Govt. calls for Transparence and Accountability in DCs performance
Ndola July 9, 2013, ZANIS —- Government says District Commissioners in Copperbelt Province should observe principles of Transparency and accountability in the running of the affairs of their respective districts.
ZANIS Ndola reports that Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Stanford Mschili said this during the official opening of a two-day Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit orientation workshop for District Commissioners and Planners in the province held at the Provincial Administration conference room.
The PS explained that the DMMU was specifically created to guarantee a decent and dignified life for all citizens.
“DMMU was specifically created to guarantee a decent and dignified life for all citizens, this is another cornerstone in the PF manifesto, It is therefore important that your decisions as DC’s and planners are streamlined in a humane manner so as to achieve this underlying objective,” he said.
He said it was imperative that DC’s work with Transparency and accountability because the office of the Vice President was counting on the DC’s to assist the DMMU in delivering to the expectant communities.
The PS further cautioned the DC’s not to concentrate on the disaster aspect and forgetting the mitigation factor.
“You are expected to coordinate and superintend all activities, let me mention that you should not only concentrate on the disaster aspect at the exclusion of mitigation. Mitigation entails lessening the intensity of the burden,” he said.
The PS further advised district planners to embrace the bottom up approach, stressing that it was important for the community to fully participate.
“Planners are critical to our planning process, the bottom up approach must be enhanced, it is important that the community is fully involved so that the end results are embraced,” he said.