By Scoop Reporter
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says his Government says inadequate skills and low innovation by the country’s human resources significantly contribute to low labour productivity.
President Lungu says low productivity also leads to constraints in sustainable economic growth and development.
I believe that the mainstay of achieving shared and sustainable national prosperity hinges on developing a critical mass of highly skilled and innovative human resource.
He says he is of firm belief that the developing the skills of people empowers and enables them to participate meaningfully in economic activities.
He said it is for this reasons that Government has embarked on the construction of tertiary institutions such as King Lewanika University, Paul Mushindo and Kapasa Makasa Universities, Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba (FTJ) University among many others.
He says Government is putting ion all this effort because to make Zambia a prosperous middle-income country by 2030, there is need to continue enhancing access to quality, equitable and inclusive education.
“Against this background, my Government has placed strategic focus and made significant progress in developing the above-mentioned critical mass, as evidenced by some of the completed and on-going projects by my Government.
“Join me as my Government brings the above development to our people,” President Lungu said.