15 January 2013

Zambia: North PF Warns Civil Servants

THE Patriotic Front (PF) leadership in Northern Province has warned some civil servants in Zambia against frustrating Government's efforts of fostering development.

PF Mungwi District chairperson Joseph Chiluba said some Government workers in the province were still inclined to the former ruling MMD and were out to frustrate Government programmes.

He was speaking at Mukukamfumu Basic School in Malole Constituency during a meeting with villagers and senior district party officials attended by area Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Yaluma.

"I have received disturbing reports of some bad elements working with the opposition.

"It's sad that despite our Government's efforts to deliver various developmental projects, some civil servants in some departments are working against the Government of the day," Mr Chiluba said.

He challenged the civil servants undermining Government's developmental efforts to resign on moral grounds.

Earlier, PF Mfinshi Ward Councillor John Bwalya said civil servants played a fundamental role in delivering Government programmes and needed to align themselves with the PF manifesto.

Mr Bwalya said Government programmes could not flourish if civil servants were not supportive of the PF manifesto.

He was disappointed that some civil servants were still preoccupied with the MMD policies instead of moving forward.

Mr Yaluma on the other hand appealed to the people in Mungwi District to be wary of some treacherous individuals who could take advantage of the newly-introduced rebased currency to swindle them.

During a meeting attended by hundreds of people, Mr Yaluma, who is Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Minister, sensitised people on the rebased currency.

He showed the residents both the old and rebased kwacha notes including the coins and urged them to be cautious, especially on the new K100 which looked like the old K100 note.

"I want to appeal to all Zambians to be careful when using our rebased monies because some crooked people will use dubious means to swindle others but report such people to police," he said.

He thanked the people in the area for electing President Micheal Sata as Head of State and him as their MP, adding that the PF Government would ensure people's welfare was improved in line with the ruling party's manifesto.

At Chifulo Rural Health Centre, Mr Yaluma presented blankets and some bags of mealie-meal to the institution as one way of celebrating the New Year with patients.

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