Public workers urged to partner with government

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Public workers urged to partner with government

Mongu, April 8, ZANIS —— Western Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta has urged public officers to discharge their duties diligently in order to foster development in the area. 

Speaking during the official opening of the Provincial Developmental Coordinating Committee (PDCC) meeting at the provincial Hall in Mongu district today, Mr Mwaliteta said people need to support the PF government’s efforts in fighting corruption and other vices.

Mr Mwaliteta said the fight to stamp out vices that are detrimental to development will in turn transform the province into a developed economic area.

The Provincial Minister has since called upon public service workers and the civil society in the province to be proactive in supplementing government efforts in bringing development in the region.

He noted that it was not fair that western province continues to lag behind in development saying there was need to turn around the province.

Mr Mwaliteta said it is the goal of government to continue with viable projects that will foster development and increase economic activities in the area.

He further underscored the need for public officers to desist from being petty and political but work with government for the betterment of the citizenry.

 Speaking earlier, Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba said members of parliament (MPs) that continue shunning PDCC meetings in the area do that at the detriment of their areas. 

Mr Mwamba however commended MPs that attended the meeting saying there was need for all stakeholders to work together for the province to develop. 

Six MPs out of the 17 in Western province attended the meeting and these include Poniso Njeulu for Sinjembela, Chinga Miyutu for Kalabo, Inonge Wina for Nalolo, Josephine Limata for Luampa, Mwendaweli Imenda for Luena and Taundi Chiseke for Mangango.

The meeting also comprised District Commissioners and others senior government officers in the province.