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HR audit at LCC gains momentum

General NewsHR audit at LCC gains momentum

The on-going Human Resource and Qualifications Audit that commenced on Tuesday has gathered momentum.

The Local Government Service Commission-LGSC commenced a robust Human Resource and Qulaifications Audit aimed at establishing whether people occupying Council offices in Grades 1, 2 and 3 salary scale had the prerequisite qualifications.

The Commission has embarked on its first-ever Human Resource Audit of all local authorities across the country aimed at establishing whether the staff occupying council offices have the right qualifications or not.

And scores of LCC employees turned out in large numbers at Nakandi Hall to submit their academic qualifications.

Local Government Deputy Chairperson, Brian Ndumba told journalists that the on-going Audit would ensure that the right people were in the right offices and that the exercise would ensure that promotions were on merit.

He charged that all LCC employees were required to submit certified academic qualifications from the Ministry of Education.

He also said that among the things that the Audit aims to achieve is to establish whether promotions in the rank and file of Council were on merit.

It will also seek to establish when each Council employee was employed and through which channel.

Mr. Sejani says the numerous social media rumours, innuendos, speculations and mere perceptions that a lot of mischief characterised the local authorities in the country has necessitated the audit, whose time flame he said was yet to be determined.

He charged that the strong rumour that most local authority staff were cadres, employed in large numbers and not qualified to hold the positions they were holding was too strong to be ignored, adding that getting the right people to occupy public office was key in ensuring effective service delivery for the expectant, masses.

He stressed that it was only proper and prudent that the newly-established Commission established whether the right people with the prerequisite qualifications were occupying local authorities’ offices, or, to determine whether the “strong” rumour that most of those positions have been occupied by political party cadres were either false or in the affirmative.

Mr. Sejani charges that the finding at the Zambia’s major local Authority, LCC, will determine how and whether the Commission proceeds with conducting similar audits at the remaining 115 councils across the country.

And, asked on whether there will be punitive measures against council workers who will shy away from unveiling themselves for questioning before the Commission, Mr Sejani charged that “only ghosts who are not council employees will shun away from the on-going staff and qualifications audit”.

He emphasized that the findings at the largest local authority will form the basis for the interrogations of what was obtaining in the 116 local authorities across the country.

Local Government Deputy Chairperson, Brian Ndumba
Local Government Deputy Chairperson, Brian Ndumba

11 COMMENTS

  1. This is just another scheme to fix bembas and easterners. By 2026 people who voted for minorities will realize there mistakes.

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  2. @1 kci
    So if a Bemba or an Easterner do not have the right qualifications, they should still be allowed to hold jobs?

    HOW is it a fix… provide some backing for your claims, do not sow divisions at the flimsiest chance you get!

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  3. Do the same audit for the current PS’s and DCs while you’re at it. They are also civil servants afterall. Otherwise you’re being hypocrites and the only reason for this exercise is to replace PF cadres with UPND cadres. Nothing can be further from this truth.

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  4. You dander heads, you don’t need an audit to replace PF caders, this can be done by just a flip of a finger. So, doing this audit has nothing to do with politics or tribe. Not everything is about your corrupt tribal PF you chaps so sit down and watch how things are done

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  5. Kci @ 1, u really puzzle me. Are u saying only Bembas and Easterners are the only ones who can get employed by a local authority without requisite qualifications? And are the Bembas and Easterners currently employed in local government the last Bembas and Easterners remaining in Zambia? And from there u go and prattle on about one Zambia one nation!

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  6. PF cadres RUN! run while there is still time bane because you are going. You made us suffer too you unqualified Zealots, such that us educated people were skipping our country endlesslesly.

  7. Pls Commisioner Audit the Ghost councils also, i can assure you that here at council and Zesco thats where the ghosting started, these are the pioneers so pls. investigate here also and clean up.

  8. This is a good start to get rid of cadres. We need this to be done in every government and quasi government organization.

  9. IT IS A MOVE THAT SHOULD BE RECEIVED WITH BOTH HANDS BY WELL MEANING CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. THIS MOVE IS A GREAT ONE AND SHOULD BE SPREAD ACCROSS ALL BRANCHES OF GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS IN THIS COUNTRY. FOR A LONG TIME GRADUATES HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO LOITERRING IN THE STREETS WHILE MANY GOVT POSITIONS WERE GIVEN TO HOOLIGANS WITHOUT EVEN A GRADE NINE PAPERS JUST BECOZ THEY SUNG POLITICAL SONGS THE LOUDEST.
    PLEASE WE NEED NOMALCY IN THIS COUNTRY.

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