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Government should first reinstate those fired for Political reasons by the UPND Government- Sinkamba

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Green party President Peter Sinkamba has said that the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) Government should, first of all, reinstate all public service employees who have been fired by President Hakainde Hichilema in the last two months, before a similar gesture can be extended to all those who were fired in a similar manner during the tenure of former ruling parties.

Reacting to a cabinet circular that all former Public Service employees that were retired on political, tribal, or any other unfair grounds and wish to be reinstated in the public service should send their appeals to PMSD for consideration, Mr. Sinkamba said that the move will backfire adding that since taking office, President Hichilema has terminated jobs or retired hundreds of public service employees, including staff in embassies and high commissions.

Below is the full statement

By Peter Sinkamba

UPND GOVERNMENT IS JUST COMPLICATING THINGS FOR ITSELF, BY EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE, THIS ONE INCLUSIVE

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The Secretary to Cabinet has announced that all former Public Service employees that were retired on political, tribal or any other unfair grounds and wish to be reinstated in the public service should send their appeals to PMSD for consideration, will backfire in the face of UPND Government.

Since taking office two months ago, President Bally has terminated jobs or retired hundreds of public service employees. All of them were fired either for political or unfair grounds.

None of them were accorded any hearing. They were fired through TV announcements, and up to now, none have been given reasons why their jobs were terminated.
Clearly, this move by Government is intended to employ UPND members and sympathisers. It is purely a partisan move.

For, if this move were not partisan, the UPND Government should have first of all reinstated all public service employees who have been fired by President Bally in the last two months, and then advise all those who were fired in similar manner during PF, MMD and UNIP to reapply.

Without reinstating those fired under UPND administration, then sadly, it is fair and just to conclude that the whole scheme is nothing but a manipulation and abuse of power by the New Dawn Government for partisan, tribal and regional ends.

By the way, mwebantu, according to Article 266 of the Constitution of Zambia Amendment 2016 “public service ” employee means any person in the “Civil Service, the Teaching Service, Defence Force and National Security Service, the Zambia Correctional Service, the Zambia Police Service, Emoluments Commission, State Audit Commission, Lands Commission, Electoral Commission, Human Rights Commission, Gender Equity and Equality Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission, Drug Enforcement Commission, the Anti-Financial and Economic Crimes Commission, the Police and Public Complaints Commission, and service as a constitutional office holder, service in other offices, as prescribed”.

This includes staff in embassies and high commissions.

24 COMMENTS

  1. I think Bally has got it all wrong and it will backfire on him. If it’s not for tribal and political reasons, Bally must tell us why he dismissed Fredson Yamba, a Bemba and has replaced him with a Tonga. And why the wholesale dismissal of District Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries? And when the matter was taken to Court I thought he was going to slow down. When Mazoka has a false lead Tonga soldiers and policemen celebrated and LPM fired them. ECL fired many soldiers, policemen and intelligence officers that were leaking info to HH, and he’s on record of having claimed that he was controlling these institutions. He has brought back some and rewarded them. What will stop others from doing the same to him? Nipano tuli

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  2. There was a time when getting a job in some parastatal companies you had to belong to a certain tribe. KK tried to end the trend but it continued especially in Zambia Railways, Zambia Airways, ZCCM Centralized Division. Those old enough will be familiar with what I am talking about. Coming to the issue at hand, HH can’t reinstate those people because he has to appease people who supported him.

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  3. #2 The appointment of ministers from”outside” regions is as cosmetic as it’s temporary. Just one wrong step someone will be kicked out and replaced with the “right” person. NAPANO TULI. One DC was dropped because every time he went in the outskirts he would be campaigning for HH especially among farmers. Can you certainly maintain such a person just for the sake of UNITY

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  4. Sinkamba is being childish……….

    Where are hundreds of civil servants
    fired ?????

    Hundreds ?????

    And those civil servants fired where behaving like PF caders than civil servants………its like it was PF paying their wages…………

    Boards of directors dissolved , if you class them civil servants , were presiding over hudge loss making PF cash cows as companies…………

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  5. One man party of Sinkamba has completely no impact and what he says is inconsequential because no such thing will happen, he can get instructions from Kampyongo and yap and yap, UPND is not reinstating anybody, win elections and come and reverse but you neither have the stamina nor the t clout to win any election in Zambia including just having a branch chairman

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  6. Ba Peter some jobs you serve at the presidents pleasure he can hire and fire…the general orders are very clear on political patronage thats what guides hire and fire…all said and done retirement in ‘national’ interest or for offenders in ‘public’ interest…is a no brainer and you can go to court as much as you will… you remain fired and the only recourse is a little money thrown in your direction….the world moves on….we await the abolition of the position of District Commissioners, firing of all ambassadors, PS….directors and parastatal chiefs with many facing the law…..its time to really clean up these institutions…..

