Govt implores civil servants to be disciplined

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——–Government has implored civil servants in the country to be disciplined if they are to avoid being implicated in corruption cases.


Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Permanent Secretary, Muyenga Atanga says there is need for civil servants to exhibit exemplary behaviour if they are to avoid being prosecuted for corruption.


Dr. Atanga said this in Nchelenge District yesterday when he met workers at the Mweru Water Transport Board, which is a department under his Ministry.


He said there is also need for worker to familiarise themselves with government guidelines and procedures.


The Permanent Secretary explained that the many court cases involving civil servants in the country are mainly due to failure to follow laid down government procedures.


He said there is need for civil servants in their day to day activities to consult with the relevant authorities whenever in doubt.


And Dr. Atanga has called for a change in attitude among civil servants working in remote parts of the country.


He made the call after visiting Kilwa clinic and Nshimba school on Kilwa Island yesterday.


Dr. Atanga found the clinic being manned by a coxswain while at the school both the Head Teacher and his Deputy were out of station.


He said it is unfortunate that a clinic can be manned by a Coxswain instead of trained health staff, and called on the Nchelenge District Commissioner to ensure that sanity prevails in the area.