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Be Patriotic, civil servants urged

Kaoma, 25 May, 2013, ZANIS–Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Peter Kasanda has urged Civil Servants to be patriotic, honest, selflessness and proud to be Zambians.

Ambassador Kasanda said when he addressed civil servants in Kaoma and Lukulu district in western province that that government policies are driven through the efforts that workers put in to achieve development.

He pointed out that the Civil Servants should pay attention to circulars that address the issues of discipline and diligence in their work for the country to achieve the development that the PF government has outlined in the manifesto.

Amb Kasanda together with two permanent secretaries from Cabinet office, Dr Simon Miti from the office of the Vice President, and Bernad Kampansa  in charge of Policy Analysis and Coordination inspected government programmes in western province.

Amb Kasanda said the civil servants in districts were facing problems of erratic funding, delayed conformation especially for people in acting positions, hardship allowances, and delays in payment of retirement benefits.

“We had a rewarding visit, our mission has been achieved, we discussed progress and challenges, there are some good ideas from the people in districts, we can formulate them into policies,” Ambassador Kasanda said.

Policy Analysis and Coordination Permanent Secretary Bernard Kampasa  said  Zambia has the best policies in the  region and the civil Servants should ensure that they translate them into action  for the ordinary people to see progress.

Mr Kampasa said Zambians should not get used to poverty because there was a lot that civil servants could achieve through the prudent implementation of policies.

“ There is much more we can do as a country, we cannot accept the poverty levels to be at  70 percent, if government gives us money for project implementation let us  manage it for the benefit of Zambians,” Mr Kampasa said.

He said Zambia is rich in natural resources than most of the developed nations and if every person gets serious at working hard development could be achieved.

Permanent Secretary in the office of the Vice President Dr Simon Miti urged civil servants to be serious in the use of public funds as the PF government is in a hurry to develop the country.

Dr Miti said government policy can be achieved through prudent use of financial resources and to fulfil the promise of developing the country.