Adapt or leave, Vubwi civil servants told

Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga
CIVIL servants that cannot adapt to living in Vubwi District should resign, Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga has said.

Dr Mulenga said at a just-ended Provincial Development Coordinating Committee meeting held at Luangwa Lodge in Chipata on Tuesday that civil servants assigned to work in Vubwi District and did not want to live there should quit their positions.

He said he would not condone a situation where civil servants who were supposed to be in Vubwi were spending nights outside their station.

Dr Mulenga said living away from one’s work station was an indication that such a civil servant was lazy.

He said he would closely monitor the workers deployed to Vubwi by the Government through the Public Service Commission.

“It seems we have a problem with the people who were deployed to Vubwi District. I have noticed that most of the civil servants are sleeping outside the working area.

“Please if you do not want the job just resign because there are so many youths looking for employment,” he said.

And 202 out of 250 kilometres (kms) of roads have worked on by the Rural Roads Unit (RRU) in Eastern Province.

This translates to 80.8 per cent of progression on the roads that have been worked on by the unit between 2012/13.

Provincial acting RRU regional engineer Charles Thole said a number of roads had been completed.

Mr Thole said that only 48 kilometres were still being worked on by the unit which was under the Buildings Department in the Ministry of Transport, Works, Communication and Supply.

Some of the completed roads include Mumbi-Mwanjabathu, Mwanjabathu-Nyanje, Nyati-Simambumbu in Petauke District, Mishoro, Chiwoko and Chinjala roads in Chipata District, Kalindawalo-Katemo and Mfuwe -Malama roads in Mambwe District and Nyimba-Mwape Road in Nyimba District.

Times of Zambia