We have continued receiving disturbing reports of civil servants and public sector workers from quasi-government institutions being arbitrarily dismissed, transferred and intimidated purely on suspicion of sympathising with the opposition.
The main casualties are those in the security wings, such as police officers that try to be professional in the discharge of their duties.
This is a total violation of the resolutions of the recently held political parties Indaba organised by the church mother bodies that called for an end to such acts.
It is also a violation of the people’s civil liberties and counter to the principles of running a professional civil service.
As UPND, we want to reassure all those who have faced such illegal acts that we shall restore them to their positions and pay their salaries and allowances, hence they must just consider themselves as being on holiday for now.
We also fully commit ourselves to running a professional civil service that will be depoliticized, well remunerated, and paid on time once we are voted into office on 11 August 2016.
All this is necessary for the skilled, diligent and hardworking civil service we need if we are going to advance and implement our 10 Point Plan to fix Zambia.