—-Out-going Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Charles Sipanje, says the creation of Muchinga and new districts in the country is part of the major achievements of the PF Government since it took over office.
Mr Sipanje said other than the Link Zambia Road Projects, the pronouncement of Muchinga province and others districts is an important programme in the PF Government.
He said it is for this reason that civil servants should be ready and prepared to work in any province or ministry.
The out-going PS said from the time President Michael Sata appointed him as PS Muchinga, he only found Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone.
Mr Sipanje said in two years’ time Muchinga has become operational with 392 members of staff from being a two-man show from the time it was established.
He said it is by the Grace of God and the help of the Government that the province has managed to establish new offices, adding that it was a nightmare because of staff and office accommodation inadequacy.
Mr Sipanje said he was leaving a happy man because of the dedication and ambitiousness of most of the staff that have been sent and employed in the province.
He said he was hopeful that the in-coming PS, Bwalya Ng’andu, will continue from where he has left with the dedicated team he was leaving behind.
Mr Sipanje said this when he addressed Provincial Heads of Departments in the Provincial Board Room Conference yesterday.
And in-coming Muchinga PS, Bwalya Ng’andu said he had no idea of the extent of works going on in the province.
Dr Ng’andu the said transformations that are taking place in Muchinga are extensive and big, adding that every member of staff is a part of it.
Dr Ng’andu said his focus is to achieve the goals and objectives of the province in ensuring that work is done.
He said the president is in a hurry and wants Muchinga province to develop soon.
The PS further appealed for full commitment in the transformation of Muchinga from all members of staff.
And giving vote of thanks Chinsali Municipal Council Town Clerk (TC) Patrick Kambita said the footprints that Mr Sipanje has left should be emulated by others.
Mr. Kambita said the massive works done by the outgoing PS as a pioneer will forever remain in the history of Muchinga and the entire Zambia.
Mr. Sipanje has been transferred to Lusaka under ministry of Works and Supply in the same capacity.