Zambian Minister turns away late comers to the office

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, on Monday sent away civil servants who came late for work at the Lusaka provincial administration office in the capital, Lusaka.

Lusambo made an impromptu visit to the Lusaka Provincial administration office and turned away late comers at the gate.

The Provincial Minister disclosed that the late comers will have a day’s worth of pay deducted from their salaries.

“This morning, I sent away around 45 civil servants at the Lusaka Provincial administration for reporting late for work. I personally closed the main gate exactly at 08:00 hours and chased away everyone who reported after that,” Lusambo said in a statement released Monday.

“Civil service guidelines stipulate that work starts at 08:00 hours but it is worrying that some civil servants report for late around 09:00 hours which frustrates the delivery of public services to our people and for me this is tantamount to stealing public funds.”

The Minister said he will write to the Ministry of Finance to deduct a day’s wage from the salaries of the 45 public service workers whom he sent home.

“As long as I remain Minister, I will ensure that civil servants deliver for the work they are paid for. His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the great leader, has demonstrated hard work as he reports for work way before 08:00 Hrs and as such, we should emulate his example,” Lusambo added.
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23 Julho 2018 14:16:23

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