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Malupenga concerned about high number of Civil Servants involved in Partisan Politics

Rural News Malupenga concerned about high number of Civil Servants involved in Partisan Politics

Edgar Lungu with Amos Malupenga
Edgar Lungu with Amos Malupenga

NORTH-WESTERN permanent secretary Amos Malupenga says he is concerned about the conduct of civil servants in the province who are engaging in partisan politics.

Mr Malupenga said such conduct is unethical and unprofessional, especially as the country prepares for the 2016 general elections.

He told journalists at his office yesterday that civil servants involved in partisan politics are doing so at their own peril.

“As provincial administration, we are aware that a high number of civil servants in this province have become political and let me state here that such conduct is unethical and unprofessional.

“Civil servants must concentrate on implementing policies and programmes which are being introduced by the government of the day,” Mr Malupenga said.
He urged civil servants to leave politics to politicians saying such behaviour, if left unchecked, will affect the delivery of services to the public.

Mr Malupenga said where it is established that some civil servants are engaging in partisan politics, disciplinary action will be taken against the culprits.

“Now sadly, more and more of our civil servants across all sectors have become more of political operatives rather than civil servants, and I want to remind my colleagues in the civil service that the danger of becoming political is that service delivery is hampered,” Mr Malupenga said.

He said government does not want to deprive the civil servants of their rights to choose leaders of their choice through voting but is discouraging them from associating themselves with political parties.

Mr Malupenga said Government delivers development to the people through civil servants, who are the technocrats, and not through politicians.

He said Government is undertaking a number of development projects in North-Western Province which civil servants must closely monitor to ensure they are delivered on time.

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  1. Is it not Malupenga himself that has been seen on the PF campaign trail? Civil servants have families and they care for this country too…they have realized and now know that PF is a danger to Zambia and they will do everything in their power to remove this Failed Project. Edgar Lungu goes down in history ad the worst president Zambia ever had and will have.

    • Iwe malipenga for a start you are political appointee when you should not. How do you expect people not be partisan when they can see clearly that you are favouring and promoting only PF cadres.

      To think that civil servant can not be partisan is just an illusion that all governing parties use for their political expediency .

  2. The number one politician is Malupenga himself and people are not interested in kolava government
    People want to change government because in North western and Zambia in particular PF has done nothing apart from some few roads were they have benefited themselves as Zambia has become the most expensive country to construct a road.
    Thus, Malupenga come September back to the post or daily nation if at call they will need you otherwise bye my friend the whole country people are annoyed with PF.If a civil servant who is on government pay roll is annoyed with the pay master what of the common man on the streets.

  3. Malupenda should stop his cadres District commissioners first as they are civil servants,other wise no intimidation shall ever stop civil servants frm decampaigning yo failed pf govt under chagwa lungu

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