Government through the Public Service Management Division will today sack suspended Resident Doctors Association of Zambia President Dr. Brian Sampa from employment.
PSMD Permanent Secretary Boniface Chimbwali revealed today that Dr Sampa will be given the letter terminating his employment with the public service today.
Mr Chimbwali said Dr Sampa is being sacked for abandoning his work station at Chitokoloki Mission Hospital in Zambezi District for more than 10 days which is against the public service regulations.
He was speaking on a special radio programme on Hot FM alongside Health Permanent Secretary-Technical Dr Kennedy Malala and Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga.
Mr Chimbwali also stated that the junior doctors who have been on go slow should consider themselves fired if they continue with their action up to the 10th day.
Meanwhile, Doctors have vowed to continue with their go slow until all their grievances are met.
The saga continues, you can’t operate outside the law and at the same time seek redress from the same law
Thank you for following my recommendations to fire this political cadre. Let him come join politics
Of course he can’t go to work, you suspended his HPCZ license! Regardless, no doctor needs to work for the government. It’s only an option, and a bad one at that. The sooner you make that realization the better for everyone.
My advice to Boniface Chimbwali is that you don’t continue to pursue matters that are already settled, that isn’t leadership. You’ll not gain anything by firing Dr Sampa. I wish to remind Chimbwali that the current PF has departed from the spirit of reconciliation as espoused by the King Cobra. To be powerful isn’t to fix somebody, don’t wield power in that manner. No one will respect you. We all know who Boniface Chimbwali is, you’re not a professional civil servant. You’re just a political appointee. The biggest thing that happened to PF was to wrestle power from the MMD, the next biggest thing will be to lose it. As to when that’ll be, it’s up to the people of Zambia. Build bridges while you can. When the PF finally loses power many people will find themselves in very awkward…
Is expulsion the only punishment in the disciplinary code? And the right to be heard?
These grievances were genuine and the government should have at least made commitments by paying part of the balances….this way the Doctors would have seen that the government meant well. Now like this, there is no winner here, and these people are still very young. They can simply migrate to another country that deserves their services more
IT IS A PROBLEM WHEN YOU HAVE BA MWANKOLE IN LEADERSHIP ,
LETS SEE HOW WE MOVE FORWARD PRAY THAT GOVERNMENT CHANGES
ALL SHALL BE WELL .
LONG TIMING LETS SEE WHERE THE DIVIDE AND RULE GOES
GOD MAY YOU SERVE OUR COUNTRY FROM BA MWANKOLE
To antagonise GRZ, court the opposition and disregard the pay master is where things went wrong. In fact, Dr. Sampa is allegedly fired to send a strong signal that politics have there place. Striking doctors have a good cause, but opposition politicians soiled the process.
KZ you are heartless
DONT PANIC ONLY FIRED FOR 2 MONTHS WE THE OPPOSITION WILL REINSTATE THEM
95% of the country is behind the Doctors
the other 5% is for the likes of PF puppets
Is like saying, Kaizer will divorce today
Fired for speaking on behalf of all the doctors who have not been paid amidst covid. He should be reinstated with immediate effect.
Keep dreaming. A bird in a hand is better that two in the bush. How do you tell them to forego the jobs when you won’t even form government after elections?
You only justified my point: politicians have soiled the well intended process. Doctors had valid demands. HH and cadres like Tikki went dirtying it.
Jozef Stalin has risen from the grave. This time round, he has teamed with Dr Mengele. Their is trouble in Transylvania.
He will release that in life you are just alone. He has brought the profession to disrepute. He should have chosen another profession than wasting the seven years of study a position that could have been taken by another altruistic Zambian. One one hand i feel for the youngman.
Those saying am heartless, this guy brought these problems on to himself the moment he decided to accept bribes of money from upnd to spread an agenda of confusion. Let him join politics since that is what he wants
PF has clearly failed, Zambians hope UPND will come and make a difference, otherwise we will kick them out also if they come and lambwaza as well
If this doctor is fired, government and the people of Zambia loose out, it means one doctor out and that automatically reduces the patient doctor ratio in the country. Period
I laugh when government has no answers and just accuses people who are genuinely asking for what is owed to them, that you have been sponsored by the opposition, I don’t know why they sink so low to just accuse people of what does not exist
Remember PF has this tendency of finding a blame on anything, it is ether climate change, drought, covid or indeed the opposition. Even the doctors go slow, to them it is opposition, very cheap and simplistic way of looking at issues
Keep it up good citizens of Zambia. Expose these PF retards. They will understand poverty in August, because you know they haven’t spent the money the stole wisely.
Koma now I believe when Sean Tembo said this is a government of Group Ds!!! Where is due process. Iwe Bornface tekanya. Your bosses will not be there pamene uzavina pelete my friend.
In fact Boniface Chimbwali who is supposed to face the sack. he is making the PF and ECL unpopular. By firing Dr. Brian Sampa how are the technocrates going to solve the problems raised by the resident doctors. The action taken is like fire fighting here and there. Having listened to the appearance of some three PS’s on 5QFM the reasons advanced by the govt officials were not solving problems, no leadership was shown it was all confrontational. The PS’s were behaving like pure political cadres without any grain of trying to resolve the problems. If this is the way they are going to handle public grievicies then we are headed for more firings.
It’s not as if the Doctors suddenly woke up and chose to have a go slow. I regret the effects of this on patients but the biggest neglector of people is the PF government. They are talking of processes now when for a long time they simply refused to acknowledge the grievances or sit down properly to resolve them. The action by the Doctors comes out of a long period of inaction and an ‘I don’t care attitude’ from the regime. The same regime that now wants to potray them as ‘indispilined’ or not having followed ‘procedure’. This regime has had no care for meaningful quality health or education for that matter. Any right thinking person knows that. Resources are just ‘thrown’ at preserving power at any cost.
Some one is seeking equity with soiled hands here
But these guys are not on strike. They are just working to rule.
What a cheap way of resolving the issue and trying to silence doctors. Now I see why the government retirees are not paid because of this kind of nonsense. The government used the retired workers and dumped them without paying them. Fellow doctors should do more to help their fellow doctors from being fired. The doctors are fighting a just cause. What kind of the government that fail to pay government workers and retirees on time. No wonder why most private companies and individuals who employ people do not pay wages and salaries on time, because government is an example.
Samba will be okay. He will join a private clinic or hospital and get three times the money AND he doesn’t have to wait four months for some corrupt PF government official to sign the paycheck!
Quacks! All of them
Of those who seek medical attention abroad can’t care about these doctors
Anyone who rises against the PF
They say he is sponsored by UPND.Doctors are protesting over
Their own problem. So don’t blame
Everything on UPND.
firing somebody is not the way to resolve issues, these guys need help and using dictatorship will only bring more trouble in the country, these guys are educated and they can use their services else where in the world.
Those who question shall be retired in the national interest.
Those who demand to be paid what they are owed shall be retired in the national interest.
Though one wonders when he is accused of abandoning his post. If it was since he was suspended does the government expect suspended people to hang around the office, in suspense? If not then why is it only now that he is being fired? Could it be that he is making noises embarrassing to GRZ?
Our Government is truly a Criminal Enterprise of a Government.They will not pay Doctors what is owed to them ,won’t take on unemployed doctors,.And yet they have withdrawn Billions out of Bank of Zambia,to dish out on the Campaign trail .Throwing Cash money around like Confetti at a wedding.How shameless and disgraceful is that.
And we call ourselves a Christian Nation
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