Government has been advised to re-think its decision to bar foreigners from carrying out human resource functions as it will be seen as an act of xenophobia.
A senior Zambian citizen Elijah Ngwale said the pronouncements being made by ministers are giving an impression that cabinet does not meet regularly.
Commenting on the directive by Labor and Social Services minister Fackson Shamenda that no foreigners should carry out human resources functions, Mr.Ngwale said such a pronouncement is supposed to be backed by policy as it risks being seen as an act of xenophobia.
Mr. Ngwale said what is worrying is that citizens are made to wonder whether cabinet meets regularly because ministers and even deputy minister who do not even attend cabinet meetings make serious pronouncements.
Speaking to QFM,Mr. Ngwale has since appealed to government not to govern by pronouncements but by policies stating that it is policies that must be announced after being agreed upon by cabinet.