GERMANY and the European Union will support Zambia in the public financial management reform through the Good Financial Governance programme 20192022, says German Ambassador to Zambia Achim Burkart.

Mr Burkart who is also special representative to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) said the programme was aimed at strengthening good financial governance in Zambia.

He said the areas of focus would include transparency, accountability, efficiency and responsiveness to citizen’s needs.

This is contained in the Good Financial Governance Programme 2019-2022 report.

“The fields of action and targets, implementation for good financial governance 2019-2022 identified together with the programme partners are in line with the draft public financial management reform strategy 2019-2022 of the Zambian Government,” Mr Burkart said.

Mr Burkart said since September 2018, good financial governance programme staff had been in constant contact with the programme partners to identify priority areas for support in the year 2019-2022.

“The programme will closely work with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Development Planning and the Ministries of Agriculture, Energy and Health, Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) as well as Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA),” Mr Burkart said.

The envoy said the public financial management system was the central policy tool, as it helped mobilise, manage and account for the public funds.

Mr Burkart said the programme would facilitate the enhancement of ZRA’s efficiency and performance

Article sourced from Daily Nation

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