Kampyongo
HOME Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has directed civil servants in the country to remain disciplined as they execute their daily duties.

Mr Kampyongo disclosed that Government was aware that the civil service was gripped with indiscipline.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on acting Livingstone District Commissioner (DC) Harriet Kawina at her office on Saturday, Mr Kampyongo stated that civil servants were obliged to observe the ethics that governed the public service.

The minister, who was flanked with Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya, appealed to Ms Kawina to ensure that there was discipline among the people that she supervised.

“I want to appeal to you madam acting DC to ensure that there is discipline among the people that you supervise in this case the civil servants and all the department s that are falling under you.

“We have always stated that public servants must observe the ethics that govern public service because the code of conduct is very clear on how civil servants should conduct themselves, ”Mr Kampyongo said.

He said it had come to the attention Government that some civil servants had opted to be politicians and civil servants at the same time.

“It has come to our attention that some of your civil servants have opted to be civil servants and politicians at the same time but that will not be tolerated and must make that very clear If you want to participate in politics, the guidance is very clear, you leave the civil service and join us in politics but if you want to have it both then certainly we shall help you exit the civil service.

“We have warned people even before we went to the general elections that those that had gone off line needed to be in line but some didn’t listen and so we need to take stock of who is doing what and those that are not going to be in line, let us know so that we help them get out and join us in the political field,” he said.

He called on Ms Kawina to continue providing leadership so that the civil service in Livingstone can grow.

“It is very important that as you are sitting in as acting DC, you are equally responsible to oversee all the departments. You need to get on top of things and make sure that people are brought in line.

“Continue providing the leadership that is needed here even as we wait for the new District Commissioner to be appointed and everyone has an obligation and responsibility to support you and anyone who doesn’t support you, you have the powers to recommend for disciplinary measures to be taken against them,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Ms Kawina assured the minister that the political situation in Livingstone was calm and that all political parties were working in harmony.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. You employed pf cadres as civil servants. Now they demand their salary you want to cry ati nyo nyo. To hell

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    • This twitty has no brain the PF DCs are Cadres and you say you want to remove politics from civil service,start with yourself by behaving in a manner befitting the office given to you we have seen a rise in police thuggery since you were appointed home affairs minister,not surprising after your escapades in shiwa trying to deny landing rights to your political competitors.By the way these incidences were only reported in your constituency confirming your good understanding of democracy,if in 1964 Zambia was ruled by shameless dull chaps like your lot we would be like Somalia today,if you don’t adjust your way of politics we shall soon get there.

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  2. All of us are political in one way or the other way. If it were not so, civil servants could have been exempted from voting. But they are allowed to vote and that makes them political somehow. Politicians’ decisions affect everybody and so everybody should have a say. What I believe is that whether a civil servant supports a ruling party or not at the end of the day they have to implement decisions made by politicians of the ruling party.

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  3. haha the minister doesnt have a clue he is also a civil servant,with such blunt minds leading the country we are surely doomed,pf government thrives on threats and intimidation.

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  4. I am sure when this man talks about political civil servants he means those supporting opposition parties. To him being PF is not being political.

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  5. @ caleb
    Not an excuse to fire Tongas ! The truth is Southern province has more water melons in the name of civil servants pretending to be loyal to Lungu but what they do in secrecy is amazing.The earlier they are pruned the better.

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  6. Honourable Kampyongo do not even waste time.Find out from District commissioners who are close to the community and you will have a clear picture of the situation of who is who.Do not find out from the provincial because that is where you have a lot including big fishes.

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  7. He is out of his depth. That is all I can say on this one. There are wafflers and there are kids getting to the deep end without buoys… watch the space.

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  8. IN A SOCIETY WHERE PEOPLE ARE MORALLY UPRIGHT HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS, KAPYONGO WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS A MINISTER. NOT AFTER WHAT HE DID TO OUR MOTHERS (MAUREEN & NALUMANGO) IN SHIWANG’ANDU. AS THOUGH THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH, THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN, HE DECLARED SHIWANG’ANDU AS A NO GO ZONE AREA FOR OTHERS. IF YOU DECLARED SHIWANG’ANDU A NO GO AREA FOR OTHERS, WHAT ARE U DOING IN LUSAKA? LUSAKA ISN’T SHIWANG’ANDU. WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER MR. KAMPYONGO & ZAMBIA BELONGS TO ALL OF US. STOP HARASSING OTHERS FOR NOTHING

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  9. PF should not continue to bury their head in the sand, they do not have the monopoly of intelligence. The economic woes the nation is experiencing is proof of this fact. A nation that can not entertain opposing thought does so at its own peril because it is narrow minded and does not grow and does not benefit from the endowment of cross – pollination of intellectual politic of a nation. It is retrogressive and inward looking. Good governance is about tolerance, open mindedness and respect of the sanctity of the freedom of expression.

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  10. PLEASE BAMWAICE KAMPYONPYONGO DONT MAKE NOISE. YOU CAN NOT SILENCE CIVIL SERVANTS TO BE PF CADRES. NO MAN IS AN ISLAND. BY ALLOWING CIVIL SERVANTS TO VOTE EVEN THE CHIEFS YOU HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO BE POLITICAL MINDED. WHO TOLD YOU THAT CIVIL SERVANTS ARE NOT POLITICAL THINKERS. UBO BUKOPO AND EMPTY VESSELS MAKE MOST NOISE. WO,WO,WO KAMPYONONO ATENA

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  11. Emmanuel Mwamba in SA and Anthony Mukwita in Sweden are dining with you politically but you choose to ignore and now trying to go after junior most people because they cannot fight back.
    Just Eat baba

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  12. @ JAY JAY;
    Spot on. when I read the title, I immediately thought of Emmanel Mwamba who campaigned visibly and was not disciplined. Which law will he apply to discipline civil servants when even the President does not respect the Law?
    Mwaiche Wandi Kapyongo ikala fye ngataukwete ifya kulanda.
    Comrade Jay-Jay, spot on.

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  13. Rolling on the floor with laughter! It’s not a one Party State! Your DCs are cadres! How can they be neutral? Over excitement will land you in trouble Steve.

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  14. Kampyongo dont increase agitation and witch hunting because is a recipe for anarchy.This is the first time it has become more pronounced to sort out all who are perceived to be supporting the opposition which even Sat despite being called the KING COBRA never encouraged.We are not going to eat threats, we need food on the table. Stop yapping and get down to work!

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