Vice President Guy Scott has advised civil servants in the country not to engage themselves in partisan politics.
Dr. Scott said civil servants were crucial in the implementation of government policies and programmes hence the need for them to avoid partisan politics.
He said taking part in partisan politics often compromises civil servants’ work.
The Vice President said civil servants should continue working hard and assisting government in realising its vision of improving infrastructure and social services across the country.
Dr. Scott reiterated that government will continue protecting civil servants against individuals that may want to exert undue political pressure on them.
He said this in Luangwa district today when he addressed heads of government departments.
Earlier, Luangwa District Commissioner, Eunie Mumba said over 660 jobs have been created for the local people in the ongoing developmental projects in the district so far.
Mr. Mumba added that the tarring of D-145 road, which branches off from Great East road to the boma, will open the district to investment opportunities such as tourism and agriculture.
The District Commissioner has however implored government to address the low staffing levels and inadequate accommodation for civil servants in Luangwa.
Dr. Scott is in the district to drum up support for Patriotic Front (PF) candidate, Patrick Ngoma ahead of the nominations of this afternoon.
He is accompanied by Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Emmanuel Chenda and Lusaka Province Minister, Freedom Sikazwe.
Others in the entourage include PF Member of the Central Committee, Willie Nsanda and PF Lusaka Province Chairperson, Geoffrey Chuumbwe.
The Feira seat fell vacant following the defection of the then area Member of Parliament, Patrick Ngoma to the PF.
The party has since adopted him to re-contest the seat under its ticket.
Former ruling party, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), opposition United National Independence Party (UNIP), the United Party for National Development (UPND), National Restoration Party (NAREP) and an independent candidate, are also vying for the seat.