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  7. Peter Sinkamba, please READ the constitution of the Patriotic Front. The PF government always appointed party cadres to leading positions in government and State owned enterprises. IT IS JUST A SIMPLE AND PLAIN FACT. So, it is just natural that the UPND government should fire all such cadres who were appointed without evidence of merit. Remember IG Kanganja campaigning for Lungu when Lungu was commissioning police houses at Chongwe! Police chief should be non-partisan. Lungu did not build police houses with his pocket money. Why praise him?

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  8. Mr. Sinkamba Sir,
    I don’t think you have taken time to understand the gravity of the issue of Retirement In National Interest. The PF regime was cruel and tribal to the core. The sordid details of their tribal exploits would shock you big time. Sir, take time and get the iinformation

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  9. The issued statement DOES NOT say ONLY those Retirement In National Interest during “PF Government” should request.
    So if Sinkamba feels one of his relative was fired by UPND based on “Retirement In National Interest”, let them apply and they will be reviewed. Let them follow the outlined process.
    Issue solved.

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  10. Civil servants run the cogs of government – they transcend politics, and because they are the holding fabric of consecutive governments, one needs to be extremely careful the firings don’t stump government functions. To civil servants, I would say, you have a perpetual duty to the people – in future stay away from political affiliations; especially in public! Also, get a binding contract – so that, if a new regime should fire you on a whim without sound reason, take them to the cleaners.

    #plant a tree now!

  11. OK ladies and gentlemen Tribalism is a bad thing. We are one people, we have friends from all over the country, we have inter married and we should love one another. I support the idea of arresting anyone propagating tribal talk in public because it has no place in our society. Lets arrest even those that practice it, like tribal voting etc etc. Why arrest a person that promotes LGBT for example and leave out the one that practices it? ALL NOT GOOD AT ALL FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA!

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  12. Sinkamba paid back money on behalf of some former ministers who illegally were getting salaries when parliament was dissolved so he can also assist those who have been fired by upnd. Sometimes smoking is detrimental to your health.

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  13. Where was sinkamba when lungu and his GRZ were wholesale dismissing civil servants who were not the right tribe or party affiliation ?????

    Thats when hundreds of civil servants were dismissed for belonging to the wrong tribe……..

    Sinkamba was mute , hoping to get a weed farming licence from lungu and PF……..

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  14. OUR COLLEAGUE PETORS SAYIKUMBA IS A ONE MAN SHOW, WE THOUGHT HE WAS TRUELY ALONE BUT WHAT HAPPENED HE WAS A TRUE GREEN DISGUISED AS AN OPPOSITION ELEMENT UNTIL HIS TRUE COLORS WHEN HE PAID FOR STEPHENSON KAPYONGOLO THE AMN THAT WAS ILLEGALLY APID TO MINISTERS IN 2016. WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT IS NOTHING. HH JAS DONE THE RIGHT THING TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO WERE PUBLIC ENEMIES. THE ACTION TAKEN WILL NOT BACKFIRE. WE HAD OUR BROTHERS, SISITERS, CHILDREN FIRED DURING PF REIGN ON ACCOUNT OF NAMES, TRIBE, REGION AND PERCIEVED UPND MEMBERSHIP. OR SIMPLY BEING RELATED TOA PROMINENT UPND OFFICIAL THAT WAS SURE WAY OF BEING SACKED. EVIDENCE IS THERE AND THE LIST IS ENDLESS. SO PETROS DONT TALK FOR THE SAKE OF TALKING.

  15. If you did not condemn PF tribalism, you have NO right to condemn UPND tribalism if it does exist. So far the UPND government is better tribally balanced than PF.

  16. To lose a job just because you come from a particular region was the worst and very depressing, but with the PF gang and its minions like Sinkamba, it was normal and the order of the day. You Pigs, you will burn in hell fire……thunder fire you

  17. Wewe Sinkamba they are just too many.
    Amos Malupenga
    Christopher Mvunga
    Anthony Mukwita
    Josepehine Mapoma
    Kakoma Kanganja
    Charity Katanga
    Mable Mungomba etc etc etc etc etc

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