Luapula Province Permanent Secretary, Mighty Mumba has cautioned newly recruited health workers in Luapula Province against pushing for transfers.
The Permanent Secretary observed that previously most civil servants had a tendency of seeking for transfers just upon reporting at their new stations of work, the situation he said will not be condoned this time.
ZANIS reports that Mr Mumba speaking today when he addressed the newly recruited health workers at the Provincial Health office observed that the tendency to request for transfers among health staff has in past deprived the province of human resource it needed.
Mr. Mumba explained that government has now put measures in place to ensure people work from areas where they have been employed from saying that is why recruitments were done at district level.
“These new staff are expected to sign a bonding agreement which will tie them to at least operating from their stations for four years before they can even think of getting a transfer, as you know civil servants are expected to work from any part of the country where their services are needed and not just wanting to work from urban areas,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary said the Luapula Provincial Administration will not tolerate any transfers from the newly recruited government workers in the Province.
“The new health workers started receiving their appointment letters yesterday and so far 9 districts have been cleared which includes: Chembe, Chipili, Mwansabombwe, Nchelenge, Lunga, Mwense, Chienge, Kawambwa and Milenge,” he revealed.
He added that three districts which includes Mansa, Samfya and Chifunabuli will be receiving their appointment letter today the 16th August 2022 and that the process is expected to end today.
And Sofi Chansa who has been recruited as a registered nurse for Mwansabombwe district has thanked government for offering employment to the young people in the country.
Ms. Chansa observes that it was not easy for her to get employed as there were a lot of people who had applied.
“” We just want to thank Government for what they have done for us young people because we never thought that we can get employed in such a manner and we promise to do our best even as we start working,” Chansa said.
Luapula Province was allocated the total number of 1064 positions across all cadres in the just ended recruitment of over 11 Thousand health workers.