East minister counsels Lundazi workers
Lundazi, June 12, 2013, ZANIS–Eastern province minister Malozo Sichone has called on public service workers in Lundazi district to dedicate themselves to duty .
The minister says this will help contribute to fostering meaningful development and reducing poverty in the country.
Mr Sichone said there is need for the public service workers to change their mind set and work culture if they were to fit into the Patriotic Front [PF] government style of doing things warning that government will not tolerate laziness and corruption among public servants.
ZANIS in Lundazi reports that the provincial minister was accompanied by his permanent secretary Bert Mushala was speaking when he addressed civil servants, teachers, council workers and the local business community.
The meeting was held to explain government’s decision to remove subsidies on fuel and maize at Lundazi boarding secondary school yesterday.
Mr Sichone who is also Isoka member of parliament advised workers to read the PF manifesto and follow the code of ethics for the public service because government will not work with corrupt, uncommitted, undedicated and lazy public servants who retard development.
The Minister asked civil servants and public workers in Lundazi to assist the government explain why it removed subsidies on fuel and maize and the benefits the move will bring to the people especially in rural areas in terms of development.
Meanwhile, some heads of government departments complained about the lack of funding since January this year to implement programmes as outlined in the PF Manifesto and other projects.
But in response Provincial Permanent Secretary Beti Mushala said government was channeling a lot of money towards developmental projects in the province to reduce poverty and empower people economically.
Mr Mushala however assured the meeting that the funding levels would improve now that government had removed subsidies on fuel and maize.