Luwingu District Commissioner Patrick Chanda has advised civil servants to desist from engaging in active politics and concentrate on the work they were employed for.
Mr. Chanda sounded the warning following the suspension of his District Administrative Officer for allegedly involving himself in active politics.
He said the suspension of his District Administrative Officer should be a lesson to other civil servants in the area.
Mr. Chanda said this when he was addressing officers from at the district administration and officers from Zambia News and Information Services in his office yesterday.
He said government will not forgive any officer engaging in active politics because civil servants were employed to implement government policies.
He further advises civil servants wanting to actively engage in politics to resign from the civil service and join politics.
Mr. Chanda also extended his appeal to the general public to refrain from posting commentaries on social media that might promote disunity in the country.
The District Commissioner also appealed to the traditional leaders to help unite the people in their chiefdoms in bid to maintain peace and stability the country has enjoyed for many years.
He has since thanked the people of Luwingu district for maintaining peace and stability.
But suspended Luwingu Administrative Officer, Deodatus Munsungwe said he did not attend a meeting that was addressed by opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema.
Mr. Munsungwe said he just passed near the place where Mr. Hichilema’s meeting was taking place from.