Patriotic Front secretary general Davies Mwila has asked District Commissioners and civil servants in newly-created districts staying in other areas other than designated ones to move and live with the people and or resign.

According to a statement issued by PF media director Sunday Chanda yesterday, Mwila said this after touring newly created Mitete District where the District Commissioner Alfred Muyato and other civil servants designated to the area are still working from Lukulu District across the Zambezi River.

“Why should people move from here to go and see their DC in Lukulu? The DC is supposed to be stationed here in Mitete so that you run to him with all your problems, I will give you an example, if there is any empowerment like women empowerment or youth empowerment, how do you get the forms?” asked Mwila.

“Because you may think that government is not working but we are working, there are programmes, what about social cash transfer? How does he monitor that? We are talking about village funding, you can’t know because the officers are in Lukulu, how do you know? The issue of civil servants, who is going to supervise the teachers? Because once the DC is here, even the civil servants who are misbehaving, I can tell you they will change.”

Mwila said it was the PF policy that civil servants must stay with the people to ensure infrastructure development was fast-tracked for the benefit of the people.

He also addressed party structures in Lukulu District, urging them to unite and promote the party manifesto.

Mwila was accompanied by MCCs Peter Kazhila, Frank Bwalya, and Kebby Mbewe.

Michael Sata declared Mitete a district in 2012.