By Chileshe Mwango

18 civil servants from the Ministry Of General Education have been dismissed for involving themselves in corrupt activities, bribery, fraud and misappropriation of public resources.

Civil Service Commission Secretary Geoffrey Kamfwa has told a media briefing in Lusaka today that this is out of the 22 officers from public service that have been dismissed in the second quarter of 2019 by the Commission for the same offences.

Mr. Kamfwa has also disclosed that 15 officers have been dismissed from the civil service for absenteeism and late coming.

The Civil Service Commission dealt with 1004 human resource cases in the second quarter of 2019 out of which 39 officers were dismissed 12 which were female while males accounted for 27.

The Public Service Commission is established under Section 7 (a) of the Service Commissions Act, Cap 259 of the Laws of Zambia.

The Act empowers the Commission to act in the name of the President of the Republic of Zambia, regarding its operational procedures and to confer powers or assign duties on any officer or authority of the Government for the purpose of discharging its functions.

The Public Service Commission is both a constitutional and statutory body responsible for ensuring that appointments, promotions, discipline and separation of personnel in the Public Service is done in accordance with prescribed guidelines and procedures.

The Commissions ensures integrity, equity and professionalism in the conduct of appointments, promotions, disciplinary control and separations in the Public Service in order to enhance delivery of quality service.

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