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

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

  1. 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

    Bantu_Princess - February 17, 2013
    03:41

  2. 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

    Cairzzious - February 17, 2013
    01:18

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

    wayne - February 17, 2013
    00:52

  4. Useless nonsensical awe baby Sylvia is too much atase

    Zambian with knowledge&I can reason sapere aude! - February 17, 2013
    00:01

  5. 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!

    Zambian with knowledge&I can reason sapere aude! - February 16, 2013
    23:49

  6. vaupuba whose masebo to tell pipo who to support

    mutinta mulonda - February 16, 2013
    22:05

  7. 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

    mutinta mulonda - February 16, 2013
    22:01

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

    Nk - February 16, 2013
    20:49

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

    israel - February 16, 2013
    20:15

  10. 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….

    brown mwimpangubo - February 16, 2013
    19:22

  11. Why ?

    Zubula muungu - February 16, 2013
    19:11

  12. 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

    kwena - February 16, 2013
    18:47

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

      Czar - February 16, 2013
      20:24

  13. No

    The Moderator - February 16, 2013
    18:08

  14. Its a potty my dick is down!

    Micheal chilufya sata - February 16, 2013
    17:39