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President Hakainde Hichilema Fires All District Commissioners and Replaces them with new Ones

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President Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect terminated the contracts of all District Commissioners. The President has further appointed new District Commissioners for the districts in the country.

According to a statement released to the media by Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya, all names of the new appointees will be communicated to their designated districts by Cabinet Office, through the Office of the Provincial Permanent Secretaries.

The Head of State has since thanked the outgoing District Commissioners for the service to the Nation and wished them well in their future endeavors.

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema confers Presiding  Bishop,Paul Mususu when the clergy paid courtesy call on him at State House .
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema confers Presiding Bishop,Paul
Mususu when the clergy paid courtesy call on him at State House .

Meanwhile, President Hakainde Hichilema has said that the UPND administration will improve the well-being of the Zambian people.

President Hichilema said that because of this commitment, Zambia is the first country to evacuate its citizens from Ethiopia following civil unrest in that country.

The Head of State made the remarks at State House this afternoon, before holding a closed-door meeting with representatives from three Church mother bodies.

The Church mother bodies included the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), the Council of Churches in Zambia -CCZ- and the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema confers Presiding  Bishop,Paul Mususu after the clergy paid courtesy call on him at State House .
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema confers Presiding Bishop,Paul
Mususu after the clergy paid courtesy call on him at State House .

And President Hichilema praised the Church for its continued role in promoting and maintaining peace in the country over the years.

He said the body of Christ is important not only to religious teachings but to society and overall leadership of the country.

The President observed that the Church has demonstrated relevance over the years including its approach towards the challenges and difficult times the country has experienced in the recent past.

President Hichilema also praised the Church for its attempt to assist in the dialogue process among political party leaders despite not yielding the desired results.

Meanwhile, Representative of the three Church mother bodies, Paul Mususu said the visit to statehouse was an opportunity to the church to reaffirm the support and commitment of the Church to the government.

Bishop Mususu said the church has already praised the new government for the positive things that have so far been done that include media freedom and a sigh of relief in many aspects of life.

51 COMMENTS

  1. Firing professionals won’t bring your promises and lies alive. Just give zambians what you promised them during elections. Some people are saying ati kz they are coming for you. I say let them come if thery are man enough. Come to my house and arrest me if you want to meet your maker early

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  2. Weldone !!
    PF puppets are working against the government and taking instructions from thrir party
    it is well known
    Lusambo comes to mind siding with the sudents for change>> A problem his part started in the first place
    PF officials must be closely monitored

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  3. I thought HH promised would do away with District Administrators.
    District Administrators are just an extension of the Executive and interfere with the work of elected council chairpersons.
    It seems HH is under pressure to reward his party cadres with government jobs.
    The new thugs in town.
    VERY DISAPPOINTED

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    • Clearly you have not been listening to the man. He has always said DCs are an important office and must not be politicised.

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  4. @KZ all DC are PF cadres ad why should they be entertain, their time is up. They were hand picked by ECL, ad he’s gone so them hv to.

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  5. @4: Madam Independent, thanks that you now agree that your god is under pressure to reward his cadres jobs since he can’t allow them get into markets and bus stations.

    Always listen when the wise speaks. Your God will continue firing innocent people until he remains with no one to fire. Are these campaign promises you preached?

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  6. Great job HH!! We need those corridors cleaned out in preparation of huge funds coming into constituencies in those districts.
    Let this meticulous process of change continue until we have a full A-Team to take Zambia to the next level

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  7. Yes, but don’t cry when another regime takes over, & your time to be cleaned out comes!…look we cannot progress at this rate. It’s going the wrong way!

    #plant a tree now!

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  8. Sata was very clear when he created these DC positions they were created as an extension of the ruling party…this position is highly conflicting given that they are handpicked by the President. He should have done away with them and left it to the Provincial PS and his Deputies.

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  9. I thought the clique supporters on LT were condemning HEHH for the delay in filling these positions ?????

    What now ?????

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  10. Mr President. We supported you and we worked hard to usher you in State House. I really think you need to listen for advise and reflect deeply. Please don’t listen to all these people who are giving false reports. Frankly speaking you are walking away from what you are advocating. Don’t tell me that every one of these 116 Commissioners are not capable of staying in the job. This is a sign of dictatorship growing and it may not end well in the end.

