Wednesday, 4 April 2012


Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Gabriel Kaunda has been dropped and another person to take over from him has been appointed.
Mr Kaunda announced his contract termination as Permanent Secretary for Luapula Province this morning during a briefing with heads of government departments in the province in the provincial conference room.
He said he was grateful for the cooperation that he received from heads of government departments during his brief five months stay as a top civil servant in the province.
He said he was winding up his business today and will be travelling to Kasama tomorrow to start a new life.
He said the new Permanent Secretary will be reporting next week and hoped that the heads of government departments will give him the required support as they did during his five months stay.
Meanwhile Luapula Province Minister has called for monthly meetings with heads of government departments in order for the province to move together and speak with one language regarding the developmental agenda of the province.
And the Disaster Management Unit Regional Officer Hambai Mweetwa advised that there was need to create a platform where heads of government departments could find it easy to brief provincial administration on what they were doing so that even when meetings for briefings are called provincial administration will have known the progress on most of the projects in the province.
Mr Mweetwa made the proposal in the light of several government provincial heads who were not being accorded easy access to the Permanent Secretary and were ending up being blocked by the secretary from seeing the outgoing Permanent Secretary for briefings on progress made to some projects in the province.

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