Civil servants in active politics warned

 Civil servants in active politics warned

By Maimbo Mweemba
Government has warned of stern disciplinary action against public workers actively posting political statements on social media platforms.

Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Joel Kamoko says civil servants must not take President Hichilema’s goodwill for granted by continuing to politicking on social media platforms.

Mr Kamoko said Government will no longer tolerate politically active civil servants who are spending their time writing political statements on social media at the expense of work.

“Government wants to work with civil servants, who are committed to delivering social services to the people and not those spewing rumors and political insinuations,” he said.

He said this when he called on North Western Province Permanent Secretary retired Colonel Grandson Katambi in Solwezi.

And, North Western Province Permanent Secretary retired Colonel Grandson Katambi said he has learned that there are some civil servants in the province who have refused to accept that there has been a change of government in the country.

Colonel Katambi also appealed to Government to speed up the rehabilitation of schools and teachers’ houses.

He said that the poor state of infrastructure has contributed to the province’s poor performance of learners in examinations at national level.