'Don't Mess Around And Cost Me 2021' Lungu Warns Permanent Secretaries
President Lungu is increasingly concerned his 2021 bid for President could be jeopardised. He has reportedly cautioned permanent secretaries against ‘undermining’ his authority.
He is said to be concerned that friction between Ministers and Permanent Secretaries will start causing problems for his 2021 Presidential bid.
The Head of State issued the directive in Lusaka today when he swore in four newly promoted permanent secretaries.
Those sworn in are Ministry of Health permanent secretary for Administration Mulalelo Kakulubelwa and Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Joyce Nsamba.
President Lungu noted that in the past he has witnessed challenges of permanent secretaries undermining cabinet ministers and was compelled to counsel them so that they can work together to achieve government developmental targets.
“I will not tolerate any more friction between ministers and PSs because they are two sides of the same coin” said President Lungu.
“I will not give you latitude to mess around and cost me in 2021, I would rather sack you now and give the job to people who can do the job, “said President Lungu.