CENTRAL Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta has told District Commissioners not to involve themselves in partisan politics.
He said District Commissioners were civil servants and must serve the Government of the day by implementing its policies.
Speaking in Itehzi-Tehzi District when he paid a courtesy call on District Commissioner, Saviour Nala, Mr Mwaliteta said he would not tolerate District Commissioners who wanted to involve themselves in politics in Central Province.
The meeting was also attended by other Government officials and the area Member of Parliament Greyford Monde.
Mr Mwaliteta said it was unfortunate that some District Commissioners were fighting and intimidating members of Parliament by undermining their authority.
He said District Commissioners had a duty to implement Government policies and not to engage in partisan politics as this was derailing development.
“District Commissioners are put in those offices to implement Governments policies and not to fight the area Members of Parliament that were elected by the people and are people’s representatives in Parliament,” Mr Mwaliteta said.
He advised District Commissioners to instead work and support area Members of Parliament in their districts and not to wish for their downfall.
Mr Mwaliteta was in the district on a familiarisation tour in the company of his Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale.