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Pathetic work culture of civil servants in Chinsali angers ZCTU President Leonard Hikaumba

General News Pathetic work culture of civil servants in Chinsali angers ZCTU President Leonard...

 Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Leonard Hikaumba (r) with Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) president Davy Chiyobe (l) and a female senior union official  laying wreaths on the grave of CSAWUZ national trustee  late Smart Kajo at council cemetry in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province
Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Leonard Hikaumba (r) with Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) president Davy Chiyobe (l) and a female senior union official laying wreaths on the grave of CSAWUZ national trustee late Smart Kajo at council cemetry in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president, Leonard Hikaumba, has expressed displeasure at the work culture of some civil servants in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province.

Mr Hikaumba described the work culture of some civil servants in the area as simply pathetic.

Mr Hikaumba observed that the bad work culture of some civil servants is affecting the smooth delivery of services to the public.

Speaking in Chinsali yesterday during the burial of Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) senior national trustee, Smart Kajo, Mr Hikaumba said it is important for the civil servants to change their work culture and ensure that they provide and deliver quality services to the public.

He said it would be easier for the civil servants to be supported by the public in their demands for decent wages and conditions of service if the public is satisfied with the services being provided for them by the civil servants.

The ZCTU president said civil servants should be ready to work with minimum supervision because they know why they have been employed and whom they serve.

Speaking earlier, CSAWUZ president, Davy Chiyobe, said he was disappointed to discover that the body of the late Kajo had gone bad in the mortuary because of continued power outages being experienced in the area.

Mr Chiyobe said the union leadership is disappointed with management at Chinsali district hospital for allowing bodies in the mortuary to rot when they have a powerful generator on stand-by which has not been connected.

Mr Chiyobe said the labour movement will not rest until all the workers with bad work culture at the district hospital are dealt with.

He wondered what guarantee health workers can give to the public in the provision of quality services if they can allow a body of one of their members of staff to rot when they have all the means to preserve it.

Mr Chiyobe warned that the labour movement will not rest until all the officers who will be found wanting are dealt with so as to bring sanity in the civil service.

But District Commissioner, Evelyn Kangwa said they were only few individuals tarnishing the image of the Government and promised to sort them out.

Ms Kangwa said she was equally disappointed that the generator that was acquired over five months ago has not yet been connected.

She warned that all the civil servants failing to perform should quit their positions before they are fired, adding that the PF Government, which was voted into power by the majority of the power Zambians, is in a hurry to develop and will, therefore, not entertain anybody frustrating its efforts.

Ms Kangwa has also promised to investigate reports that a patient from Lubwa was turned back for failing to report at Lubwa Mission Hospital so that he can be referred to Chinsali District Hospital.

The man, who was turned back without being treated on Tuesday morning was, however, brought back the following day as Brought In Dead (BID) and taken to the mortuary.

The late Smart Kajo, 53, who died on Sunday, October 7, following a short illness, has been described as a courageous man who epitomised workers’ aspirations, expressed workers resolve, and represented the workers without fear.

ZANIS

17 COMMENTS

  1. No,#1 you got it wrong.Pathetic work ethic equals low productivity and low returns which ultimately means pathetic pay.It’s the idea that starts the money and not the money starting an idea.If one is too lazy to pursue ideas just forget good money ever coming.

  2. THERE’S PATHETIC WORK CULTURE IN THE WHOLE ZAMBIA’S CIVIL SERVICE. IT EXTENDS EVEN TO EMBASSIES OVERSEAS WHERE YOU EXPECT STAFF TO COPY FROM THE CULTURE HERE. IN FACT THINGS SEEM TO BE IMPROVING A BIT SINCE PF OCCUPIED OFFICE. BUT NOT SO MUCH.

  3. Learn to bury people fast, if you know that Zesco power supply is pathetic. Why put the blame on the hospital? Having a generator does not mean that you have solved the problem of supply of electricity, you have to consider supply of fuel and the safest way of storing the fuel. This is a Hospital, you can easily burn people due to carelessness. I wonder if the hospital has engaged an electrical engineer? 
     

  4. Pathetic Front indeed… what a government. 1 year and already people stopped working.
    Hikaumba learn from this, even though those Bembas are lazy, a Tonga man should go there are call them Pathetic Fools.

  5. its hikaumba who is and has been lazy all the while. what has he done for the so called pathetic civil servants so as to arrest the pathetic situation? if i may ask. we all know that this zctu bunch has failed to represent its workers lamentably from time immemorial. ma rubbish.

  6. The work culture of laziness is everywhere per zed it is the mindset which has to change for the better if things are to improve in service delevery and get things going well in all sectors of our economy and thats when we will see a change .

  7. Don’t just rush to punish those poor servants at that hospital.If you ‘re a real unionist first find out the root cause of the the problem.These hospitals, my friend receive very little money to run them.It simply means that Hikaumba and friends do not know what is going on in GOVT institutions,please wake up and support your members.No one can want a fellow’s body to decompose in the mortuary just like that.

  8. Chinsali District Hospital Management is headed by a medical doctor who is also a double PHD holder. What are these qualifications for??? You people qualifications is not everything. So Willie Nsanda might perform better than most of you so called degree holders.

    • Having a well qualified and experienced CEO does not guarantee good results.The quality of the entire team also matters.

  9. Hikaumba you are a fool, what have you done for the civil servants for you to expect better working culture, infact you are the one who has messed everything in civil service.If there was a way why can’t another ZCTU be formed coz you and Roy Mwaba are fools who are busy chewing people’s money for donig nothing.

  10. It looks like the the mortuary fridge at Chinsali Hospital does not work. My father died in Chinsali in 2010 April. We had to bury him in a hurry because the fridge was not working. The man (who was sent back to Lubwa Mission is my uncle. My uncles’s illness started when he was axed by someone who is known over a dispute over land. The man who axed him is still a free man because the police wanted the family to pay vigilantes to go and arrest him. When my uncle died on Wednesday, he had to be buried in a hurry on Thursday because of the same issue of the fridge. One wonders does that fridge ever work? It seems there are big problems at that hospital and in Chinsali in general that need urgent attention by the relevant authorities. 

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