Local authorities should align their programmes and activities to the national vision of attaining an upper middle-income economy by 2030, a Cabinet Minister has said.

Local Government and Public Works Minister Winston Chitando said this while addressing mayors and chairpersons of local authorities from across the country gathered in the capital to launch the gender responsive toolkit on Monday.

He said local authorities should emulate government agencies such as the Civil Registry and the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) which have digitalised their operations for the benefit of the public.

Passports which used to take months to get, are now obtained in a week, the same with drivers’ license disks.