Thursday, February 23, 2012

Government shouldn't engage in panic politics - Saccord

Government shouldn't engage in panic politics - Saccord
By Moses Kuwema
Thu 23 Feb. 2012, 12:01 CAT

THE Patriotic Front government should not engage in panic politics, says Saccord. And Saccord has challenged PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba to tell the nation when jobs for district commissioners were advertised by the Public Service Commission.

Commenting on Kabimba's statement that the current district commissioners were being appointed by the Public Service Commission and not the President, Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes information officer Obby Chibuluma said as far as his organisation was concerned, the jobs were never advertised.

"We have never seen these jobs being advertised. The Public Service Commission should show us when these people applied for these jobs because they have the responsibility to ensure that Zambian people know how cadres are being employed," he said.

Chibuluma said there was no need for the PF government to engage in panic politics of using public resources to strengthen party structures through the appointment of cadres as district commissioners.

He said the PF was still enjoying public support and there was no need for them to engage in panic politics.

"Let them just work as per a party because what won them power was that they were going to be doing things differently from the MMD. They should not engage in panic politics because if they are not careful, they are likely to fall in the same trap that the MMD fell in," Chibuluma said.

He said there was no justification for the appointment of cadres into the civil service because it was clear that the party led the appointments.

Chibuluma said his organisation had no problems with the Public Service Commission appointing PF supporters who were qualified for the jobs.

"Much as this might be the time for cadres, but this is a strange way. There are so many ways of appreciating cadres," he said.

Chibuluma said at the rate things were going, the country was likely to see government contracts being given to those who were politically correct.
In several places, including Lusaka and Kawambwa, PF cadres have been appointed district commissioners.

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