The Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) is an important national programme which requires sufficient publicity among stakeholders as the Government accelerates economic growth and diversification.
In that vein, the Government has increased investment in human and infrastructure development in its honest quest to reduce poverty, especially among the rural dwellers.
Therefore, the programme spanning from 2011 to 2015 will actualise the Vision 2030 for Zambia to become a prosperous middle-income nation by the year 2030.
With sufficient information, stakeholders will be able to track the developmental agenda and contribute to the cause in one way or another.
The Government cannot include all sectors in the blueprint and has thus laid emphasis on key productive sectors - agriculture, manufacturing, mining, tourism, and construction.
Although all sectors are important in national development, the SNDP only contains sector programmes that are critical to achieving the overall objectives. This makes the document easier to digest.
So far, the country's macro-economic indicators remain attractive with a single-digit inflation, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projected at more than seven per cent, and a rising trade surplus since last year.
For the SNDP to build on the previous gains, implementing agencies should remain steadfast while the directorate of monitoring and evaluation should track project implementation under the plan.
Overall, the citizens should support the Government in its developmental agenda and desist from engaging in activities that have the potential to derail this important programme.