President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has with immediate effect terminated the service of government officials at permanent Secretary and senior Government level.
President HICHILEMA says the move has been made in keeping with the promise to deliver servant-based leadership that focus at giving values to citizens.
He says the termination of some government officials’ contracts has also been necessitated in order to bring a culture of accountability in the way that government operates.
Presidential Spokesperson ANTHONY BWALYA says amongst those whose contracts have been terminated are Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit- DMMU- National Coordinator CHANDA KABWE, Permanent secretary in the office of the vice President JULIANA SHOKO.
Others are PSMD Permanent secretary BONIFACE CHIMBWALI and Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary AMOS MALUPENGA and Ministry of Local Government PS MATHEW NGULUBE and CHANDA KAZIYA from labour.
Meanwhile the President has terminated the services of some Ambassador and High Commissioners.
Among the ambassadors that have been fired are Zambian Ambassador to Ethiopia EMMANUEL MWAMBA and his counterpart accredited to Germany ANTHONY MUKIWTA, among others.