—-The Newly appointed Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary has called on civil servants in the region to always be punctual for work in order for them to provide required services to the public.
Addressing heads of government department in Isoka today, Bwalya Ngándu said civil servants should develop the habit of reporting for work on time because government was eager to develop the country through the civil service.
Dr Ng’andu further urged civil servants to implement government programmes and projects without delay.
"Time keeping is one of the attributes of a good head of department. So I urge you to develop a habit of coming for work early," he said.
Dr Ngándu has also asked civil servants in the region to use government resources prudently.
He said resources were always inadequate hence the need for public service workers to use them wisely.
Dr Ngándu is accompanying Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Mwansa Kapeya, on a tour of developmental projects in Muchinga province.
And Mr Kapeya, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, urged civil servants in the district not to derail government projects by having a casual approach to work.
He said the government of President Michael Sata was in a hurry to develop the country, a decision which should compel civil servants to work at the pace of government.
The minister said civil servants were the drivers of the district’s economy and, therefore, should work as a team.
Meanwhile, Isoka District Commissioner, Joe Siwila, told Mr Kapeya that civil servants in the area were responding positively to the Patriotic Front manifesto.
Major Siwila said government workers’ level of commitment to duty was encouraging.