Sunday, February 25, 2024

President Hichilema Offers Permanent Jobs to Dedicated Cholera Volunteer Nurses

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In a commendable gesture of recognition for their dedication and commitment during the cholera outbreak, President Hakainde Hichilema has extended permanent employment offers to two female volunteer nurses serving at the National Cholera Centre at Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium.

During his visit to the Cholera Centre, President Hichilema expressed appreciation for the selfless service of Mary Mwanza, 54, and Christine Tembo, 29. Despite the option to stay at home and lament unemployment, the two nurses chose to respond to the disaster by volunteering at the frontline of the cholera response.

President Hichilema acknowledged their commitment to duty and, as a testament to their exemplary service, offered both Mary Mwanza and Christine Tembo permanent employment in the civil service. The President’s decision underscores the value placed on the dedication of individuals contributing to the nation’s well-being during challenging times.

Mary Mwanza, a former marketeer, expressed her gratitude to President Hichilema for the unexpected job offer. She took the opportunity to encourage young people to stay focused in life, emphasizing the importance of responding positively to crises.

In a similar sentiment, Christine Tembo echoed the appreciation for the President’s gesture, emphasizing the need for citizens to remain focused and dedicated in their endeavors.

During the visit to Heroes Stadium, President Hichilema urged fellow Zambians to take decisive action in the collective effort to eradicate cholera. Acknowledging that some government measures might be challenging, he stressed their necessity for disease eradication.

President Hichilema conveyed sincere condolences to families who have lost loved ones to the cholera pandemic and extended goodwill wishes for a quick recovery to patients admitted across the country. He paid tribute to frontline health personnel for their tireless and courageous efforts in saving lives.

Expressing gratitude, the President also acknowledged the support of various local and international partners joining forces to combat cholera. He emphasized the importance of maintaining good hygiene practices at the personal and household levels and called for collective cooperation in the ongoing fight against cholera.

President Hakainde Hichilema urged citizens to remain vigilant and cooperate in the battle against cholera, emphasizing the severity and lethality of the disease.

25 COMMENTS

  1. The problem with such Presidential gestures is that they have no regard for regulations and therefore puts technocrats in an awkward position. Government can’t employ somebody older than 45yrs unless on a short contract or as classified daily employee. So the decision to offer a permanent job to a 54yrs old nurse will make it difficult for the technocrats on how to deal with it, especially that it’s a presidential directive. Rule of law entails that we all stick to our lanes. Suppose on interview it’s discovered that the two don’t have the necessary competences to deserve employment?

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    • Hes the President, when he puts value on volunteership and rewards sacrifice, we can only applaud him unless you dont mean well for Zambia. In the yester years cadres like you got rewarded for insulting HH. Heres a change of breathe air …….

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    • A company or government has structures which guide on which jobs are related to the business and by how many employees. You don’t just wake up and start employing anyhow. The technocrats know exactly what is required so giving jobs on impulse will frustrate their efforts to improve the performance.

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    • During a parade by soldiers, Sata was impressed by how a female soldier was commanding her troop. He promoted her directly to the rank of Major. This didn’t go well with senior officers as that action could’ve have a wrong person to be promoted, besides some ranks in between had been skipped. MCS was advised to let the system be followed and HH as opposition leader referred to Sata as Chimbwi no plan. Today he’s exactly that! He’s not being a great leader by that gesture. The system recognizes such people and in fact there are many volunteers that have been picked in the current recruitment. Some have been doing it since 2018 and were left out.

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    • This is a democracy not North Korea. He should know the limits of his authority. He needs to shift into State House so he can start thinking like a president. He is not Father Christmas. In the movie on Idi Amin the finance Minister tells the president we have no money and the president responds: “What do you mean we have no money? Print more money!!”
      Just replace that with “Make more vacancies!” and you have HH mimicking Amin.

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  2. A president by passing professional regulations to employ women. This is tantamount to a man taking advantage of women by giving them jobs. If hh is sleeping with them,he should employ them on his anthrax infested farm

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    • God had you in mind while creating the middle finger.

      Your face alone has always proven that you have an abnormal number of chromosomes so your stupidity is not really your fault.

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    • Cyber I can tell from your comment that you are an emotionally charged female upnd supporter. If you are used to opening your legs for job, not every one is like u

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    • @Cyber Sally. How humorous! Iam referring to your opening sentence. Nothing else. My wife is on the floor with laughter.

  3. I appreciate the dedication of job by the president and to urged us the importance of maintaining good hiegyn and to stand a vigilant to fight against cholera.

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  4. @Ayatolla and Deja Vu, legitimate question is to ask what the two employed now employed nurses were volunteering for at the clinic? Why were they only two and not numerous volunteers in a cholera risky environment. So long they qualify to work as nurses and knowing the head of state verified that before a pronouncement of employing them. They deserve to be employed even on a fixed contract basis due to the age of one. Technocrats in awkward position – my foot, reconcile that with a presidential directive. That’s former regime civil servants mind set –

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  5. What is mobilization? The two women answered to the duty of the nation and the president has the power to honor them. Remember that African illegal immigrant in France who saved that small kind on the bacon? What did President Macron do? He gave him the citizenship and a job by the fire brigade.

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  6. The other young one is ok but 54 years old then you are offering her a job in civil service? Just one year she will retire.

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  7. During PF criminals were giving jobs to those who used to insulting people and killing people e.g Bowman killed obert kasongo but was appointed as minister while faith musonda,mutale mwanza and sarafina through vigololo by Edgar lungu were given bags of dollars.PF it was the bunch of the criminals, please die silently.

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  8. Does the president have the powers to do that? If he does then he is responsible for all the unemployed people in the country.

  9. That man and his dressing? He visited the mine disaster site without a hard hat now he goes to a makeshift hospital in a hard hat…who is responsible for this man’s image? they must be from the village.

    • Kikikikikiki! The other day he jumped into a pile of garbage without safety shoes or overalls and gloves as he shovelled away at heaps of cholera infested filth in Lusaka Streets! And lazy Hamasaka and grumpy Gary Nkombo couldn’t even give him a helping hand.

    • Only those under his jurisdiction, he cannot hire and fire as he pleases. He is a servant of the people not the master.

  10. A President employing nurses is actually lacking respect for all nursing graduates. They are all working for years at Levy Mwanamwansa hospital as volunteers. What inspires HH to be so interfering and show such arrogance. Even great leaders l Ike KK never dared to undertake such steps.

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