Outgoing Central Province Permanent Secretary, Anne Sinyangwe, has bid farewell to Heads of Government Departments in the province following her transfer to the Ministry of Gender.
Mrs Sinyangwe expressed gratitude to the Heads of Government Departments for their support during her eight months’ tour of duty as Permanent Secretary for Central Province.
She said she is happy to be part and parcel of the progress going on in the province and hoped that her little contribution in the region in as far as development is concerned will be sustained.
Mrs Sinyangwe called for continued professionalism, collaboration and hard work among civil servants in order to enhance service delivery.
She also advised the provincial Heads of Government Departments to remain committed to the effective designing of the Decentralisation Policy, saying their role in the implementation of the policy is key in as far as the advancement of the province is concerned.
Mrs Sinyangwe urged the civil servants to accord ultimate support to the in-coming Permanent Secretary as she takes over the office.
Meanwhile in-coming Central Province Permanent Secretary, Edwidge Mutale, said she is happy to be in Central province, adding that she enjoys working with the grassroots, especially in rural areas.
Mrs Mutale said she did not expect many difficulties working in the province, as the ground was already fertile for production but called for teamwork among civil servants.
She said she is a very flexible person who does not need appointments to perform government duties but warned against late coming and laissez-faire attitude towards work.
She added that she wanted to work with a proactive team with fresh and viable ideas that will enhance the development of the province.
Mrs Mutale becomes the 5th Permanent Secretary for Central Province since the Patriotic Front, PF, took over government in September, 2011.