By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Government says it is aware of concerns by the General public regarding delayed appointments of Permanent Secretaries and District Commissioners among others.
UPND Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said that the process is underway and results will be seen soon.
Mr Mweetwa said Government is not paying a blind eye to these concerns but wants to make appointments based on merit.
“The authority to appoint is the prerogative of the President and he is equal to the task, the president is taking precautions so that the right people are appointed to high offices,” he said.
Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka, Mr Mweetwa emphasized that the Civil service is not political or tribal, as was the case in the previous regime.
He said President Hichilema wants civil servants to know that they are not part of the ruling party but Government, even when there is change of leadership.
Mr Mweetwa said other appointments under the previous Government were politically motivated and not on merit.