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  11. Kikikikiki Garbage out Garbage in…..so what different does it make anyway,,,,,,Chimbwi no plan strikes again…..Malawians are crying and it looks it wont end well with Zambians too ,,,it will end in tears

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  12. Point of correction , Sata did not create these postions. They were created during the MMD era and approved by the parliament. The position of DC was politised by the MMD government. The basic qualification was a Degree in Public Administration and were to be employed through the Public Service Commision as Civil servants. Why is New dawn dovernment going on the same path as their predecessors? The post of DC should have been abolished completely.It is a waste of taxpayers money, Those billioms of kwacha should have been channed to other needy sectors of the economy. I am sure the president wanted to do away with the position of DC but pressure from members for employment opportunities made change his mind,

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  13. HEHH realises that he needs political cover in the districts as the clique are regouping and mobilising with lies on tribal lines…………

    These DCs should help disseminate the direction of the new government among the masses……..

    And yes , this will also help with employment of some UPND loyalists based on capability……..

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  14. Thanks HH for cleaning the PF cobwebs ,their jigger fleas (scientific name -Tunga Penetrans) and left over mafi from Zambia’s compound.Their diarrhea ,tape worms and bloody cough was toxic.

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  15. Instead of supporting HEHH delay in filling those positions and even encouraging the new GRZ to abolish them…….

    The clique and their supporters went on an all out attack , calling the president incompetent for not filling those positions……

    Well, they shot themselves in the foot …….

    The president now will appoint 110 UPND loyalist officers at district level to keep an eye on the sedetions of the people by the clique……

    All paid for by the state…….

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  16. Give a job to Tutwa Ngulube as a district commissioner, he has joined Chilufya’s robbery squad on their $50 million heist plot.

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  17. #8 Tarino Orange… exactly but just like we expected LPM to do away with this office HISTORY HAS REPEATED ITSELF. LPM had promised scrap it or at least employ university graduates but alas he recalled abena Chulumanda, Mutisa etc hardcore MMD cadres.

  18. All CDF supported bursaries etc will be controlled by the DC who in return will only consider Upnd supporters. Known PF supporters will have to wait for five or more years to benefit… Deja Vu.

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  19. #22  Deja Vu
     November 11, 2021 At 7:22 am

    “All CDF supported bursaries etc will be controlled by the DC who in return will only consider Upnd supporters. Known PF supporters will have to wait for five or more years to benefit… Deja Vu…”

     Yep………

    They were screaming incompetence when the positions were not being filled……..

    And spreading lies about a tribal vendetta……….

    Now HEHH has an extra 110 or is is 116 UPND loyalists officers , all paid for by the state , to keep the clique in check………

    Talk about no vision………..

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  20. @20 bululu I totally agree with you. I was also looking forward to the abolishment of this position of DC. It is just a drain on meagre government resources. That job of DC can even be done by District Administrative Officers, Town Clerks and Mayors(by sharing the DCs’ roles)

  21. #23Spaka, don’t tell lies. Your president is free( I will not be rushed..) to either maintain or abolish the DC position. In fact people have only complained about the delay in PS appointment and not about DCs. Accept that he’s to reward his cadres… remember 2026 is just around the corner. One of the DC appointees is a district Upnd official that I know.

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  22. The position of DC should no be seen as one or rewarding cadres but people should look why at the situation why they were created during the FTJ regime. The position is good in the sense that they are part party of govt link with the grassroots and of course people go into power under the disguise of serving the masses but end of the day they are given salaries and other incentives. Those who are condenming the positions of DC’s should first get to know how the govt system works. Its quite complex things look easy at the surface and this is dawning onto HH as well as he has to act his balance. The HH or Bally we knew when he was campaigning is becoming different because he has to bring on board all Zambians regardless of their political and religious belonging. He is now President for…

  23. This man is a liar and will continue cheating to keep himself in that position. HH said he will do away with DCs.Zambians should wake up as soon as possble before we are in trouble.UPND is the 1st govt to borrow 4 billion in 2months in office.PF borrowed 9billion in 10 years. Calculate for yoself.We told you that this man has no interest for the country but for himself and his friends in the name of the tribe.

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  24. @REd Square, another point of correction. D.Cs were created by FTJ in his quest to bolster his chances of getting a 3rd term (remember the likes of Joshua Mutisa). They were initially called District Administrators but when Mwanawasa took power in 2002, he renamed them as District Commissioners and demanded that they should at least possess a degree in Public Administration.

  25. The UPND promised to abolish the position of District Commissioner. Let HH tell Zambians why the UPND government needs this position. Otherwise, the UPND is reneging on its campaign promises.

  26. It’s more of the same.Nothing really changes Pa Zed. Politicians come with rhetoric but same results.
    They are more concerned with political survival and pretty much nothing else.

  27. Who cares with or without a DC, all we need is a better life. I was just thinking loud. Now that tables have turned and HH is the president, can’t he for once invite ECL at state house for reconciliation. He used to say ECL did not engage him but is he also not behaving like him?

