And Mr. Kakungu says a number of connections can be drawn from data, youth empowerment, migration, good governance and inclusiveness.

 He added that data can drive greater transparency and accountability and can lead to greater inclusion of citizens in decision-making and support innovation, both in processes of governance and delivery of public services. 

The Census Manager further explained that Civil Society Organisations can for example use data to develop social action plans and activities in communities for youth programs.

He noted that data is used to establish baselines, track success and report on results and submit the information on a regular schedule to show progress and monitor outcomes.

CSO also engaged with people from all walks of life including retired civil servants, those in active employment members of the public and pupils mostly from Nelson Mandela Secondary School in Chunga area of Lusaka.

Africa Public Service Day is an event entrenched in the African Union (AU) calendar. Zambia being a member of the AU is mandated to participate in the event.

The day originates from the conference of African Ministers for Public or Civil Service held in Tangier, Morocco in 1994. 

It was agreed at this conference that 23 June should be celebrated annually as Africa Public Service Day to recognize the value and virtue of service to the community.

The day is also used as a platform to reflect and share practical recommendations on women empowerment in public service nationally and across the continent.

It aims to discover innovations, reward excellence in the public sector, motivate public servants to further promote innovation, enhance professionalism in the public service, raise the image of public service, enhance trust in government, collect, document and share best practices for possible replication within a country as well as across the African Continent.



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