President Edgar Lungu has emphasised that politics should be left to politicians.
The head of state has since directed the Civil Service Commission and the Teaching Service Commission to promote professionalism in the two sectors.
President Lungu says he is saddened by the conduct of some civil servants who have continued positioning themselves for political positions and working against government.
The President was speaking at State House when he swore in veteran broadcaster Dickson Chasaya as Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission and educationist Stanley Mhango as Chairperson of the Teaching Service Commission.
The Head of State says there is need to bring sanity and professionalism in both professions for the country to develop.President Lungu emphasised that politics should be left to politicians.
And speaking in an interview the newly sworn in Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission Mr. Chasaya said he will use his experience as a former civil servant to instil discipline in the civil service.
Whilst Mr Mhango the newly sworn in Chairperson of the Teaching Service Commissio said he will work with Teacher Unions to sensitise teachers on the importance of adhering to ethics.