Public workers advised

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Public workers advised

Kalabo, April 12/2013, ZANIS ——- Sports and Youth Development Deputy Minister Chinga Miyutu has urged government public service workers in Sikongo to remain focused if they are to deliver to the expectation of the public they serve.

Mr Miyutu made the call when he addressed civil servants in an indoor meeting held at Sikongo civic center during his recent tour of duty in the area.

He said government programmes will be appreciated by the general public if public service workers are committed to duty in whatever capacity they are operating in.

The Deputy Minister emphasized that a good employee is the one who focused on service delivery with minimum supervision before being paid than the one whose interest is a salary yet the input is not worth talking about.

Mr Miyutu said government should not be seen to fail because if it did it means the workers themselves have failed and therefore the top leadership should not be blamed for the failure of the supporting staff.

And Sikongo District Commissioner Kufuka Kufuka took advantage of the deputy minister’s visit to forward challenges being faced in the new district.

Mr Kufuka outlined that his district faced a critical communication network problem coupled with poor road infrastructure and high cost of mealie meal among others.

The District Commissioner however, attributed the high cost of the staple food to high cost of transport the local traders are faced with as they are made to source the commodity from Mongu due to none availability of a mealie meal depot in the district.

Mr Kufuka has since requested Mr Miyutu to also carry with him the challenges outlined to him in addition to his observations of the situation on the ground and emphasize to the relevant authorities the immediate needs of the district as he too was pushing for the same in his capacity as District Commissioner.

Mr Miyutu who is also Kalabo central Member of Parliament was in Sikongo district on his familiarization tour following his appointment as deputy minister of sports.