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Nombo calls for a positive work attitude among civic leaders


The government has called for a positive work attitude among civic leaders to help Local Authorities improve service delivery to the people on behalf of the Central Government.

Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Gary Nkombo says he expects all Civic leaders to be professional in executing their duties, and refrain from creating a hostile work environment to other Council officers.

Mr. Nkombo says his Ministry will not entertain any Civic leader who will undermine professional advice offered by technocrats in their areas of operation.

Responding to questions during an orientation workshop for Councilors and Council officers in Kitwe recently, Mr. Nkombo said he expects harmony between Civic leaders and Council officers to warrant smooth service delivery to communities.

The Minister stated that a Local Authority is an Institution where Civic leaders and other appointed officials should work together and maintain cordial relations at all times.

He said the Ministry will keep track of the performance of all Local Authorities through regular monitoring and evaluation activities.

The orientation workshop was aimed at equipping the Civic leaders and Council officers with knowledge and skills, and bring the required mind transformation to enable them work with confidence to provide quality services to communities.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZNBC by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Public Relations Officer Chila Namaiko.


  1. With PF bad culture still embedded how can councils possible work
    and with the calibre of councilors its a non starter ….
    they only there for a sitting allowance plots and a descent lunch
    councilors should be chosen from the business community who will work for the town gratis
    presently councilors work for what they can get out of the council

  2. I am giving minister Garry and Tayali november only, if I see no maturity, you be out. Ask Kabimba, Sinkamba etc what am made of.
    Garry’s behavior is not far from PF’s. Why that orange juice, can’t you just drink water in a glass?
    And is true that Garry was making videos with daughter/s? What will his daughter say 10 years from now?

  3. Not Nombo but Nkombo.It will take
    Time to change PF culture.Slowly
    They will adapt to the new dawn
    Culture with better pay and incentives.

  4. I am certain this orientation of our civic leaders and technocrats will bear fruit because in the past there great suspicion between the two I remember one of my friend now Hon MP, when he served as treasurer at Chipata Municipal then he was in trouble over a fridge he bought from own resources and was accused of misapplication of council resources until got transferred to Kitwe City Council. With the increased amount of CDF, there is need to conduct some seminars to for stake holders at constituency levels on the procedures on the application funds because past history has shown how officials used to fight over K1.6million with K25.7Million we should expect some council and councilors officials going jail.

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