Mushala cracks whip on latecomers

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REPORTING late for work is an act of corruption, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala has said.

Mr Mushala has bemoaned the high levels of underperformance among some civil servants in the province due to lack of strict supervision by heads of department and warned that he would not tolerate such attitude.

He said this when he addressed heads of Government departments in Choma on Tuesday and directed them to strictly monitor staff performance in their respective units.

“As HoDs, you should set targets because some civil servants have a tendency of reporting late for work.

“I, therefore, direct that log books be introduced to facilitate close monitoring of staff performance,” he said.

Mr Mushala said reporting late for work was against Government’s policy and an act of corruption because civil servants steal time.

“Corruption does not only involve money, it also includes any act that deters one from accomplishing their duties effectively,” he said.

He directed the heads of department to develop work plans for their departments and submit monitoring and evaluation reports which would help Government know the input of civil servants in the province.

Mr Mushala also said Government would develop the education sector in line with the policies contained in the Patriotic Front (PF) manifesto.

He urged teachers to read the manifesto to understand the new policies on education which the Government was implementing.

He said in Choma on Tuesday when he addressed head teachers from schools across the district that the Government was enhancing education standards and, therefore, teachers should work diligently.

“If you read the PF manifesto, you will be able to understand the various polices Government is introducing and implementing in line with the document to promote the education sector,” he said.

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