President Edgar Lungu with Government Printer Mr Charles Zimba duringthe tour of Government Printers in Lusaka on wednesday 22-03-2017- Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has directed National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa to immediately implement the performance management system to add impetus to the performance of the public service workers towards economic growth.

President Lungu noted that the performance system would also reduce the unnecessary dismissals of civil servants, among other benefits.

The President also tasked Vice-President Inonge Wina and Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe to set up an inter-ministerial council to coordinate investment inflow into the country.

Mr Mulusa said President Lungu wanted to the performance management system to be effected to monitor the performance of civil servants and expose those with a ‘lazy’ work attitude.

“The President wants this system to be effected as soon as possible to monitor the performance of civil servants. It will also be linked to rewards and sanctions unlike at the moment, it’s difficult to know who is working hard or not,” he said.

Mr Mulusa, who was in the company of his Permanent Secretary Chola Chabala, was speaking to journalists at State House yesterday after presenting a quarterly report on the ministry to Mr Lungu.

He said the ministry was making project appraisals to ensure funding was allocated for the completion of projects, and his ministry would roll out a project to install one milling plant in each of the 10 provinces.

The facilities would be set up in districts with huge maize production in addition to already existing solar powered milling plants by the Zambia Cooperative Federation.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said the facilities would help to reduce the cost of mealie meal production and lead to low cost of the commodity in the market.

Ms Mwanakatwe said President Lungu had tasked Ms Wina and herself to set up an inter-ministerial council to coordinate trade and investment inflows.

She told journalists after presenting her ministry’s report to Mr Lungu that all huge investments would be coordinated through relevant ministries.

Mr Lungu directed Ms Mwanakatwe to ensure Zambians take part in growing the economy and set up economic zones in border posts such as Kasumbalesa in additional to incorporating trade missions abroad to woo investors.

Finance Minister Felix Mutati was directed to come up with more reforms that would increase collection of domestic revenue.

Mr Mutati, who also presented a quarterly report to the President, told journalists that Mr Lungu’s desire was for the country to reduce on external borrowings, but enhance domestic revenue mobilisation.

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53 COMMENTS

  1. Get all Department principals write up Partnership in Performance (PiPs) at the begining of the year. Get them turned in at Cabinent with copy filled in our office. These shouldl be a list of SMART clear cut objectives, Goals and Development plans.

    Mid and at the end of each year, they same must be reviewed. None performers must go. In all my opportunities, PiP have proved priceless.

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    • I mean your office should take in PiPs.

      We have no reason accept this abject poverty as normal. Lets work to prosper our country.

      Best wishes!

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    • Great leadership.

      First, ministers are kept on their toes by reporting every three months.

      Two, each civil servant will have to be closely monitored to ensure it is not just a matter of placing a jacket on the chair or being in the office but producing tangible results.

      This is what Zambia needs.

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    • Edgar is so confused!, you know, when he is drunk he is not this confused,,,, the man is creating things which don’t work, ,,,, solar hammermills are still not working, cheap fuel mixed with mud from Saudi Arabia has yet not arrived,,,,,oh sorry he did one thing right, he ‘made’ a huge beer plant, alcohol is now free in Zambia,,,,the only country in the world with free beer without food,,, what a record!!

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    • President Lungu need support of every realist in moving the country forward. Zambia cannot afford to fall in politics of detraction. The man is on good course. Unfortuately Democracy has its own legion of idealists some ate just clogged with utopia.

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    • sounds good @senior citizen. You can write your ideas and send them to GRZ offices or write articles on it in newspapers

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    • Master class by the president.

      This shows now that he has a great workable vision.

      LT i have submitted an article on US attack on Syria which basically mean a start of war with Russia on Assad’ side.

      Could we publish that.

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • There is only four quarters Lungu by the way . You don’t appear efficient yourself if you keep getting these quarterly reports from your ministers and lose track of how many quarters there is. Dr Chishimba will soon find you corrupt which some of us already have then you’ll start pursuing him like Dr Mmembe. By the way you are not accepted. You are a rigger and nigger for life.

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    • Who are you taking your priceless advice?, even just to get it you have to enlist the entire PF in education.

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    • You mean Performance Appraisals. What is the ” Partnership in Performance”? Please don’t add to the existing confusion!

