Protesting nurses at Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH)
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Acting Ndola District Commissioner Taphen Mulongo has warned of stern action against any nurses employed by government working in private clinics.

Speaking when he met officials from Ndola District Medical office Mr Mulongo said his office has information that some nurses are employed by two institutions, the Ministry of Health and some private institutions.

He described the action as a criminal offence which should not be allowed especially that the public has been complaining about poor services delivery in government institutions.

” We have discovered a case where some medical personnel in Ndola under the ministry of health have been employed by two institutions. They are employed by government and Mary Begg Community clinic and they are drawing salaries from government and this clinic. This is criminal and should not be allowed.

” This is not the only institution that is involved. We wish to state that we will not allow this as government. We have take measure to deal with the situation. Let me even warn some personal that are drawing two salaries. According to Mary Begg, the nurses in question had applied stating that they had resigned from government,” he said

He added ” So serious punitive measures will be taken. We can’t allow this. It is very criminal and the law will visit them.”

But some nurses talked to said they have been forced to do what they are doing because of the biting economy.

“No one can be happy to be working long hours. We are doing this because we want to make some extra money so that we can manage to send our children to decent schools. We all know how expensive life has become so instead of blaming us government should be thinking of how to improve our conditions of service so that we can also enjoy our time,” said one the nurses who did not want to named for fear of victimization.

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  1. Culture is the DNA of societies. The wrong one produces handicapped societies. The right one produces responsive societies. What I mean to say is that Mutati is an advocate of a culture that never accepts the mandate that Nevers Mumba genuinely won the MMD Presidency. Look Mr Mutati, let HH fight his own battles, stop being a front of HH. Between 2001 – 2008 Bembas and easterners were persecuted by President Mwanawasa while you Mr Mutati looked the other way. In that period when northerners/ easterners were being persecuted Nevers refused to be part of the bitter clique. We know for example that Mutati and HH are secretly working on a task force on corruption to purely target Bemba and Eastern businessmen. Mutati make no mistake, we know that tribalism is on the ballot paper this time.

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    • SORRY AM I THE ONLY ONE MISSING THE POINT, IF A NURSE IS ON NIGHT OFF DUTY WANTS TO USE HER TIME TO MAKE UP ENDS MEET BY TAKING A FEW PRIVATE JOBS WITHOUT USING GRZ TIME HOW DOES THIS CAUSE DIARRHOEA TO THIS PF CADER MULONGO.

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    • @UPND FOR SOUTHERN PROVINCE:
      Calm down sir. Your comment has nothing to do with the article above. Lets be cautious on this TRIBALISM politics. In Rwanda close to a Million innocent Tustsi’s and Hutus died becuase of tribalism politics. I expect educated people like you sir, to discuss serious economic challenges and solutions not sinking low to discuss TRIBALISM. Its clear you hate UPND to the bone, its your personnal choice sir but we can not develop the country based on tribal politics!

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    • @UPND FOR SOUTHERN PROVINCE:
      Calm down sir. Your comment has nothing to do with the article above. Lets be cautious on this TRIBALISM politics. In Rwanda close to a Million innocent Tsutsi’s and Hutus died becuase of tribalism politics. I expect educated people like you sir, to discuss serious economic challenges and solutions not sinking low to discuss TRIBALISM. Its clear you hate UPND to the bone, its your personnal choice sir but we can not develop the country based on tribal politics!

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  2. %YES I REMEMBER, BEMBAS AND EATERNERS WERE FLUSHED OUT OF MOST GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS DURING MWANAWASA TIME. THAT CAMPAIGN IS STILL ON ONCE PF LOSES THE ELECTIONS IN AUGUST 2016. FELIX MUTATI IS VERY SELFISH, HE WAS PART OF THE MWANAWASA GOVERNMENT AND DID NOTHING TO HELP THE PEOPLE WHO WERE BEING PERSECUTED. MUTATI SHOULD GO WHERE HE BELONGS BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT HIM.
    THAT IS THE REASON HH SHOULD NOT BE VOTED IN AUGUST, THESE GUYS ARE VERY BAD BECAUSE THE ANTI-EATERN/BEMBA CAMPAIGN WILL BE STARTED AGAIN BY THESE TRIBALISTS F00LS.

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  3. PF has classic leaders. Chances are high that the nurse in question is perceived to be opposing govt or belongs to opposition. Mr district commissioner, just relax and enjoy acting. You will not be appointed through disadvantaging civil servants. Go to UTH or Ndola Central Hospital at 11 00hrs and try to local the consultants, you will find non, then go to the private institutions. Do you think those health workers are moonlighting for free? Please leave that nurse alone.

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  4. give civil servants a break. after all most nurses work shifts and go to do pvt jobs in their free time. there is no law in zambia which says one cannot moonlight.

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  5. There’s no problem working for private hospital as long you are not using government time.
    In developed countries people even have 3 jobs to make ends meets. Better to have someone with many jobs than a civil servants who steal to make ends meet

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    • From which sector will PF win the hearts of people, nurses are attacked , doctors and teachers are attacked, ordinary citizens are attacked. In short they are on self destruction.

