President Edgar Lungu has urged the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries to take their work seriously and to take charge of all the assets and public resources as controlling officers of the Ministries and Provinces where they have been assigned to serve.
President Lungu said as controlling officers, Permanent Secretaries should be ready to explain to the Public Accounts Committee at Parliament on the expenditures of their ministries and provinces.
The President said he takes a lot of consultations before appointing controlling officers, in order to ensure that the people appointed have the capacity to oversee government resources and serve the people of Zambia diligently.
The Head of State was speaking when he swore in three new Permanent Secretaries at State House this morning.
The Permanent Secretaries who were sworn in are Chanda Kaziya for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Danies Chisenda for the Ministry of National Development Planning and Daniel Bukali for Western Province.