Deputy Minister of Health, Patrick Chikusu has urged civil servants in Kabwe to improve their attitude towards work.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ronald Sinyangwe yesterday afternoon, Dr Chikusu said the PF government is concerned about the high levels of inertia that is currently obtaining in most government departments.
He said this is unfortunate especially that it is happening at a time when the government is making frantic efforts to improve the conditions of service for all civil servants in the country.
He said last year, the PF government revised the conditions of service for all civil servants in order to encourage and motivate them but, regrettably, this has not made any strides in the discharging of government duties.
The Deputy Minister who made a stopover in Kabwe before proceeding to Serenje where he has gone to check on health facilities and familiarize himself with the health workers said his ministry will not tolerate the laissez-faire attitude and will deal sternly with all erring officers.
Dr Chikusu who is also MMD Katuba constituency Member of Parliament said it is impossible for the country to develop in an environment where civil servants are indolent.
He has since urged civil servants to improve their attitude in order to help improve service delivery otherwise, they risk losing their jobs.
Earlier, Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ronald Sinyangwe raised concern over the continued laissez-faire attitude among civil servants.
Mr Sinyangwe said there is too much blithe in the way the civil servants discharge their day-to-day duties.
He added that most civil servants had no idea of what their job descriptions entailed and, as a result, they found it difficult to operate accordingly.
He therefore, appealed to the Cabinet Office to make Job Descriptions available to all civil servants so that they can know what is expected of them.
Mr Sinyangwe also appealed to government to avail the copies of the PF manifesto to civil servants so that they can detect the direction of government in relation to their duties.