Friday, February 23, 2024

Expecting All Senior Civil Servants To Be Fired, All Because Govt Changed, Is Insane-Ndoy

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Former Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) youth Prince Ndoyi has defended the extension of Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda’s contract saying not all positions of governance should be politicized.

Ndoyi who was an ardent critic of President Hakainde Hichilema during his days in opposition said the issue of bringing politics towards everything is not only dangerous but retrogressive.

He observed that the witch hunt which some UPND supporters have started against some senior top civil servants is what unfortunately messed up Dr. Denny Kalyalya who Immediately after getting rid of him by the PF government for what was perceived as purely politics and issues of loyalty, inspite of his performance, earned him a top job out of the country at African Development Bank.

He said parties and especially leaders should avoid victimizing one another on cheap stories.

He called on the UPND government to take a leaf from What happened, when MMD lost power as PF returned most people in key positions and others were simply redeployed to other equally important portifolios to avoid victimization.

Ndoyi said Kingsley Chanda was a performer who has proven his worth at ZRA and is recognized in the region as one of the top Officer of Customs in the region as demonstrated by him being hired as a consultant in Malawi and Mozambique.

“Just a bit about Kingsley Chanda, give it to him he is a performer. And what reason will HH give for getting rid of a performer. Governance is about achieving results. If people want to use hatred and jealous, they will miss the script, what’s the point of having loyalists who can’t deliver.

“Mr Chanda, as CG is currently a consultant in the region in Malawi and Mozambique. He is the one with other commissioners whose established the system they are using in Malawi. He has grown the tax base in Zambia, even the structure of ZRA has grown. He is an ambitious and bold Zambian who can make unpopular decisions in improving the tax revenues.

“Remember, the saga of Criticles Mwansa who was Commissioner General before Berlin Msiska, he was victimised on many fronts for issues without substance. Not until the regime then got rid of him, then what followed, his track record as a tax man made him get noticed at the EU to serve as a consultant on tax. This man died as a consultant in Sierra Leone on tax issues, a talented and dedicated Zambian sacrificed on the altar of cheap politics.

“Let’s encourage our very own Zambians, to aspire so long as they are doing the right thing, governments come and go, slogans come and go. But the legacy of every administration weak as it maybe highly depends on how motivated and respected the civil service is. Never demoralize the civil service, never let it slip off, they read between the lines, messages and sentiments are very condescending,” he said.

He adds that President Hichilema promised to run a government based merit hence firing Mr. Chanda would raise eye brows as his performance indicates that he should be maintained.

“I am afraid here that we are possibly now looking at names and thier sir names and this am afraid is what HH is up against, and if you follow every presser by HH, he keeps repeating the phrase that “never shall we look at your sir names,” because on the trajectory people are pushing him, it will end up like an avalanche that the UPND government will fail to contend.

“ZRA has one the best tax human resource in the region so far, citing examples commissioner customs headed by Sidney Chibbabuka, Domestic Taxes headed by Moses Shuko etc let’s not frustrate these. And am told, the Congolese government is patiently waiting on the sidelines to poach from our tax man human resource.

“That’s why zambians who are highly qualified, never entertain ideas of coming back to work back home, because they are afraid of being scandalized by cadres. Once a cadre is paid, the civil servants lay victim,” he said.

19 COMMENTS

  1. It is a disgusting govt to be a part of. As an experienced former senior civil servant I wouldn’t want to work with such a govt of under 5s who are bent on seeking revenge

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  2. If you thought my father Edgar lungu was a dictator then wait and see what hakainde hitler (hh) is like. You will wish you were never born. We worked with this man and know what he can do

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  3. stop your foolishness here , not that all those are being fired or changed totally deserve that without mentioning names
    and people should learn to be professional not like the so called German and Ethiopian Diplomats where just PF cadres even when
    they where supposed be diplomats .

    Including the Saudi guys totally failed , hence these guys should go , this youngman also told him earlier to be futuristic

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  4. WELL WRITTEN, WELL SAID. THE ZAMBIA REVENUE AUTHORITY IS SO FAR ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMING REVENUE COLLECTING AUTHORITIES AND I DO NOT NEED TO EMPHASIZE THAT, YOU HAVE AMPLY WRITTEN IT. IT WILL BE A VERY BAD DECISION IF HH DECIDED TO LISTEN TO THE SENSELESS CADRES CALLING FOR HIS DISMISSAL. IT IS A BLESSING TO THIS NATION TO HAVE PEOPLE LIKE KC AROUND, TRYING HIS BEST TO IMPROVE ZRA’S PERFORMANCE. HIS NAME SHALL FOREVER REMAIN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS OF THIS COUNTRY.

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  5. We cant be listening to Ndoyi please, HH can you please fire all the chaps in government who were appointed by the PF, You cant have the appointing authority fired by the Zambian people and their structures remain standing. Zambia is not short of man power, there is nobody who is indispensable. Please relieve them without delay, As Zambians we have never ever appointed chaps like Ndoyi to be our spokesperson, if we allow such we will be developing another Ntewewe which will be very unfortunate, we will see things like diplomats being verbally attacked again

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  6. No ways, let them go. We need new blood and vibrant, the people to be appointed should be in alignment with the UPND vision and mission. Even the so called competent people should first be assessed and see if they are good learners, and aligned to the vision, competency alone is not enough

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  7. It does not matter how much some performs if he takes away that has been received as tax to PF cadres .Chanda is a PF cadre who used to invade tax sometimes give money to PF which belongs to GRZ. We shall prove he is a thief .

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  8. pf was removed for a reason. The system was and is so corrupt. It was a syndicate to loot from the people of Zambia. Imagine, some people even when they know what they are doing is unlawful, they did not care because they can just call someone to solve there problem corruptly.

  9. Not all civil servants but those that were seen to be partisan must definitely be shown the door including those that were just appointed due to appeasement.

  10. Sometimes I fail to understand why some bloggers are in the habit of dwelling too much on negatives at the expense of positives. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Ndoyi’s advice. He is merely giving honest advice to the new dawn administration not to be swayed by political hotheads to replace even highly performing senior civil servants like the current ZRA boss Chanda whose organisation has been exceeding set targets over the years. In giving this advice he has gone further to give examples of senior civil servants who were sacked simply because they were perceived to be politically aligned to previous governments but ended up being appointed to top positions abroad. Let’s not criticise for the sake of criticising, otherwise UPND will suffer the same fate as PF for listening…

  11. They abaited and participated in the looting of government coffers
    They where planted by Edgar Lungu and his criminal sydicate for that purpose
    PF criminals weakened ACC, DEC and OP so that they get away with their crimes agnaist the people
    THEY MUST GO!!!

  12. Most want people to be removed from their jobs because they want those jobs themselves. Other people are genuine because they may be aware of wrongdoings by the current job holders. It’s tightrope walk.

  13. It is very easy to sway people’s minds when they are so willing to believe ridiculous write-ups! PF fired people enmass when they took over Government. At ZESCO they cleared all six senior managers. It is believed this led to the subsequent poor performance of ZESCO . Am sure there are many examples to prove the case of PF firing of several civil servants and parastatals heads.

    I think the issue here PF and surrogates are showing behaviour of superiority. They do not want their people to be touched. Foolishly UPND has fallen in this trap and there will be tears down the road!

  14. One of the UPND’s signs of insanity is the wholesale recall of all diplomats and accompanying members of staff from missions abroad. These are the deeds of lunatics

  15. LT why do you like moderating my comments. After proceed of moderation nothing has changed! It is more like censorship until story is too old. KZ posts are horrible and they get passed. You are turning into another joke!

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