………. as Brain Mundubile says UPND has frustrated experienced Civil Servants to the extent where they have stopped performing.
By Kelvin Sichizya
Leader of the opposition in Parliament Brain Mundubile has challenged the UPND government to respect Civil Servants while they still had the time to correct the situation they created*
And Mr. Mundubile has told President Haakainde Hichilema to go back to the people and explain how his formula that he promised to use to reduce the price of fuel has failed.
Mr. Mundubile who is also the PF Presidential Candidate and Mporokoso Central law maker says the Ministries of Health and Agriculture were now limping because the UPND administration has been too stubborn and does not listen to advise
Speaking on radio Mano and Kasama radio in Kasama today, the PF Presidential hopeful advised the UPND government to bring back experienced suppliers whose contracts it terminated and perhaps add a few it has identified in the procurement and supply of agricultural inputs and drugs or government performance would continue to be shaky.
He said the stubbornness of the New Dawn government which developed deaf eyes has even failed to realise the importance of INDENI and TAZAMA PIPELINE which enabled the PF government to keep prices of fuel low as it bought and Transported fuel in bulk, a move that allowed government to avoid monthly reviews of the commodity
“How are citizens going to survive”? the PF leader questioned warning that in governance of a country, economics can not be strictly adhered to because you have people to take care of
Mr Mundubile accused the UPND cabinet for failing to provide their leader with correct reports on drug shortage in hospitals which resulted into the loss of several lives, asking “how many people died due to drugs shortages which affected mostly the poor?
” The difference is that the PF government was more concerned with the poor in society while UPND cares for the well to do”, he lamented.
He said the HH administration has messed up the civil service and they can’t even advise whether planting time is running out or whether the water for electricity generation is sufficient because most of them who were experienced have even been fired after accusing them of being PF sympathizers and replaced with in-experienced UPND cadres
He called on the UPND administration to go back to the drawing board to establish how the former ruling PF handled situations adding you cannot go about canceling contracts of Pharmaceutical companies and dismissing civil Servants because you associate them with the PF
“It’s time you had a spirit of realising the suffering of Zambians” he challenged.
Speaking on corruption, Mr. Mundubile said corruption was now more on the upswing than ever before in and previous government “The fight against corruption is not there” he noted.
Speaking on the forthcoming PF Convention, Mr. Mundubile assured the would be deligates that the PF leadership had decided to allow the members the freedom of electing their Party President but that the membership needed to know that whoever wins as PF President will need their support.