The President of the republic of Zambia Mr. Edgar Lungu launched the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) on 21st June 2017. The 7NDP for the period 2017- 2021 is the successor to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following its expiry in December 2016. The 7NDP is aimed at attaining the long-term objectives as outlined in the Vision 2030 of becoming a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030”.