Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka's Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka’s Health facilities

Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo says his continued impromptu visits of critical institutions is meant to offer his office a genuine understanding of the state of service delivery in Lusaka province.

And Hon Lusambo says his tours in the institutions are also a response to, “the calls by our people for us in leadership to be more in touch with the issues affecting them.”

Meanwhile, Hon Lusambo says from his unannounced tour of Chilenje Level 1 and the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH), strategies and mechanisms to address some of the challenges in the health sector will be implemented.

Speaking after the tour of both Chilenje Level 1 and the UTH, Hon Lusambo noted that government has made tremendous investments in the health sector and it was important for Zambians to get the best level of care in the health sector.

“From the onset, these impromptu tours are meant to offer my office a better appreciation of the service delivery landscape… and they are also a response to the calls by our people for us in leadership to be more in touch with the issues affecting our people.

I visited Chilenje Level 1 and the University Teaching Hospitals. The tour offered me an opportunity to interact with the hospital administration, the staff and most importantly, the patients seeking care at these facilities,” said Hon Lusambo.

“What is also important is to realize that our people deserve the best quality of care when visiting our health facilities.”

And a Lusaka resident Derrick Chalusa has expressed concern on the attitude of the Chilenje Level 1 hospital Health Workers. He wonders why it should take the whole day for the hospital staff to attend to a single patient.

“With Chilenje Level 1 hospital, I don’t understand whether it is the issue of man power or that the hospital staff are overwhelmed with work cause when it is morning say 07:00hrs and you have gone to seek medical attention, you will leave that place maybe around 16:00hrs. Something has to be done about the operations of that institutions,” stated Chalusa.

Meanwhile, another Lusaka resident Arthur Phiri has joined calls on the minister to take time and equally inspect the operations at Lusaka’s Ng’ombe Clinic while Mabvuto Joseph Bili, Andre Chosen Kongwa, Mwenda Simpungwe, Debra Mutale, Lawrence Banda among others have applauded Hon Lusambo for his action orientated leadership.

“Please keep it up Honourable, people we appreciating your efforts. Visit Ng’ombe clinic also.

“Wake them up Honourable. This is what we have been looking forward to… Keep it up Sir. We need more of your kind… Uwafitala akaimwena, I love the route you have taken Hon Lusambo,” they have separately written on the minister’s active facebook account.

“Please extend your impromptu visits to the private sector; the Security Companies, manufacturing industries, the Chain Stores, Lebanese Shops and assess the labour conditions. Please visit the private Clinics, architectural companies, parastatals and the Media Institutions.”

Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka's Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka’s Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka's Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka’s Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka's Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka’s Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka's Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka’s Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka's Health facilities
Minister in charge of Lusaka province Hon Bowman Lusambo impromptu visit at Lusaka’s Health facilities
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  1. Why can’t other ministers do the same we have head a lot of stories from solwezi general hospital where some lab in charge move from 1 to 30 either attending workshops or visiting districts is this the way the ministry has designed the post when does he or she do work at the station. The council, education agriculture,lands,police
    These are mostly are opposition cadres who are making cash and frustrating govt efforts or workers doing good works.
    This is also happening in western,southern

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    • Only dull people think running like a busy fooool about barking orders is a sign of hardworking …

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    • Jay Jay you’re are very unhappy today. I think in our situation in Zambia what Lusambo is doing is right. In the developed world structures are there to inspect and save as watchdogs. At home authority is feared and can be used this way. I am not an expert in Management but but I am sure this might be a way of ensuring first-hand check on the lower end of Management command. Chill out man, it’s a weekend.

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    • @Mdanje; why do you call them civil servants when they’re actually EVIL servants? Theses are vultures that feast on the pain of our poor masses

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  2. impromptu visits is a sign of poor management hierarchy or organisation structure…these are only temporary. Who does your job when you are out and about???

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  3. Then whymoving with a bunch of paid reporters and camera crew as well as such a large entourage.Just go there silently and see what is on the ground and come up with systems on how it can improved. Otherwise these are just publicity stunts.

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  4. All that Bowman is doing is exposing that all our systems to not work. Where are all those managers, DC’s, Directors and their deputies, etc. All those people are being paid for nothing! This man is in a management level NOT running around chase policemen and LCC workers! This rot has destroyed Zambia way before even PF came to power. So as much as I am happy that Bowman is trying to portray himself as a man of action, I just want to warn him that he is fighting a whole corrupt culture that has been with us for years….Good luck!

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    • The fooooools are getting paid that’s what they are doing…even IG is now back to snoozing and reading newspapers after last week’s expose’ of his corrupt officer as Bowman’s boss is happy with his job…systems and policies is how civil service operates not busy foools who will not be there tomorrow. The midget FTJ used to do this every month!!

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  5. He will be visiting for years to come , it will just be the same without puting in systems in place to change …..like his corrupt theif lungu will be back for more photo opportunities collecting rubbish come cholera with the rains because nothing is put in place to work….to them photo opportunities is hard work.

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    • The civil servants have time on their hands …they know that these guys are merely passing through like inswa in the rainy season..its policies and systems that need to be implemented.

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  6. For a Zambian work culture, this is necessary, and it should be mandatory for all ministers to inspect levels of service delivery ,of course should have punitive measure for the staff found wanting as result. People must be shaken out of sleep. Punctuality, competency, intergrity and commitment to work must be monitored

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  7. Lusambo deserves a part on the back, only he should not tire out. Expose the decay in our work culture. You are not alone , we will tip you secretly on which companies and institutions to ambush and expose. Br, Kampyongo audit your institution also, police is currently a scum of our society. Honestly you cannot shake a bit?

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  8. It’s better that way than nothing,we will wait the intelligent people when they take office their contributions will be

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