Newly appointed Lusaka Province Minister Mulenga Sata has dismissed a statement attributed to him directing Teachers in the province to report for work on Saturdays for preventive duties.
Mr. Sata says he is still in the process of clearing his old desk and yet to conduct a familiarization tour of his new office.
He says he has not met the provincial education officer citing that much as the elements in the statement might be relevant, the statement did not come from him.
Mr. Sata however notes that the cleanness is a national policy and requires all citizens to be involved and not just teachers.
He has wondered why the statement only targeted teachers when all citizens are required to clean their surroundings.