Sit up, Kambwili tells technocrats


ROAN member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili says some technocrats in the civil service are making Government unpopular by failing to perform to people’s expectations.
Mr Kambwili also warned civil servants in Luanshya to change their attitude towards work.
Mr Kambwili, who is Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, said some technocrats are making Government unpopular because they were failing to perform.
“Why should it take a minister or a Member of Parliament to come and tell you what to do? You are letting us down. As a council, can you do what you are supposed to do, people are insulting the President because of you technocrats,” Mr Kambwili said.
The minister was speaking shortly after touring health institutions and roads in Luanshya.
Mr Kambwili directed Luanshya district community medical officer Peter Mulenga and Luanshya Municipal Council director of engineering Freddie Mukuka to improve service delivery to the people.
Mr Kambwili, who is also Chief Government spokesperson, made the warning after learning that the ambulances he donated to two clinics in Roan Constituency two years ago are not being utilised.
“I buy ambulances for two clinics from my own resources. The ambulances have been parked for two years without being registered. I want to warn the medical officer for Luanshya district, otherwise, heads will roll,” Mr Kambwili warned.
He said it is sad that the ambulances have been parked for slightly over two years while people in his constituency are forced to hire taxis to ferry patients to the hospital.
Mr Kambwili also said he is disappointed that the generators he bought in 2012 for the section nine and section 26 clinics in Mpatamatu have not been connected and the health centres are now affected by load shedding.
“I donated generator sets from my own resources for sections nine clinic and 26 clinic but those gensets are gathering dust,” he said.
Mr Kambwili directed Luanshya district commissioner Harold Mbaulu to ensure that the generator sets are put to use within four days.

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