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    • What about someone who knows only things: travelling, swearing in people and officiating functions? What will be their fate when the appraisal system is in place?

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    • Dear Mr president, kindly also address the issue of corruption among the civil servants.
      Traffic police are the face of corruption. Any country with unruly traffic officers is considered to be economically unstable.
      They are a resistance to the reputation you are trying to create

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    • All talk no work, can he give us a review of the hundred other directives he’s given lately.
      Easy to say when all you do is travel and talk.

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    • If put in place EL will be the first to go because he does nothing apart from organising prayer meetings which yield nothing.

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  2. Bwana Lungu how do you expect to build a system to expose lazy civil servants when being lazy and clueless yourself?

    The leaders are always a reflection of their electorate and if you don’t believe it Lungu then go visit kamwala,Misisi or kalingalinga where 80% of Lusaka residents live.

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  3. I hope some opposition leader is not hoping that it does not work.

    I assure you it will work, and if really you want to see Zambia developed you must be happy.

    Unless you are just looking at what should take you to state house, and if that is the position of your heart you may never get there.

    Am talking about you, opposition leader, particularly you – you same one.

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    • Let’s hope all these ideas are implemented soon @Peace for Zambia. We are 8 months in and so far we are yet to see anything tangible from all the ‘brilliant’ ideas. Mulusa’s ministry has been working on project appraisals since he was appointed and todate there is no result. Time is money as they say and theirs is now 4 years, 4 months away to d-day.

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    • Ba Peace for Zambia, just enjoy living in the diaspora. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

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    • What benefit or sense is there in knowing what you are talking about, when what you are talking about has no value and is misplaced?

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  4. Good morning donkeys? Don’t be late for the Kuomboka. By the way, are the running mate donkey and it’s petition friend also invited guests? If so the Litunga expects them to follow protocol, like rising from their seats to show respect when the President arrives.
    HH will also know who is the President because he will prove that the Litunga specifically invited His Excellent to be his Guest of Honour and not HH. By the way if the Litunga who invites you recognises the Republican President Chagwa Lungu, how possible is it that you accept the invitation? If hh accepted then it defies logic on boycott of parliament. But then do UPNDONKEYS follow logic?

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  5. Just install punch in/out mechanism with IDs and this will expose who comes late or leaves early.

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    • EVEN EXPOSED NOTHING WILL HAPPEN ALL BARK BUT NO BITE. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO KAMBWILI S CASE? DORA SILIYA IS SHIELDED SHE IS BEYOND PERSECUTION SO MANY MINISTERS CORRUPT NOTHING HAPPENS. COPS KILLING PEOPLE IN THE CELLS NO CAN DO SO FOR ME THESE ARE EMPTY WORDS COMING FROM ECL. MUKULA LOGS GOING OUT BUT NOT ONE PERSON NAMED.

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  6. The Terrible ASS back. This time not even applauding H E efforts.
    You are fixated on UPND and HH. Focus on developing Zambia not on creating conflict.

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  7. key performance indicator (KPI) KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity in which it engages. Often success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some levels of operational goal (e.g. zero defects, 10/10 customer satisfaction, etc.), and sometimes success is defined in terms of making progress toward strategic goals.

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  8. You are just a dog! Useless president! You don’t value civil service you are failing to motivate it and you expect expose laziness with poor salaries. Drunkard president

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  9. What about system to expose corrupt senior government officials and indiscipline chaps like Kaiser Zulu?

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  10. There should also be a system to expose lazy presidents in Zambia, who go round the country having campaign rallies but call it “working visit”.

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  11. Not when you are an illegal f00lish lazy president yourself. They are just following your footsteps.

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  12. This approach should start with you followed by a critical evaluation of the quality of your cabinet and Permanent Secretary. Your appointments are questionable let alone your presidency! You have people like Lubinda in the Judiciary, Mwila and Chama in critical governance positions and you talk about about performance? What you going on about?

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  13. Once the Alcohol leaves your system Mr President, you could start with yourself @ Plot 1, then eject chi Kaizer, who should due to your obvious laziness not be on the Government payroll.
    Your P.F, is Putrefied to the Core!!

