Mwinilunga constituency Member of Parliament Newton Samakayi together with members of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee and Councilors have threatened to recommend for transfer and dismissal of staff and management at Mwinilunga town council for alleged misdirection, incompetence, and negligence.
Mr. Samakayi said he is disappointed with the failure by Mwinilunga town council and the CDF committee to submit any community projects to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for approval.
“I am disappointed with you council, don’t let us down, we will not allow this”, he expressed.
Mr Samakayi said it was unacceptable that for over three months, no community project applications have been approved and submitted to the ministry.
He noted that it is unforgivable that the council is carrying out government projects and programmes with no sense of urgency but taking work causally.
ZANIS reports that Mr Samakayi was speaking during a stakeholder’s engagement meeting held in the district today.
Mr. Samakayi has since given the council a one-week ultimatum to submit the report of projects to the ministry failure to which he is ready to recommend for an overhaul of the institution.
Additionally, Town council Chairperson, Jonathan Chinyimba warned council management that he will not tolerate a negative attitude towards work and that he was ready to remove officers from the council who are not performing.
“I will act to ensure that there is sanity in this council, if you don’t want to work you go out,” Mr Chinyimba said.
In responding to the queries, Council Director of works, Munaye Samapimbi said the committee has already selected the projects but was delayed by the development that the CDF committee was required to prioritize the projects, an explanation the MP rejected.
Town Council Secretary, Kennedy Kazanda accepted responsibility for the delay and promised to ensure that the right things are done further promising to send the report accordingly.
Does the MP have powers to sack local govt workers or even recommend them for a sack?
THREATS THREATS ALL THE TIME
THE STORY OF OUR LIVES
KEEP QUIET AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
INSTEAD OF SHOWING YOUSELF UP ON MEDIA
Quote – “Town Council Secretary, Kennedy Kazanda accepted responsibility for the delay and promised to ensure that the right things are done further promising to send the report accordingly.” – Unquote.
Therefore, the MP is justified in threatening dismal; exactly what happens in developed countries if you keep underperforming. You get paid to deliver services on time – otherwise, as the MP points out, walk away!
Why threatening? If somebody doesn’t perform, then he or she should be SACKED!
Tikki you and your fellow f00Iish upnd diasporans misled many Zambians into voting for these f00ls and here you are saying pwee pwee. You are all f00Is. I can beat you all up if I meet you
Yeah but there should be ransparent operating processes that the council management should be following. The firing of staff has a lgal process which does not include the MP’s involvement He is not part of the adminstration
Lets offer quality free education for our children. You can fire everyone but the replacement is just as bad….kikiki
Who is this bawbag called Kaizer Zulu? He behaves like the biggest dog in the yard. Go away and hug a tree!! Arse H0le!!
Those insults won’t change that you misled people to vote on tribal lines for that son of a beech you call hh. Now go back to your cave in monze and eff yourself
“…..Mr. Samakayi said he is disappointed with the failure by Mwinilunga town council and the CDF committee to submit any community projects to the Ministry of Local Government and …..”
This is now ignorance by GRZ and the MPs……….
They must understand this is decentralisation a new concept for the people and council…..
It will take time and some training workshops to get fully understood
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