NKEYEMA district commissioner Yuvwenu Kashandola has urged civil servants in the area to handle issues bordering on national peace and security with utmost care and caution.
Mr Kashandola said civil servants are government agents who should be wary of sabotage, subversion and tribalism, which he described as a recipe for national insecurity.
Mr Kashandola was speaking during a heads of government departments meeting organised to produce strategic and development plans for Nkeyema district.
“Documents kept by civil servants are confidential and not meant for public consumption unless otherwise stated or with due authorisation,” Mr Kashandola said.
He said he and other district commissioners in the region recently attended a workshop in Mongu which was convened to address security-related issues.
He said the workshop arose out of concerns by people managing national security who realised that confidential information was being leaked indiscriminately.
Mr Kashandola said this is posing a threat to national security.
Mr Kashandola said civil servants should be security-cautious in the execution of their duties as some people can create insecurity in the nation using leaked information.
He urged civil servants to analyse what they divulge to the public because leaking confidential information is detrimental to national security.
Mr Kashandola said he will soon convene a workshop for all heads of Government departments in Nkeyema so that they understand how to manage issues of national security.
And Mr Kashandola said there is need to urgently put in place a district development plan so that it can be used as a measure against set targets.
He said the task requires civil servants in Nkeyema to produce a plan, which will eventually be incorporated into the National Development Plan.
Mr Kashandola called on heads of government departments to identify incomplete projects in the area and forward the information to Western Province permanent secretary Augustine Seyuba.
Times of Zambia