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This business of Civil Servants posting stories on facebook must be stopped – President Lungu

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Brenda Muntemba Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya with President Edgar Lungu after the Swearing in Ceremony at Statehouse, Looking on is Mr Sibanze Simuchiba Ps Southern Province and Mr Bernard Pwete Ps Chiefs and Traditaional affairs . Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza / State House

Brenda Muntemba Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya with President Edgar Lungu after the Swearing in Ceremony at Statehouse, Looking on is Mr Sibanze Simuchiba Ps Southern Province and Mr Bernard Pwete Ps Chiefs and Traditaional affairs . Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza / State House

President Edgar Lungu has warned that he will not hestate to get rid of servants spending time on facebook posting stories at the expense of work.

The Zambian President charged that the work culture in the civil service is very bad telling Permanent Scretaries that the business of Civil Servants spending time on facebook must come to an end. He said this culture can only be stopped by Permanent Scretaries.

President Lungu said he will not hestate to take action once there is a report from the Permanent Secretary who are the Controlling Officers of various government Ministries.

Swearing in - pauseThe President was speaking at State House on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 when he swore in two Permanent Secretaries and Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Brenda Mutemba.

The Permanent Secretaries that have been sworn in are Michael Pwete for Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Sibanje Simuchoba for Southern Province.

President Lungu urged Mr. Pwete, Mr. Simuchoba and Ms. Muntemba to work hard in their new positions.

The President urged Mr. Pwete to ensure that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs plays a pivotal role in creating a rapport between traditional leaders and government.

He noted that Mr. Pwete is expected to enhance the role that chiefs play in the preservation of nature and culture since he was not new in the ministry.

The Head of State pointed out that there was need to support the traditional rulers in their effort to protect flora and fauna in the country.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has called on newly appointed Southern Province Permanent Secretary to ensure that all developmental projects in the province were completed on time.

He said he was also aware that Livingstone main bus station and main market were not in a good state hence Mr. Simuchoba should put these two areas top on his agenda.

President Lungu has meanwhile urged Ms. Muntemba to see how the cooperation between Zambia and Kenya will benefit the country.

He said Zambia can learn a lot from Kenya’s tourism and agricultural industry and use it for the growth of the local economy.

Mr. Lungu has since congratulated the appointees saying he was confident that they will execute their duties diligently.

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