Deputy Secretary to Cabinet MARTINE MTONGA says the exercise to clean the payroll will bring sanity to the system.
Dr MTONGA said this when he addressed civil servants in Ndola today.
He said the exercise is a follow up to the directive issued by His Excellency the President Mr. EDGAR LUNGU to the Secretary to the Cabinet to clean the payroll system.
Dr. Mtonga said the exercise is not meant to paralyze government operations but is meant to ensure that the payroll system is clean.
Dr MTONGA who is also Smart Zambia National Coordinator disclosed that Copperbelt Province has over 35 thousand government workers.
And Civil Service Commission Chairperson DICKSON CHASAYA said the Commission will not condone deserters and those who have not followed right procedure in terms of transfers, secondments and unpaid leave as they risk been dismissed from the service.
Mr. CHASAYA said the exercise to clean the payroll will help government serve enough as for the money will be transferred to other economic development projects.
And teaching service Commissioner STANLY MHANGO said quality of education is compromised as officers are not in right places were there services are needed.
He said the commission is ready to offer total support to clean the payroll system.
Also, present at the launch was the Public Service Management Division -PSMD Permanent Secretary BONIFACE CHIMBWALI who called on civil servants that were not at their stations to return back to their stations.
And Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary BRIGHT NUNDWE said civil servants are mandated to anywhere in the country were there services are needed.
Mr. NUNDWE said his administration is determined to ensure that civil servants in the province are at their right stations.
The verification and validation exercise on the Copperbelt is scheduled to will last for 14 days.
2nd October, 2019, Ndola, Copperbelt Province