HH’s trips are beneficial, some PSs travel to just earn allowances – Imenda
By Angela Muchinshi
UPND Deputy Secretary General Gertrude Imenda says people should not compare the President’s trips to the ones undertaken by Permanent Secretaries because some civil servants only travel to earn allowances.
Last week, President Hakainde Hichilema said Permanent Secretaries should not prioritise traveling every week.
But former PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri argued that the President could not condemn his Permanent Secretaries for traveling when he also enjoyed it.
Commenting on Phiri’s remarks in an interview, Monday, Imenda wondered what benefits the Permanent Secretaries’ trips brought to the table compared to the President’s.
“They shouldn’t compare his travels. If a permanent secretary is going to travel to I don’t know where, what is he bringing on the table at the end of that trip? Because a permanent secretary just wants to go and attend whatever [and] come back…