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Germany Technical Cooperation to Zambia (GTZ) in Mazabuka says the poor service delivery and performance among Councils in the country is as a result of the Old Management style.

GTZ Local government advisor Elester Hazinji also head of the Support for Decentralisation implementation project SDIP) told ZANIS in Mazabuka, Saturday, that there is an urgent need for government to ensure qualified staff run local authorities.

Ms Hazinji said a well trained personnel is key to the improve of service delivery, management of revenue and enhancing town planning and development.

She said her organisation will support councils in the implementation of skills development, financial management and client orientation to improve efficiency.

Ms Hazinji, who has just returned from Swaziland where she led a team of Management staff from Mazabuka Municipal Council, Kalomo and Sinzongwe District Councils to a decentralisation workshop, said a lot needed to be done to change the working attitude of councils.

She also expressed disappointment that stakeholders dialogue and community participation between councils and communities does not exist in Zambia thereby making it difficult for residents to participate in developmental projects.

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  1. GTZ has been doing a great job in promoting national development in Zambia. I hereby commend them and encourage them to continue with the good spirit, despite such setbacks. Herzlichen Dank und weiterso!

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  2. Girly
    yes you are congrats.

    Elester Hazinji.
    Iwe its not that the staff is not qualified not,but its because our govt does not pay them.How can they work effectively when the govt has not paid them for 18 months?.So please before you conclude that the staffs not qualified you should also find out why they are not working effectively and efficiently.Mind you a salary is a motivation to every employee.

    Matworld.

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  3. #11

    Thats very true!! These people do not perform at all because half the time they are busy doing their own staff, tryin to make moni to make ends meet.How can u save two masters at a time, obviously one of them has to suffer and in this case its the community. Untill they start payin them well, they will continue goin to the office just to leave the jacket on the chair and go out to attend to their own business or better still…..just go in and read a newspaper the whole day. All these are scenarios I have seen and quite honestly….I dont blame them. :-??

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  4. Aren’t councils supposed to be self sustaining to some extent. With all the potential revenues they can earn its a shame that ALL th councils in Zambia require a “conkanious” govt bailout. Western countries manage to raise cash in some very cunning ways. Whe I was younger and watchin tv shows from the west I thought that the ambulance service was a great free feature of western society… Then I got here and managed to get sick enough to call an ambulance…
    The flurry of mail I consequently received was not get well cards but stunning bills from ahem, “city services”

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  5. what do you expect with benny tentamashimba at local government? today he has blocked/postponed mayoral elections.

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  6. She is right,why should we have so many people that cant deliver.this government mentality of just reporting for work in the morning and walking around and doing personal things till knock off time must come to an end.lets work hard and deserve the money we get.why earn so much when input is so low.a job that one can handle is being done by four people why? awe this must come to an end.

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  7. girly,the tities were supposed to come with you not being no 1.i guess i 4got to say congrats:congrats, there!it’s hypocritical for you to tell me to comment on the story at hand when all you’ve been blabbing about 3 quaters of the time is being no 1.but just for the record,how can our councils work properly when they are continiously underfunded and workers’ conditions are unmotivating? :”>:”>:”>:”>

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  8. matworld…
    uziba pa zed abantu balipatafye ukubomba mwandi,even if they were given that money it wouldnt really motivate them.so many people have adopted a very bad attitude towards work.pa zed you find that someone is sleeping even at work why??? you cant really blame that on non payment or low salaries it has more to do with the attitude.guess you saw that blog real baby c posted on how to spend time at work (like on emails and staff) thats what most people do.you have 3 managers for the same department at the end of the day they have no work to do kanshi kulaangala fye, too much injhuka and watching things pa pc.i hate the attitude some peole have towards work.

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  9. Becareful…You will all soon be addicted to complaining about govt. I don’t have enough counseling facilties please. Can we for once talk about what each one of you is doing for your country??? :-t:-t:-t:-t

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  10. Thats very #22. I think a lot of people pa zed just have the wrong attitude towards work. People dont take it seriously, and spend 3 quaters doing God knows what while they are supposed to be working. And also no accountability, everyone is doing it so there’s no one to point out the wrong…sad indeed

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  11. Whats the point in employing so many people that you cant pay.employ only the people that are needed for a certain job not relatives and friends that just go to cushion and warm seats in offices at the expense of tax payers.

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  12. girly,oops are we taking things personal now?let me put an end to this nonsense.you were no 1 so fly a kite if you want to!our councils are underfunded and thier staff is disillusioned so it’s unfare to entirely blame them for the prevailing situation.good day.

