Wednesday, July 17, 2024

154 Civil Servants retired in national interest under PF rule to be reinstated

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The committee appointed by President Hakainde Hichilema to review appeals from former public workers who were retired in national interest by former president Edgar Lungu has recommended the reinstatement of 154 appellants.

The committee settled for the 154 after reviewing 1,868 appeals from the 2,126 it received.

Acting Secretary to Cabinet Patrick Kangwa revealed in a statement that the committee received appeals from appellants that cut across a broad spectrum of the civil service.

‘’The total number of appeals received was 2,126 which included 1,246 from the Mainstream Public Service, 167 from Local Authorities and 713 from grant aided institutions and statutory bodies. Arising from the 1,868 cases that were considered and concluded, the Committee has referred 323 to the respective institutions for administrative resolve while cases for 130 appellants are still before the Courts of Law hence were not considered,’’ he said. ‘’In addition, 40 cases are still under the consideration of relevant Service Commissions and 966 were dismissed in accordance with the laid down disciplinary procedures. On 4th November 2021, Government invited former Public Service employees who were retired in national interest or were separated on unfair ground to submit appeal letters for consideration of reinstatement.

The appellants were separated through different modes including including early or normal retirement, retirement in national interest, retirement in public interest and termination of employment or contract.’’

Kangwa said others were separated through non-award of new contracts, dismissal, redundancy or retrenchment and resignation, among other forms of separation.

He said the appeals were considered by an independent committee comprising serving and former senior government officials in order to promote transparency.

‘’Following the consideration and conclusion of the appeal cases, Government has commenced the process of reinstating the 154 successful appellants and is appealing for patience as all responses, irrespective of the outcome, are being prepared,’’ said Kangwa.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s it put it straight. A civil servant takes oath of office. Now if he/she passes information to the opposition, it means they have committed a crime. Reinstating such people is dangerous because if they become disillusioned, they will do the same to the new government.

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    • Stop being a clown……..what information about PF can anyone pass to the opposition ??

      This was a tribal crusade against people from SP or anyone perceived to be UPND………

      and you were a cheer leader…..

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    • Spaka #……. has to be the saddest person on lusakatimes from the time it become an online publication, and I have been reading lusakatimes when it was called Dispatches. He wakes up hateful and goes to bed hateful. He has no friends, associates and very miserable soul.

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  2. “The appellants were separated through different modes including including early or normal retirement, retirement in national interest, retirement in public interest and termination of employment or contract.’’
    Where is this data ,,,give us a break down??? How can someone call themselves Acting Cabinet Secretary when data is not tabulated…

  3. You are right #Bo Mundia, Spaka and this one d.ude Kaizer. They harbor so much anger and hate like T.rump supporters. No matter how much hate you spew on this platform, there’s a new Sheriff in town. One HH7 and reasonable Zambians love him. Fimba Upoke.

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