Tourism Permanent Secretary, Howard Sikwela has warned Ministry staff against inertia towards work, which has dented the image of the department.
Reverend Sikwela was speaking during a meeting with the staff at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife offices in Chilanga.
He further urged the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to correct the impression of underperformance seen by outsiders.
Reverend Sikwela warned that this year, his office will not entertain inertia and mediocre approach towards work that has dented the image of the Ministry.
And Human Resources and Administration Director, Tobias Chomba said all supervisors must be aware that overtime must be budgeted for in a particular year.
He said there also is need for prior authority for such payment and instructions of what kind of work that must be done which could not be done ordinarily.
This is according to a statement availed to ZNBC News by Ministry of Tourism Public Relations Officer, Sakabilo Kalembwe.