Friday, June 14, 2024

Civil servants urged to study UPND manifesto


Ndola District Commissioner, Anthony Katongo has urged civil servants to study the United Party for National Development (UPND) manifesto in order to help implement its new policies.

Mr Katongo observed that the President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema has given hope to the Zambian people as indicated in his press briefing on Monday.

ZANIS reports that Mr Katongo said this when he held a media briefing at his office in Ndola today.

“On behalf of the Ndola District administration and indeed on my own behalf, allow me to congratulate the President elect, President Hakainde Hichilema, the running mate Mutale Nalumango and the entire UPND for a resounding victory,” he said.

Mr Katongo also thanked the people of Ndola for the peaceful election period adding that public workers are expected to support and implement the policies of the government as it the role all civil servants in the country.

“Now that we have voted, I want to urge the civil servants to start studying the manifesto of the UPND.

The President elect has emphasized on the rule of law which we should also work with. To the MPs that have won the seats, we want to thank you all for the way you conducted yourself during the election period,” Mr Katongo added.

And Mr Katongo has thanked the Mr Hichilema for giving a directive that markets and bus stations should be free of cadres.

He noted that the current situation in markets and bus stations is bad and needed a new direction by bringing back better operations.


  1. Civil Servants should be freed from politics, therefore, I do not think this is good advise to ask Civil Servants to study party manifesto. I doubt this is what UPND would want to embrace, if they are bringing change.

  2. Never did that happen under pf. Yet hh lied to you that he will ensure no politics in civil service. Next it will be all civil servants to speak t.0.nga

  3. Should they? A political party manifesto is not a government policy document. Civil servants should ignore this one.

  4. Kaizar kawalala iwe, haven’t you realized that the said District Commissioner is actually a sitting PF DC?
    Or you can’t read. The article is just too long for you to read.
    Hichilema hasn’t appointed anyone to any public office yet.
    Lungu is still President until next week Tuesday.

  5. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with reading the ruling party’s manifesto.
    Everything the ruling will do is in its manifesto and people need to know what the party in government will do for them.
    Kaizar ganiza mambala iwe

  6. Not making any sense…HH needs to sit down…he’s already realized that controlling the government isn’t an easy task…it will end in tears…..and next the youth want money tomorrow

  7. Nothing sinister here guys every Party has a manifesto. People study and understand what, if they form government, they hope to deliver for the people. This is service delivery which comes through the different government departments and guess what, they are run by civil servants.
    So study the manifesto it forms the foundation of what government will seek to deliver for Zambia if at any stage they feel we need to understand the people and our manifesto is not in sync they advise meaning a listening government.
    Lets understand process

  8. Party in power makes policy which is communicated via the party mainfesto. The civil sevice implements policy. So it the duty of every policy and planning dept in every ministry to understand the party policy. How else will they implement it? Even without a party in power, goverment must run. At the time of of general elections, every political party manifesto must be scrutinized by the appropriate civil service departments to understand how to implement new policy if needed. It never happened in PF and we saw Ministers taking over the roles of the Permenent Secretaries. It is for this reason that PS is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry and the Minister is the Chairman of the Board. Mr Zulu, please understand governance structures. Asking the civil service to understand the…

  9. elo lwanya! Party or club manifesto is not a government document. UPND MPs should use that leaflet to drive transformative constitutionalism to yield your desired policies, policy alignments and implementation strategies. To achieve this, stop having multiple wives lest you teach Luapula people bad manners.

  10. Polygamy in Zambia is everywhere not just Southern Province. How many wives or concubines did Sata have?
    Polygamy is common amongst all of us men. No need to point fingers. I just gave Sata as an example.
    Kaizar can teach all of us a lesson in this matter kaili ni nyama aziba mushe

  11. All the PF cadres masquerading as civil servants, PS, DC are going. UPND does not attach party to government. How ironical just a few days ago the PF were saying UPND has no manifesto but today they’re urging civil servants to familiarize themselves with the same. Chaps like Chanda Kabwe at DMMU should go like yesterday. He has been very partisan with disaster issues. Where ever pf were campaigning he was in attendance. We want a professional civil service not those appointed on party lines. I guess no body in PF so this defeat coming as they relied on rigging 500,000 votes.

  12. HH you have blood on your hands and you should be ashamed of yourself…you has to sacrifice alot of People and duped the youth and so many Zambians just to get to state house…shame on you…now you telling civil servants to study PF manifesto….are you out of your mind??? Civil servants are non Partisan…HH how long have you been in Politics????? 5 times being rejected and you haven’t learned anything

  13. So the voting was devoid of understanding of the upnd manifesto?
    Didn’t the civil service community gonga itself here?
    That call is from kachasu shabeens.
    I hope this wasn’t like the 1991 blind windborne vote.

  14. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    It is the party manifesto that gets formulated and drafted into government policy. Manifesto is supposed to be a blueprint for govt’s policy and governance framework.
    So yes while it is a party document, govt policy will be derived from this document, so it does make sense to familiarise themselves with it, and perhaps even review and question it before it becomes govt policy.
    It is not the party constitution which is an internal and purely political document.

  15. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    But I think DCs should be abolished as they are political appointees… just revert to Council Secretaries as CEOs at district level.

  16. Civil servants will soon be asked to eat UPND manifesto for Lunch….HH’s head is empty….he should be thankful to the so called Alliance otherwise Zambians should have retired him…but any he is just a one term President

  17. True…next is all Civil servants should learn or speak Tonga….WELCOME TO THE FAKE 1991 MMD REVOLUTION WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE JUST BLAH BLAH BLAH AND SELLING EVERYTHING…and remember this is where HH’s money came from…2026 VOTE HARRY KALABA

  18. Anonymous @12 and 14 and Abena Ng’umbo Luapula Boy @10, HH has not told any civil servant to study the UPND manifesto. The report has been attributed to the Ndola district commissioner Anthony Katongo.

  19. @kaizerZulu, that never happened under pf cos your whole bunch had no idea why you got into government, except to steal.

    That’s not a political manifesto, it’s an agenda on how the president elect and his team want to the civil servants to perform… that’s a hallmark of efficient administrations..

  20. Can we have intellectuals blogging and block people like Kaizar, the guy has not added any value to anything, look at the false hopes he was giving his incompetent out going PF president. This group of Davies Mwila, GBM, Kambwili, Bowman, Chanda Kabwe, Antonio, Kaizar, Amos, Kamyongo and all the other light weights kept misleading the President

  21. Kaizar Zulu are you normal? No wonder you are back in the streets where you belong
    How can you be a priest without studying the Bible?
    Manifesto is a guideline, it’s implemented by civil servants. It is extremely important for each one of them to know it.
    No wonder you were cipantepante because your civil service didn’t know your Manifesto
    It’s most unfortunate for you to think that we will all be directed to speak Tonga, what’s wrong with you tribalists?

  22. Civil servants Umulomo!!! eeh??never change G,R,Z change your mindset. You are now in h
    ot soup, debt swap a thing of the past, you are now called servants not bosses no more shouting at us at clinics and other g,r,z institution!! Don’t for get to ask for your K1500 after sown in no two ways about it coz i head about it that there should be consensus why a promise is promise?

  23. In his campaign messages, HH said in his cabinet there will be no big ministerial vehicles like: Toyota Landcruizer / Prado VX, Pajero etc.
    This is what we expect.Going forward we expect an auction sale for all those big vehicle the PF has left behind including the sale the the Gulf Jet.

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