By Leah Ngoma
The Local Government Service Commission has dismissed 15 employees from 10 local authorities for misappropriation of funds, theft, dishonest conduct, gross negligence and absenteeism.
The cases include 4 from Lusaka, 3 from Sesheke, 1 from Chingola, 1 from Itezhi-tezhi, 1 from Chipata, 1 from Choma, 1 from Mitete, 1 from Kabwe, 1 from Senanga and 1 from Lukulu.
According to a statement issued by the commission’s Secretary Lazarus Mulenda, this arose from a full commission sitting held on January, 4th 2021 and chaired by the chairperson Amos Musonda.
The chairperson stated that dismissal was provided for in the terms and conditions of service, and was necessary for ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of local authorities.
Mr. Musonda said the commission demands total commitment and dedication to duty from all employees in serving the government of the day through provision of quality services while adhering to the code of ethics for public service workers.
The chairperson further noted with great concern, incidences of financial irregularities in some local authorities which ultimately has a negative impact on service delivery.
He has since urged appropriate committees of councils to be proactive and take a keen interest in the prudent financial management of local authorities.
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