Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has warned that Civil Servants intending to contest in next year’s general elections who have not resigned by 30th November 2020 as directed by Secretary to Cabinet risk not being adopted if they resigned later.
He was speaking yesterday when he addressed the media at the Party Secretariat.
“I wish to inform the general public that following the guidance of the circular given by the government of the Republic of Zambia, all civil servants and public service workers including those serving in foreign mission, quasi government institutions, grant aided institutions and state owned enterprises, who wish to contest in the 2021 elections must resign from public service,” he said.
Mr. Mwila said the demands are meant to protect the integrity and impartiality of the public service as it implements government programmes before, during and after elections.
“The Patriotic Front will not entertain any civil servant or public officer who will not comply with government directives,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General said the ruling party will continue to engage the Electoral Commission of Zambia on the need to address the many challenges facing the mobile voter registration exercise.
Low staffing levels and faulty or inadequate kits have led to several challenges in the process among them, the slow manner in which the exercise is being conducted.
Mr Mwila has however called on PF members and sympathizers countrywide not to be discouraged but find time to register as voters in order to participate in next year’s elections.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mwila has announced that the party will next month hold provincial conferences in Southern and Western provinces.