President Michael Sata has rebuked Foreign Affairs Minister,Effron Lungu for writing him a letter and copying it to Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Margaret Miyoba. Sata childishly said he tore the said letter.
And Sata has created another position at State House for his cadres. The position is called permanent Secretary for State House.
Speaking when he swore-in during Kaizer Zulu as State House Permanent Secretary this morning, Mr. Sata said he was very disappointed when he received a letter from the Foreign Affairs Minister which was also copied to the Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary.
“How can someone write a letter to me and copy it to other people, that is not right!” Mr Sata noted.
Mr. Sata said he did not even read the letter because there was no need of reading it when other people had read its contents.
The President said he has served in various governments before and has never seen a minister writing a letter to the President and copying it to other people such as Permanent Secretaries or any other person.
“The letter that you wrote to me and copied to other people, I shredded it because I do not expect you to copy a letter that is coming to me,” President Sata said.
The visibly disappointed Head of State stated that he has never encountered such a thing in his political career and has since advised Dr Lungu to be serious with his work.
President Sata has further urged other Ministers to learn from Dr. Lungu’s mistake and never copy other government officials important letters meant for him.
And newly appointed State House Permanent Secretary, Kaizer Zulu, says he will dedicate most of his time to the serve the Republican President.
Mr. Zulu has pledged confidentiality in his daily duties as a Permanent Secretary at State House and never to disclose any information that is not meant for the public.