Luapula Permanent Secretary Buleti Nsemukila has conveyed a Cabinet directive that Officers who are staying in different districts away from their duty stations should move to their areas of duty within 30 days or be retired in public interest.
Dr. Nsemukila said the directive came from the President because he is concerned about officers staying in different districts away from their duty stations which has resulted in low service delivery to the people which they were employed to serve.
He said this when Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga and his entourage paid a courtesy call on him in Mansa.
Dr. Nsemukila said there are Officers who are staying in Samfya who are employed for Lunga District as their duty station and have not been providing the services effectively to the people of Lunga because they are domiciled in Samfya.
The Permanent Secretary said some officers were employed for Chipili but live in Mansa while others are employed for Milenge but live in Samfya or Mansa which results in loss of service delivery for the people they are paid to serve.
Dr. Nsemukila is categorical that anyone who will not heed the Presidential directive will be retired in public interest and will not get any benefits.
And General Education Minister Dennis Wanchinga said agreed with the Luapula PS that “officers must heed the directive.”