PF in Kabwe warn civil servants

By Staff Reporter

Central Province PF vice-chairman Augustine Walichupa has commended political parties taking part in Kabwe’s Munyama ward by-election for conducting violence-free campaigns.

And Walichupa has warned civil servants failing to execute their duties in line with the PF manifesto that they risk being fired.

In an interview, Walichupa observed that members of political parties taking part in Munyama local government by-election have so far exhibited political maturity by not engaging in political violence.

“So far so good . . . the campaigns are going on well. There’s no political violence in Munyama ward because so far members of all political parties taking part in this by-election have exhibited political maturity. Political parties taking part in the Munyama local government by-election are conducting violence-free campaigns,” said Walichupa.

He said there was need for political players to ensure that they conduct issue-based campaigns.

“There’s no need for us to fight each other because we are brothers and sisters. We should always be civil in our political undertakings by conducting issue-based campaigns,” added Walichupa.

And Walichupa has warned civil servants failing to execute their duties in line with the PF manifesto that they risk being fired.

Walichupa pointed out that civil servants had developed a negative attitude towards work, adding that if left unchecked the trend had the potential to make the ruling party unpopular.

“We aware that some civil servants have a hidden agenda of making the ruling Patriotic Front unpopular ahead of the 2021 general elections. Civil servants in Central Province should take the recent warning by the minister [Sydney Mushanga] seriously. All civil servants have the duty to implement government policies. Therefore, civil servants that are failing to discharge their duties in line with the PF manifesto risk being fired,” warned Walichupa. “Some civil servants, including district commissioners; have developed a negative attitude towards work and if left unchecked, this trend can easily make the ruling Patriotic Front unpopular.”

He further explained that the Patriotic Front government was committed to delivering on its development agenda.

“The Patriotic Front is committed to deliver on its development agenda . . . we are in a hurry to deliver on our campaign promises,” said Walichupa.