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President Hakainde Hichilema has Fired Acting Chairperson of the Local Government Service Commission-Gary Nkombo

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President Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect revoked the appointment of Beatrice Mwila Yevuka as acting Chairperson of the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC).

This is barely 24 hours after her appointment was announced. President Hichilema has also removed Ms Yevuka as a member of the LGSC Board with immediate effect.

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo announced this at a press briefing held at Royal Laricio Lodge in Mazabuka, today.

Mr Nkombo explains that the President Hichilema’s decision is line with the Local Government Service Act Number 10 0f 2016, which provides for the removal of the LGSC Chairperson if he or she is unable to discharge duties.

On this score, Mr Nkombo said Ms Yevuka was unable to discharge her duties due to her alleged serious political affiliation to a named political party.

“The revocation of Ms Yevuka’s appointment and removal from the board is due to the partisan nature of her persona,” he said.

Mr. Nkombo further said the position of Local Government Service Commission Chairperson needed a level headed person, and not individuals who were “ politically warm or hot “ as the case allegedly was for Ms Yevuka.

“Since her appointment was announced, we have been receiving files indicating that she is politically active,” Mr Nkombo said.

The minister also clarified that contrary to assertions from various sections of society and social media platforms, he did not appoint Ms Yevuka as LGSC Acting Chairperson.

Ms Yevuka’s appointment was as a result of the position of LGSC Chairperson falling vacant after the removal of Mr Amos Musonda by President Hichilema.

She was then appointed as acting Chairperson of the Commission for administrative convenience pending the substantive appointment of a Chairperson by the Republican President.

She was later appointed the acting Chairperson of the Commission for administrative convenience with effect from September 17, 2021.

Until this appointment, Ms Yevuka was Local Government Service Commission Vice Chairperson.

40 COMMENTS

  1. When you have a president who’s immune to advise. He ends up appointing someone he has no information about and 2hours later fire because he has googled something negative about the appointed.
    Sorry mama you are a victim of indecisiveness.

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  2. Was there no consultation?This is embarrassement for UPND.How was she
    Appointed?All UpND leaders should not bring
    Their friendship in UPND.

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  3. Gary nkombo looking good behind that desk… and man you almost hit me at kafue round about when you were driving that ka funny looking nissan,,, you are such a rookie driver you swerved in my lane without indicating..
    Coming to this lady you did a fantastic job firing her she is pf so put upnd…

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  4. The clueless upnd government. We told you that HH is a risk to this country. I told you that he lacks experience. He has never held a single public office in his entire sorry life so how can you give such an inexperienced under 5 the mandate to run a country. You will regret it

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  5. I was impressed anyway with that ka small suv you were driving,,, speaks alot about the non extravagant route that your government has taken…
    No to big SUVs and V8s unlike the previous regime who were about consumption consumption consumption…

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  6. One of many to be fired………

    When innocent hard working Zambians were being relived of duties ” in national interest ” because of where they came from , we never heard any of the PF rats complaining………

    Now allof a sudden we have the same rats turning into anti tribal warriors…….???

    Unfortunately 90 % of hard core PF caders were from 2 regions ……..

    so expect more clean ups….

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  7. Get rid of all the rotten apples from government and parastatal positions. One but nut in the mouth spoils the 20 health ones! Chapwa!!-Kuyabebele!

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  8. Total cleaning also come into the education system and others left overs they must we don’t want the remnants of the PF lest they pollute us. Our agenda differs from these traitors ours is development and not rooting, ours is unity and not division, zambia will prosper

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  9. Everyone that has served under PF must be re-apply to their respective positions. Each one must undergo a thorough background check before consideration. Most of them are rotten. The rot that was going on is beyond and none of them can be trusted. She is not the only one. Please clean up the whole system. First audit them so all the information comes in.

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  10. “Vengeance and hatefullness won’t take upnd anywhere” ….says the hypocrite troll who was preaching hate towards HH and Tongas all thru pre election period.

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  11. Under PF, the whole dam country was one big crime scene….mukula, smuggling, restricted forest reserves, gold deposits, “disposable new roads”. …

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  12. This is a correct reversal but we should find out who broke the law and appointed a Cadre in the first place otherwise the illegal practice will continue. This is why some of us have been saying leave politics out of the civil and public service. Cadres should not be appointed to these institutions. The president has enough leeway to appoint cabinet but these posts such as permanent secretaries should be left to professionals in the civil and public services. Things need to be corrected once and for all.

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  13. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    Oh dear, this is embarrassing indeed for the UPND rookie government. So they don’t vet these people before appointing them to key govt positions? This looks like appoint first, then do the vetting process later – it should be the other way round. And I don’t like the fact a president can just fire anyone at a whim for alleged suspicion of belonging to the opposition party… I hope proper evidence was there and not just rumours and innuendo. Belonging to a political party shouldn’t disqualify you from holding a government position.

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  14. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    By the way we have so many useless agencies, commissions and what not. How do all these boards, ministries get aligned and coordinated to ensure they all pull in the same direction? What’s this commission doing different from the permanent secretary office and the ministry and the local councils? Is this all part of creating employment for the many jobless people?

  15. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    @Tikki, the UK based troll never went anywhere because he’s not anywhere connected to PF… just some delusional non-entity who satisfies his sorry insecure ego while typing from a UK basement. He started writing under different aliases when we found a video of the real Kaizar Zulu in terrible destitute despair; and whe a few of us started asking for his whereabouts. He thought we missed him. The same troll also used to post under Mushota. Just ignore him as he’s a wannabe troll.

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  16. It’s not possible to find neutral people. You can remove PF inclined individuals only to replace them with Upnd inclined individuals. It’s a fact of life.

  17. @Kaizer Zulu
    Supporting everything the party you support [ UPND for me, in this case]. Objectivity demands I admit more though vetting should have been conducted before the appointment.
    However, it is also not sensible to oppose everything a party does – this statement is not based on your stance on this particular issue but your comments al large.
    Responding directly,
    1. Ofcourse HH did not come with experience- even Lungu had mo experience when he begun.

    2. Look at where the experienced ” over 5″ brought the country!!

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  18. Please clean up ZRA from the CG to his cronnies even some station managers awe its terrible what these people have done to this great institution

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  19. In a lodge having zigololo with other people’s wives…………… those who refuse you fire them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You want to hummer her she said no……………then you reverse the appointment which the President just assert with his signature….. Gary power is good. Be careful your actions may lead to count down from 2026!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. The purge begins! Anyone with a wrong sounding name, will be deemed PF affiliate! Regrettable. Not everyone in employment during PF rule supported them. Most people, even those directly involved with PF, were in despair; it’s the reason the tide shifted and UPND was elected. So, careful your actions are not seen as vengeful dismisals – things will backfire!

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  21. @mathew
    IM Glad you share the same view as I thought I was alone on this one
    ZRA IS ONE HELL OF A MESS SINCE GOING TO THEIR NEW WEB PORTAL
    DESIGNED BY KITWE UNI ??

  22. I just wonder weather firing people from their jobs is indeed job creation they promised Zambians , what I do know those jobs are all Zambian jobs to which every capable Zambian has qualified for.
    Please Mr President don’t make more mistakes you are the president of every Zambian including us in diaspora, as we are equally Zambians like any other Zambian in Zambia.
    Very soon we shall be coming back home though we have spent so many years away from home but we are coming back to claim what belongs to us.

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