK J. T. CHILUBA, PRESIDENT

December 1, 2010 at 17:10 Leave a comment

MMD Manifesto 2007 Zambia

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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

November 2, 2010 at 15:14 Leave a comment

MMD Manifesto 2001 Zambia

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Focusing on the economic growth and employment creation (from the original document)

“The Hour Has Come”

Contents … Page

1. Manifesto Keynote
1.1. Into the new Millennium … 1
Zambia: Focusing on Economic Growth and Employment Creation
2. Economic Policy and Objectives
2.1. Priorities and Strategies … 4
2.2. Economic Objectives … 4
3. Macro-economic Programmes
3.1. Private Sector Development and Investor Confidence … 6
3.2. Privatisation … 6
3.3. Fiscal Policy … 7
3.4. Monetary Policy … 7
3.5. Public Debt … 8
3.6. Macro-Economic Programmes … 8
4. Sectoral Economic Programmes
4.1. Agriculture … 9
4.2. Mining and Mineral Resources … 10
4.3. Commerce and Industry … 10
4.3.1. Micro and Small Scale Enterprises (SME’s)
4.3.2. Manufacturing
4.3.3. Trade
4.4 Tourism … 13
4.5. Land … 14
5. Social Economic Programmes
5.1. Infrastructure … 15
5.1.1. Roads
5.3.2. Transport
5.1.3. Railways
5.1.4. Shipping and Harbours
5.1.5. Air Transport – Aviation
5.3.2. Housing
5.2. Utilities … 17
5.2.1. Energy
5.2.2. Water and Sanitation
5.2.3. Telecommunications
5.3. Environmental Protection and Pollution Control … 19
6. Social Delivery Systems
6.1. Social Services … 20
6.1.1. Science, Technology and Vocational Training (“Skills for life”)
6.1.2. Education
6.1.3. Health
6.1.4. Social Welfare
6.1.5. Labour
6.2. Human Resources Specific … 24
6.2.1. Women in Development
6.2.2. Children and Youth
6.3. Housing and Shelter … 25
7. Democracy and Governance
7.1. Human Rights … 26
7.2. Separation of Powers … 26
7.3. Law Reform … 27
7.4. Crime and other Public Order Problems … 27
7.5. The Public Service … 28
7.6. Local Government … 28
7.7. Traditional Rulers … 29
7.8. The Mass Media … 29
7.9. Religious Affairs … 30
8. Foreign Affairs … 31
9. MMD, our political Party … 32
10. Defence and Security … 33

NOTES

1.1 INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM:

Zambia: Focusing on Economic Growth and Employment Creation.  We, Zambians of all social standing have an opportunity once again to exercise our hard won democratic right to elect representatives of our choice and a government we favour during the 2001 Presidential and General Elections. Every five years we go to elections as a Nation to evaluate the performance of our government in the previous five years, and to renew our Covenant with each other. The various political parties compete for the attention and support of the voters. As we commit ourselves to this election process, it is necessary, however, to reflect very seriously on the history of our country and recount every step we have walked as a Nation since Independence in 1964. This is necessary in order to reach a clear and conclusive evaluation of all the players in the political arena, so that we make a reasoned decision to the Party to vote for. The 2001 Election will mark the third time that the MMD is coming to you the Zambian people seeking your vote. We expect you, the voters, to make a careful analysis of this and other past Manifestos, in order to gauge the performance of our Policies. We also expect that you will make a comparison with the Manifestos of the other political parties who are competing with us. You will not only look at their paper presentations but consider the integrity and ability of their leadership, their capacity to delivery on their promises and whether or not amongst themselves they possess the necessary experience to entrust your future and the destiny of your children in their hands. The MMD has, over the past ten years courageously undertaken the most comprehensive public service reforms covering the entire social, economic and political spectrum of our society. The reforms in health, education, commerce and industry as well as in social and culture spheres including democracy and governance, have positioned the country for economic growth in this New Millennium. The MMD has turned despair into hope. It has opened the door for creative ideas to grow and flourish and laid the foundation for future growth and development. No other party existing now or on the horizon can boast of a vision as well articulated as in this Manifesto, or the dynamism demonstrated in the MMD policies and programmes.  In this Manifesto the MMD has sought to provide answers to various issues of concern to Zambians of all walks of life and all corners of our great country. The Party has also drawn from its experience of the last ten years in government to respond to the wishes and desires of the Zambian people. We, the MMD, therefore commit ourselves to pursue and continue to develop the policies we have started in the areas of democratic governance, economic liberalisation, social development and empowerment. We shall continue to encourage the development of human and family values through spiritual growth as pronounced in the Christian Church.  This Manifesto has been developed to project this position through a detailed explanation of how we hope to convince you, the voter, to stay with us and be part of the continued transformation of Zambia in the New Millennium. In order to create jobs, bring about personal and satisfaction on the Nation, the economy will continue to rely on the zeal and robust character of the private sector to generate economic activity and growth. We shall work tirelessly to support Zambians with ambition to self-resilient so that they may realise their full potential.  It is our intention, as we recount the vision of the MMD in the following pages, to truthfully, faithfully, diligently and dutifully pursue the objectives laid out in this Manifesto. We trust and believe that you will vote wisely; your vote is very important, use it intelligently to further the development of mother Zambia. We are confident that on election day you and other Zambians will once again demonstrate sound political judgement and vote for the MMD. Fellow Zambians be mindful that only ten years ago, we chose to reject dictatorship and economic bondage in favour of freedom and prosperity. It is a long journey we started together; yes, it will pass through deserts an storms, through valleys and mountains, across rivers and plains; but we shall get there. To reach our destination, however, we need to remain united, to stay together and march to our destination confident that we shall get there. Let us avoid experiments that will cost us time and delay in reaching our destiny. Countrymen and women, let me urge you to vote for Levy Mwanawasa as your Presidential candidate and for the other MMD candidates in these elections. There is no other alternative but the MMD. Together we shall win and prosper.
Frederickj T Chiluba, PRESIDENT

October 22, 2010 at 17:10 Leave a comment


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