Govt cautions lax civil servants
Solwezi, July 9th, 2013, ZANIS —- Government says it will not relent to take disciplinary action against any civil servant when found wanting.
Solwezi District Commissioner Crispin Likando said his office will not hesitate to punish any civil servant in his district for failing to perform to government expectations.
Mr Likando said he has observed with dismay that performance of some government workers at district level have not been impressive leading to poor delivery of services to the people.
ZANIS reports from Solwezi, that the District Commissioner was speaking during the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) meeting held in the BOMA conference hall in Solwezi today.
“ The Patriotic Front Government is very much committed to deliver meaningful development and quality services to the people (therefore all ) urged civil servants in the district should be proactive and dedicated to duty to protect the interests of the vulnerable people in society, “ he said .
He said civil servants are entrusted with the responsibility of serving the people diligently and advised them to implement government programs with commitment and seriousness it deserves.
Meanwhile, Mr Likando has appealed to Solwezi Municipal Council to protect government land ear-marked for developmental projects from encroachment by members of the general public.
Mr Likando said his office will not sit idle to watch people encroach on government property but to protect it and build more social infrastructure.
He noted that the district has in the recent past experienced unprecedented population growth due to massive economic activities taking place in the area hence the need for construction of more social infrastructure in different sectors of the economy.
Mr Likando said government alone cannot cope up with many challenges brought about by unprecedented economic boom in the district and appealed to different stakeholders to come on board and supplement its efforts.