Zambia experiencing improvement in HDI indicators, says President

“Zambia has made considerable improvements in its socio-economic indicators since 1995,” Said President Edgar Lungu.

He said this while attending the 10th Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference. The conference has drawn over 180 delegates from over 80 countries across the globe.

According to him, Zambia has experienced 43% growth in life expectancy, 44% hike in average years of schooling and household income increased by 86% from 1995 to 2015.

He is interested in knowing about real life strands regarding Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), to understand where and how ICTs have really impacted and transformed lives of ordinary people.

He said, “the Seventh National Development Plan (7th NDP) identifies ICT as a critical catalyst for economic development, job creation, and a driver of effective and inclusive public service."

"Not only does the 7th NDP espouse diversification of the economy for sustainable growth, but that it includes an implementation mechanism to measure performance and results for increased success,” he added.

He said this is in line with the vision 2030 which seeks the comprehensive transformation of the country into a digital economy.

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