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Over 2,000 applicants shortlisted for 927 vacancies in councils

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Over 2,000 candidates have been shortlisted from about 33,639 applicants jostling for jobs in all the 116 local authorities in Zambia.

The applications are for the 927 positions which were advertised by the Local Government Service Commission in August this year.

Local Government Service Commission Chairperson, Ackson Sejani, says the need to employ was identified after noticing various vacancies that are existing in the councils.

Speaking in Lusaka today when he received the final report on the shortlisted candidates from the adhoc committee that was engaged by commission, Mr. Sejani explained that adequate and well qualified human resource is a vital component in enhancing service delivery in the local authorities.

He explained that the commission will ensure that qualified and deserving personnel are employed to help the government effectively drive the full decentralisation process which it has embarked upon.

He has since thanked the adhoc committee, which comprised people from different commissions such as the civil service commission, correctional service commission, Anti-Corruption Commission and the private sector, for executing the shortlisting professionally.

Mr. Sejani disclosed that the final list of the successful candidates will be done by the commission and be published soon.

And Adhoc Committee Chairperson, Victor Nyasulu, said the shortlisting process, which took more than a month, ensured that all the applicants were given equal opportunities based on their qualifications regardless of ethnicity, gender, regional and political affiliation, adding that women and youths were given priority.

Mr. Nyasulu, who is also a Member of the Civil Service Commission stated that people living with disabilities were equally given an opportunity to compete for the jobs and 41 percent of those who applied in this category were picked.

He revealed that the division three applicants were referred to the established human resources committees to shortlist and recommend the successful candidates.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Moscow(op) : It’s about time your kind were traced and exposed. Ackson Sejani is doing a good job in his government department. A number of ill-qualified staff in local authorities have been sent packing and all u do is bring tribalism here.

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  2. I like the way this government is advertising their job. It’s quite professional. Keep it up Mr President and the team

  3. When the UPND won the lusaka city council had employed a very big number of street sweepers who were visible even with eyes closed, as today these council workers are not visible anymore few days ago we only heard a voice of a woman speaking through the meg phone announcing that the lusaka city council has subcontracted a cleaning company with will be collecting garbage on behalf of the LCC they will be charging k5 every day who ever fail to pay they will be chest from the street. why subcontract when LCC just a year ago had employed a lot of street sweeper.

  4. The government is really working hard we never saw such things in the past continue with the same spirit God bless you and mother zambia

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