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  6. Moonlighting is global. . Anywhere in the world anyone is free to do some part time jobs during his/her free time .

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    • Ever heard of leadership code? Two jobs were not allowed under the leadership code during KK’s reign of terror. The presence of the Office of the President personnel was pervasive. I was taken to task when I was in Itezhitezhi when my wife managed to buy some flour and started baking and selling buns to take advantage of the bread shortage which was rampant. Bwana DC let us not go back to that era. We suffered enough.

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  7. Mr DC, there is nothing wrong to take up private Jobs. Go to the UK and see how this is done. Leave the nurses alone and work to improve the economy period.

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  8. The problem is with these USELESS Maggots WHO cant READ like this DC!! What is illegal with having jobs? Has he seen it anywhere either in the OLD or CURRENT CONSTITUTION stating thatit is illegal? Bastards like Mulongo need to have a life! Leave the Nurses alone, let them work. Nobody wants or values you except your PF!! Arsewhore!!

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  9. BA DC PLEASE, BE ON TOP OF THINGS BY EXHIBITING COMMON CIVIL MANNERS. WHAT IS WRONG FOR ONE TO GO DO GARDENING AT THEIR OWN TIME? WHAT IS WRONG FOR YOU A DC TO GO AND WORK AT YOUR FARM WHEN YOU ARE OFF? AS A SENIOR MAN IN ADMINISTRATION, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY FAIR DEAL IF YOU SAW THE WISEDOM IN THIS NURSE. IF YOU ARE JEALOUS OF HER TIME, CAN YOU BUY HER DAYS AND PAY HER. SHE WANTS TO PUT TO FULL USE HER EDUCATION WHILE IT IS STILL AT FULL THROTTLE. TO ME, THIS NURSE IS INDUSTRIOUS AND MUST BE PRAISED COZ INSTEAD OF HER ROLLING IN BED OR DRINKING SHE STILL GOES TO SERVE LIVE! BA DC, BE ON TOP OF THINGS. IT IS THIS KIND OF THINKING THAT DESTROYED PRIVATE TUITION IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION WHICH HAS NOW HEAVILY COSTED US.

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  10. ..nothing wrong if they work outside their normal govt hours…nurses are better off…doctors even own private clinics while holding on to govt posts

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  11. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONDEMN THE HARD WORKING NURSES MR DC, YOU ARE VERY WRONG .THE SO CALLED DC IS UNDERMINING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY. WHETHER YOU ARE A DC OF PS, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO RULE THE NURSES WHEN THEY ARE NOT ON DUTY!!!! SO GET A LIFE AND APOLOGIZE TO THE NURSES YOU ARE AMBUSHING!!!!!!!

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  12. So what’s wrong with someone working for the government and a private clinic to make ends meet? This DC needs to work up from mediocrity thinking!!

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  13. These foolish cadres,with limited education. In developed countries nurses can in a government hospital and they can have as many private jobs as they want, as long as they have energy to work.
    FOOLISH DC and cadre.

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  14. No problem doing double jobs, BUT TELLING LIES TO GET THE JOB is another thing. I don’t have a problem with nurses seeking ways to better their lives but BUT WHY LIE THAT THEY HAD RESIGNED?

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  15. Iwe DC you are lacking brains. Those nurses do that in their spare time. What is wrong for someone to do a PJ when is off duty. Your Government is paying them peanuts and what are you going to do if you stop them doing private Jobs. Get back to your senses!!!

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  16. The criminal is you Mr DC who doubles up as a civil servant and a PF cadre. How the nurse uses her free time is her business – I would do the same in her shoes!

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  17. Leave the innocent nurses alone. Are you so dull that you do not know what is happening in the world. As long as somebody is fit to work 24 hours, let that person work as he/or she is not stealing company time. You government workers get a lot of money by just sitting in office and stealing money and somebody want to better his life by working elsewhere and you come in stupidly to say they should stop. you *****s, we are tired of your intimidation. the police as well

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  18. 1. DC as an appointed civil servant (Party cadre and mouth piece) what role has he concerning the livilyhood of other civil servants by profession? How does he understand the labour laws regulating other civil servants? Could this PF mouth piece indicate what law these creative nurses are breaking? Has he become part of the judiciary or the prosecuting team concerning the creativity of hardworking nurses? DC kwatako nensoni; your job has been given you on a silver plate out of the tax the nurses and other qualified personnels contribute towards feeding you! GET A LIFE!

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  19. When Late MCS was Health Minister under FTJ’s MMD, he encouraged nurses to earn more income by engaging in private works when they are off government duty. It seems the Ndola Acting DC belongs to the UNIP era where the leadership code effectively barred political leaders and most civil servants from engaging in other income generating activities other than their government salaries. Now can the DC answer if he thinks that nurses are adequately paid by government to live comfortably during the current economic turmoil?

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  20. Nurses should be free to do what they want to do during their free time. You don’t own them, you just pay them to work 6 hours a day, what they do with their rest of the hours is not your business. Lecturers at UNZA teach at private universities during work hours. Doctors and clinical officers work at private hospitals/clinics. The nurses are much better because they dedicate their work hours to GRZ. You are just acting so get a life Mr DC.

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