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  13. hey girly thanks.i hope you aren’t the one who’s workin today and doin this behind thr desk coz as for me,i’m in my room on my table havin a lunch of spageeti with chicken sauce! :):):)

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  14. #30

    I am…can u imagine! And the worst thing is I have done all my work and am just sittin here waitin for time to pass…:-<: -w

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  15. iwe chi kokoliko #24 you are either RB’s relative or you work for the goverment.that’s propaganda.people are breaking thier backs for this country and recieving not even half what they deserve. :-w:-w:-w:-w:-w:-w

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  16. Girly…

    hey are you underpayed like council workers why are you just waitiong for time to pass,go home or you want to increase your overtime calculation.i will tell matworld to lauugh at you,get back to work come on.ha hah ha.

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  17. Girly
    you have heard what G BABY has said,dont trouble yourself go home and rest,Good to hear that you have done all your job.Now go home and have some rest,then you can find something that will put a smile on your face.If your employers stop you just tell me I will report them to the labour offices that they are denying you freedom of Resting.

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  18. MATWORLD….

    Have you heard our friend girly has done work for the day manje she is waiting passing time.please talk to her nicely and ask her to either go home or find other works to do.ha ha ha but be nice when doing it ok…. 🙂

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  19. G BABY

    I have talked to her,am sure she is packing ready to go home.Girly dont forget that today ni weakened ka! ufunika ku pumula my dear.

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  20. #34

    Its not about the moni but havin some time to myself and appreciating a weekend! But as a leader, u have to lead by example and knock off at the rite time.

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  21. G BABY

    Ati she is a leader,that explains it.Girly G BABY and I were just concerned,Now that you haven told us that you are a leader we are much better now sivameneivo G BABY?

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  22. Girly
    Nooo! I think we misunderstood each other my dear? You know I cant do that,G BABY and I felt sorry for you.We thought you work for the pipo who do not allow their employees to go home even when they have done all the Job.So dont think that we where chasing you my Dear. :o:o:o:o

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  23. Thats fine then! Otherwise, I think we need a new headline…before we start fightin coz I have notied that once we have exhausted all our opinions….we start pickin on each other….Wonder where Baby C is today… 8->

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  24. GENERALLY GOVERNMENT WORKERS HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE TOWARDS WORK.ITS GOT VERY LITTLE TO DO THE PAY.HEY SOMEBODY HELP,I ALSO THINK THE TOWN CLERKS OVERSTAY.WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS LIKE?ALI SIMIWINGA HAS BEEN IN KITWE FROM THE TIME I WAS AT KITWE BOYS;I LEFT IN 1992!

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  25. Well said cece,this problem is self created.Because too much political interference in the running of the councils here we will never never move away from the old style of managemnet.Political oppointees are the ones who always drag the councils 44years backwards.The gvnment of the today do not help this council to work proffessionary due to the fact that when you as an officer in the council bring up a good suggestion your seniors will not accept it because you are too junior to help.Morever the cadres and relatives that are employed and placed in wrong positions are the most culprites and controlling officers fail to discipline them for fear of losing favours from the appointing powers tha

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  26. #44

    I have also often asked that question! How possible is it for someone to hold to a position for soo long? From the time I was a little girtl he has been there up till now! This govt should be serious.

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  27. #44

    I have also often asked that question! How possible is it for someone to hold to a position for soo long? From the time I was a little girl he has been there up till now! This govt should be serious. What do the young one have to be suh positions if old men decide to hang on? Anyway, am not suprised….look at out urrent govt. How many people are they in there that u can say are new commers in the system? Instead we have out-dated people who date back to the Kaunda days and they are still rullin us. its such a pity I tel u! 🙁

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  28. #44

    I have also often asked that question! How possible is it for someone to hold to a position for soo long? From the time I was a little girl he has been there up till now! This govt should be serious. What do the young one have to be suh positions if old men decide to hang on? Anyway, am not suprised….look at out urrent govt. How many people are they in there that u can say are new commers in the system? Instead we have out-dated people who date back to the Kaunda days and they are still rulin us. its such a pity I tel u! 🙁

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  29. NCC please we need the american system where we the resident of a particular towns will be voting for our mayors like at the same time as we are electing our councillors.This will serve from the anguish of having political oppointees like Divo Katete has also done nothing for Diggers Town apart from giving land to amchocholis.Abena diggers bane bushe nililali aba bakaponya bakatukulila Astra cinemas palya opposite shoprite checkers mu kalale kesu.

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    THE END…

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  31. THE WHOLE STRATEGY AND ADMIN OF LOCAL GOVT NEEDS A COMPLETE OVERHUAL ALONG THE LINES THAT THE TAX OFFICE WAS TRANSFORMED TO ZRA THROUGH THE VISION OF LATE EMMANUEL KASONDE. AND THE MAN IS SATA. LOVE OR HATE HIM HE CAN DELIVER

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  32. I believe Sata in his first press conference after the 2006 elections said that MMD would run Central Government but PF would show their qaulity by how they would run Local Government. What is their rating now in terms of qaulity?

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  33. This is a pathetic and eye sore picture/photograph.. though depicts the real situation pa Zedi.. 8->8->8->8->;));));));));;);;)

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