The Zambia Society for Public Administration (ZSPA) has introduced the Michael Chilufya Sata Social Advocate Award (MCSSAA ).
This is in recognition of late republican President Michael Sata’s contribution to the development of the public service and country as a whole.
ZANIS reports that ZSPA President Kelvin Esiasa announced the development at the MCSSAA first ever award giving ceremony held at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka last evening.
The Non-Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) emerged the first recipient of the award for advocating for women’s affairs in the country.
Chief Mumena who was in attendance at the ceremony was on hand to present the award to NGOCC Outgoing Chairperson Mary Mulenga.
Ms. Mulenga on her part expressed gratitude to be the first recipient of the President’s award.
And Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska urged Zambians to pick a leaf from the late President’s dedication to quality service delivery and commitment to duty.
Dr. Msiska explained that during interaction with the late president, he had learnt many lessons such as time keeping, paying attention to details and equality among all citizens.
The chief civil servant disclosed that government is working on enhancing productivity in the public service by introducing measures such as human resource management reforms, reformation of the pay system and pension scheme.
Dr. Msiska called for an ethical, entrepreneurial and professional civil service and commended the Zambia Society for Public Administration for awarding hardworking civil servants.
Meanwhile visiting United State of America Professor Sylvester Murray said the elected officials and Administrative official needs to work together in harmony in order to succeed in delivering services to the people.
In his public lecture at the same function Prof. Murray explained the elected official come up with policies that should be implemented by administrative officials who are civil servants hence the need for the two parties to closely work together.