We will spare civil servants supporting PF, but fire those supporting opposition- Masebo

Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo has warned that government would take stern action against civil servants who will align themselves with opposition political parties.

Ms. Masebo warned civil servants not to engage in politics with opposition political parties in their work places because doing so would result in them being dismissed from their jobs.

She stated that the allegiance of all civil servants should be to the government of the day.

“If you want to play politics of the opposition, you are gone because your allegiance as civil servants is to the government in power,” she said.

Ms. Masebo however, said if civil servants engaged in Patriotic Front (PF) politics, government would turn a blind eye as this was normal since the PF was ruling.

She said this yesterday when she addressed Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) officers at the Livingstone City Council Chambers.

Earlier, Ms. Masebo said she was aware of the numerous problems that ZAWA was facing but assured that government was in the process of addressing the challenges.

She said the newly appointed ZAWA Board was currently looking into poor working conditions, human-animal conflicts, nepotism, staff training and promotions adding that these would be addressed in the shortest possible time since government was in a hurry to develop the country and uplift the living standards of people.

Ms. Masebo however asked ZAWA officers at grass root level to suggest what should be contained on ZAWA Act which was to be reviewed.

She said junior officers have valuable knowledge on what needs to be contained in the Act.

The ZAWA officers earlier complained of intimidation, delayed salaries, poor working conditions, corruption and lack of office space.

And Southern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga cautioned supervisors in the civil service to enforce discipline in
their respective departments.

Dr. Mulenga however urged supervisors not to intimidate their subordinates but to be fair and just since “where fairness exists,
there is justice”.


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    Bantu_Princess 5 years

    I remember civil servants under levy (rip) were taught to be non-partisan and to go about their work as dictated by their job description ie to be neutral!mind u this was at a time wen the opposition had a strong hold in CB…but what exactly is our honourable minister saying…ine i dont know

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    Cairzzious 5 years

    Hule simunthu nifwiti ba Silvia you dont av to make pipo fear u afta lo that seat u won under corruption mwalileka nokufwala ka nyika akabosoka yaaah!!! Imwe amai ndimwe ba chiuhule imbwa galu cayiyeyiye idiot watch yo lips for what u talk in public bakadya ufa imwe puussy shit u thnk tisekelamo iwe galu ai lolela ifimilomo efyo tawaupwilwa hule

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    wayne 5 years

    Civil servants should never work for the government of the day but for the people like all leading nations around the world.

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    Zambian with knowledge&I can reason sapere aude! 5 years

    Useless nonsensical awe baby Sylvia is too much atase

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    Zambian with knowledge&I can reason sapere aude! 5 years

    What the hell is happening with this Sylvia? Is her brain f**ked out or what? Who is she to have such a big mouth nowadays, which d**ks is she sucking to be this rude and foolish. Am ashamed to be a woman because women who talks nonsense just piss me off always more than men who talks nonsense!

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    vaupuba whose masebo to tell pipo who to support

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    wat a load of rubbish whose silvia masebo to tell pipo they will be sacked if they dont her part, its called a free country and pipo are aloud to support which ever part they chose and who votes pipo not her part oh god shes mad

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    To hell with yo tribalism.come 2016.i will fire those supporting pf

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    israel 5 years

    How did this imbecile attain government office? What happened to freedom of expression?

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    brown mwimpangubo 5 years

    ghosh but Sylvia ndiwe hule zoona coz yo language is always on the wrong side, pleasing the dicks around u! How do u feel 2 be so loose & be used by men, even in politics u r stil a victim? These guys r just using u Sylvia….

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    Zubula muungu 5 years

    Why ?

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    kwena 5 years

    africans are idiots and can not rule themselves. same things since independence civil servants to support government of the day. we are dogs us africans

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      I’m an African but certainly not a dog! If you are a mongrel don’t include others, talk for yourself!

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    The Moderator 5 years


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    Its a potty my dick is down!