Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Bert Mushala, has admitted that things in the public service were unacceptable and has challenged Non-Governmental Organisations and civil societies to effectively play their role of providing checks and balances to government.
Mr Mushala said the country would only develop if organisations like NGOs and the civil societies come together and caution government on its day to day activities and programmes in order to enhance public service delivery.
Mushala made the remarks in Chadiza when he addressed public service workers, Non-Governmental organisations the civil society and the business community at Chadiza Farmers Training Centre.
“Things in the public service are unacceptable because those who are supposed to provide checks and balances were also asleep,” said Mushala.
The Permanent Secretary also said government workers must learn to carry out their roles and responsibilities with dedication and commitment if service delivery to the public was to be improved improve.
He said development will not come to any area if people are not dedicated and committed to their works.