Vice president Dr. Guy Scott has charged that some government officials are too slow to implement government policies.
Dr. Scot says this is the attitude that some government officials seem to be adopted from the previous MMD regime.
He says instead of concentrating on the work some senior government officials are busy competing and complaining against each other.
The republican vice president says the Michael Sata led government will not take kindly to such attitude towards work.
And the vice president says the Zambian government attaches great importance to issues surrounding climate change.
Speaking at a high level dialogue on climate change and preparations for RIO 20 conference in Lusaka today, Dr Scott said there is need to have an action oriented plan in order to address challenges surrounding climate change.
He says discussions on climate change should not just end in workshops but stretch further in implementing polices on climate change.
And United Nations resident coordinator Kani Wignaraja said there is need for the country to take a holistic approach in addressing challenges of climate change.