I Will Fire Incompetent Ministers – President Lungu.
PRESIDENT Lungu has charged that he will not hesitate to fire non-performing ministers and civil servants from his Government.
President Lungu said this is because many development projects, which were initiated across the country and could have been completed on schedule, have not been completed due to lack of effective supervision and utter laziness.
The President made this statement yesterday during an inspection at Chama General Hospital where construction works started in 2008 but Mango Tree Construction Company Limited, the contractor engaged to do the works, abandoned the project.
President Lungu said it is sad and disappointing that some Cabinet ministers and civil servants have stopped carrying out their duties effectively in line with their expectation and are always waiting for him to act before a project can be completed on time.
President Lungu also made it clear that incompetent Cabinet ministers and civil servants will be fired, especially that he wants to see the effects of development to trickle down to all the parts of the country.
President Lungu also directed Muchinga Province Minister Mwimba Malama to work out modalities that will facilitate the commissioning of Chama General Hospital in the next two months.
He warned that should Mr Malama and the civil servants who are supposed to see to it that the hospital is commissioned within the next two months fail, then he will have no any other option but to fire them.
Mr Lungu said he will not work with people in his administration who do not share his vision of taking development as close to the people as possible.