Three days ago, the Watchdog revealed that a list of civil servants and police officers will be dismissed to create jobs for PF cadres who are complaining of lack of jobs. See story here
Speaking when he swore-in former Foreign Affairs permanent Secretary Peter Kasanga as Deputy Secretary to Cabinet yesterday, Sata claimed there are civil servants still aligned to MMD who want to frustrate the PF.
“And you Mr. Kasanda I’ve decided to move you from foreign affairs to cabinet office because there’s a very big vacuum in this present government. We are on a big MMD volcano and I want you to straighten the government,” Mr. Sata said.
But sources have told the Watchdog that the move to remove professionals from government is aimed at creating vacancies for frustrated PF cadres and family members who have been lobbying in government offices without qualifications but looking for jobs.
On 15 October last month, the Watchdog published a leaked email from People’s Pact leader Tina Banda complaining about being left out by the PF government. See story here
Sources said as a response to cries by PF cadres and family members, Sata now wants to restructure the civil service and other government wings to accommodate some of them since the missions abroad where most of them have been deployed are almost filled.
Most of the civil servants and police officers in Zambia voted for PF because they were promised better conditions of service.