Lusaka Province Minister Hon Bowman Lusambo says he is impressed with the levels of professionalism exhibited by officers working in different government departments and institutions in Kafue district.
And Hon Lusambo says he will continue paying impromptu visits to key government departments and institutions in an efforts to get first hand account on the level of service being delivered to the people.
Meanwhile, the Lusaka province minister has directed the Kafue District Educational Board Secretary -DEBS- to ensure that Teachers who have received letters of transfer honour those transfers and take up their new posts.
In a statement made available to Smart Eagles today, Hon Lusambo who is also Kabushi member of Parliament emphasized that officers in the civil service should change their laissez-faire altitude towards work and apply their work ethics associated with the private sector.
“This morning I paid a surprise visit to selected government departments and institutions in Kafue as part of my continued tours to check on the performance levels of civil servants.
“I visited the Kafue District Hospital, the office of the Kafue District Education Board Secretary, the District Administration and the Kafue District Council Offices. The tour was very successful as it enabled me to get a first hand appreciation of how we are serving our people.
“I arrived at the District Administration before 08 Hours and was pleased that almost all the officers had reported for work and were already on their work stations. This is encouraging and should be emulated,” stated Hon Lusambo.
“There is no way public service workers can continue reporting late for work and knocking off early without applying themselves fully. The idea of taking advantage of government by some officers should come to an end.
“I urged the DEBS in Kafue to ensure that Teachers who have received Letters of Transfer honour those transfers and take up their new posts, resisting transfers frustrates government programmes.
“I will continue paying impromptu visits to key government departments and institutions in an efforts to get first hand accounts on the level of service we are delivering to our people.”