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  14. Thanks your excellency. And the system to expose lazy politicians? And of course three quarters of politicians are damn lazy

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  15. To brand civil servants as lazy is total foolishness. Civil servants see a lot of corrupt practices by their ministers who enrich themselves by stealing government resources and using them for personal gain. Civil servants are human beings like all of us and they see these dirty corrupt deeds they feel, ‘why should I bother, I get a poor salary and the highly paid are getting richer and richer corruptly on a daily basis’. Lungu knows this, if he doesn’t he must be very dumb and not fit for the job.

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  16. Now we are going to be irritate by Quarterly Reports Talk shows for another five years without any tangible results. By the way Zambia Police’s behavior is a reflection of your character Mr Chagwa.

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  17. there is no lazy civil servant at lower level there is no money for activities you only fund more money at Director level to monitor district staff, I wonder where yo brains are located, instead of buying a utility vehicle 4 operation at district level u priotise yourselvs wit VX’s ending at director level leaving nothing on the ground where things happen.

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  18. Really laughable President Lazy talking of KPI for civil servants…he can not even state this himself via a press conference…what type of issues directives every week.

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  19. KIKIKIKI, funny, LAZY himself to put up a system to catch fellow lazy civil servants. He’ll be the 1st one to be caught.

    Next he’ll set up a system to stop MUKULA timber smuggling when everyone knows he’s the biggest smuggler.

    Then he’ll set up another system to stop Chinese corruption when we all know he’s in the pockets of chinese.

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  20. Whatever, it will be interesting to see which of his friends he identifes as lazy and if he gets rid of any of them. I dout it. He is not a real president, bring on his successor!!!

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  21. Poor reporting. Lungu isn’t speaking it is mulusa who is saying lungu said but you tell us a lie

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  22. I am a very confused now! Performance Evaluation of Civil Servants should be driven by cabinet office and then trickled down to the controlling officers, directors, deputy directors, chiefs, principles, senior down to officer. To entrust Lucky with a task he can barely comprehend is a non-starter. If you want let Lucky coordinate your ministerial reports not performance of civil servants. But hey you are the boss tuchite buti!

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  23. You will be surprised to note that most of the PF cadres in govt will be caught by the proposed system? Pf is nothing but laziness.

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  24. Does it mean civil, servants have all along been working with a monitoring mechanism to monitor their effective delivery services to the nation? This is strange. I am of the view that civil servants have been working under difficult conditions and that is why Zambia is now over 50 years. Yes in any system there are always bad elements and these are easily spotted and routed out. The best way would be to reintroduce refresher course which used to be offered at NIPA and Chalimbana in addition to encourage those with lower qualification to upgrade themselves. I beginning to wonder if these civil servants are appraised annually or the whole system has fallen apart. I think some how and somebody is not passing the right information on the civil servants’ performance to Zambia One.

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  25. talk is cheap… There is a culture that is developing with our leaders that they want to be seem talking as a way of working. In actual sense, what they say , they do not mean it.
    If I may ask ” how has the performance management been designed?” What are the KPI, CPFs, and what model is used to meet the identifiable targets? What are the targets set and their variables, operational terms?
    Surely , I doubt if the President or the Minister knows these issues?
    We shall wait and see how the program shall be implemented

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  26. You have failed to remove corrupt PF ministers and indisciplined PF ministers. Even those whose parliamentary seats have been nullified are still working. Who will refund the monies they have swallowed so far? Your Ministers whom you cheated to overlap have yet to refund the monies they chewed.

    You are just antagonising the civil servants. Once you instill discipline and demonstrate political will to fight corruption responsibly and also operate according to the rule of law and constitutionalism then all will be well. The stumbling block is YOU!

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  27. Who monitors it, public servants, its like putting a vampire in charge of a blood bank.

    We are fortunate that Mushota is a woman, means she can sit on fence easier.

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  28. Instead of traveling alot Mr President utilize that time to analyze the issues at hand. If you can have 50-to 60 hrs full office time in a month.

    Instead of every day traveling, Find time to go through the notes of all the meetings you have attend to within and outside Zambia with a critical mind. Thereafter, you are will be able to catch a grip of your day to weekly objectives. Think which trip was worth or worthless. Mr President, make notes of your own despite having the secretaries around, that helps to do a proper analysis of issues to be developed. Show your juniors the practical meaning of hard work.

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