Northern Province Permanent Secretary Royd Chakaba has warned government workers in the region to desist from engaging in active politics ahead of the August 12 general elections.
Speaking when he addressed civil servants in Mpulungu District, Mr. Chakaba said his office will not hesitate to take action against any erring officer.
He challenged those with political ambitions to resign from the civil service and join politics.
“I have come at a critical time, we are in any election year. I wouldn’t wish a civil servant being cited for partisan politics because once we receive a report, we will deal with that person” warned Mr. Chakaba
Mr. Chakaba said it would be unfortunate for public service workers to be cited for taking part in partisan politics hence the need for them to refrain.
He noted that civil servants have an obligation to support and implement policies of the government of the day.
And Mpulungu District Commissioner Dennis Sikazwe said the district administration will remain focused on ensuring that government programmes are implemented by the responsible departments accordingly.
Mr. Sikazwe added that his office will continue to engage with the Provincial Administration for guidance on various issues.
“With your vision and guidance sir, we believe that Mpulungu and the rest of the province will continue to develop. We are ready to execute government functions and programmes as expected,” Said Mr Sikazwe.