  28. He promised to be transparent???? he has selected his preferred DCs but then says they will be announced by whoever????? We hope they have at least a first degree otherwise someone who has just sat his GECs will be on the list despite only getting his basic foundation education a few months ago….

  29. “I will not fire civil servant in the nation interest because those who were firing people in the national interest it was actually in their own interest” HH said . DCs have been fired for political reasons, like Spaka has clearly indicated that they prevent the regrouoing of PF. If I had an opportunity to meet HH, I would advise him to ignore things like corruption fight because in most cases it just destructs a sitting president instead concentrate on job creation and implementing the policies. Only put responsible controlling officers particularly PSs to safeguard the finances. If HH delivers on this he doesn’t need DCs to win elections in 2026 all he needs is to please the Zambians. If Zambians are happy no grouping can remove HH from office but if the sp called grouping…

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  30. The voting majority of Zambians must support all measures meant to curtail the clique and tribal bigots from regouping………..

    Otherwise the vote and aspirations of the youth will be waisted ………

    The appointments of DCs is one such measure…………

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  31. IF THE FIRED DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS WERE PF AS ARRANGED, PF WOULD HAVE WORN IN THOSE DISTRICTS. I AM OF THE VIEW THAT NOT ALL OF THEM SUPPORTED PF DESPITE BEING APPOINTED BY PF. THEIR RELATIVES, SONS AND DAUGHTERS VOTED FOR YOU BUT YOU HAVE FIRED THEIR BREAD WINNERS. YOU ARE CAUSING DIVISION AND PLANTING ETHNICITY. FURTHER, YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF ALL ZAMBIANS BOTH THOSE WHO VOTED FOR YOU AND THOSE WHO DID NOT. YOURS IS TO UNITE THE NATION. THE BEST WAS TO ASK THEM TO RE-APPLY TOGETHER WITH NEW APPLICANTS AND CHOOSE ON MERIT. YOU SHOULD DO POLITICS DIFFERENTLY FROM HOW PF DID FOR THE PEOPLE TO SEE CHANGE. OTHERWISE YOUR PRONOUNCEMENTS AND ACTIONS ARE NOT MATCHING. YOU SHOULD LEARN LISTENING TO , NOT ONLY UPND, BUT ALSO TO THE OPPOSITION AND OTHER DIVERGE VOICES. ONE MAN COMMANDO…

  32. The only problem at hand is the un employment in the country however the man in state house promised employment to everyone now he is in a fix, in steady of fixing it he is fixed!
    Mr President fix it, fix it sir it is your time to fix it! We are all watching you.
    Creation of jobs is the factor firing others to replace them with your favorites is not the right way of creating jobs.

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  33. The people changed goverment inspite of the PF appointed DCs. Bottom line what directs a person how to vote is how empty or how full his stomach is. No DC whose stomach is full can influence the direction of the vote.

  34. #42  Deja Vu 
    November 11, 2021 At 1:11 pm

    “The people changed goverment inspite of the PF appointed DCs. Bottom line what directs a person how to vote is how empty or how full his stomach is. No DC whose stomach is full can influence the direction of the vote…”

    Lungu was useless …….

    Clueless ………

    Bally will do it……

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  35. It all depends on the caliber that has been picked. If they have good terms of reference and are well oriented on their role, they can contribute to district development. They are the link between central government and the local authorities. The councils are currently weak in terms of their planning capacity. The monitoring should be result oriented.

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  36. #44 Luc So Mr Hakainde was talking from a point of ignorance when he vowed to scrap the position of DC. By the way we have adminstrative officers at district level who are bonafide civil servants to coordinate goverment operations.

  37. Double H7 will now be sleeping at least because from these appointment more than 140 UPND cadres will be rewarded for their insults and intimidation before and after the general elections. Akalimbusha ati ba President tabalala over his failure to employ all the noise-making cadres

  38. @Deja vu: when and where did HH campaign to remove the DC post? You PF cadres are now taking advantage making your own promises. So fulfil the promise yourself-leave HH alone. Yourself Dejavu go and scrap the post , and mind you, in your own Statehouse and Country. Thankyou

  39. DCs have no real job. Most of the time it’s just attending functions on behalf of government and a repetition of what line ministries are already doing in the district meanwhile just wasting fuel, electricity, office space, vehicle and furniture wastage not to mention their salaries and that of their support staff. Get rid of them.

  40. If DCs appointed by PF were political cadres, why then has HH gone ahead to appoint his own DCs without a transparent recruitment process that would have involved advertising for the job, conducting interviews before picking qualified and competent candidates for the job? Has HH not also picked his own cadres? Why should the next President not dismiss the HH appointed DCs the same way HH has dismissed the PF appointed DCs?

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