By GIDEON NYENDWA
THE disclosure by Lumezi Member of Parliament, Munir Zulu, suggesting that the government had advertised to recruit health workers at an incomplete building is a wake-up call to the UPND government not to abandon projects that were left by their predecessors, New Congress Party President Pastor Peter Chanda has said.
Pastor Chanda said that the Patriotic Front government had embarked on a robust infrastructure development project in the health sector that the new government needed to pick up and make sure that the projects were complete.
He said that the government should not have rushed the recruitment process in health before they finished the infrastructure that was going to take up those people.
Mr Zulu told parliament last Friday that the government had advertised to recruit a cleaner at Mupingozi health post which was an incomplete building.
Pastor Chanda said without the revelation by Mr Zulu, an innocent person would have applied for that job and wait patiently to be employed in that particular position.
He said that the government should not be in a hurry to impress the people due to the pressure that they were facing because they over promised and if they do not absorb the pressure everything could collapse.
“They should not get excited by the pressure,” he said.
Pastor Chanda also said that the government should be sincere in the way they were going to handle the recruitment process for the 11, 270 health workers to avoid advertising for positions that do not exist at all.
He said that the process of recruitment should be transparent enough so that all stakeholders were satisfied with the process.
Pastor Chanda also said that the recruitment process would not be successful minus completing the various infrastructure projects that were started by the previous regime so as to create the much needed space.