Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has told officials from the Lusaka City Council and provincial administration to stick to their “realms” as they discharge their duties.

Speaking when he addressed the provincial permanent secretaries, the DC, the mayor and LCC councillors at his office in Lusaka, Monday, Lusambo advised them to be united but to stick to their lanes.

“So as a provincial minister, I am not expecting anything less than working together and add value to the development of our province. We have a lot of projects and if we are united, I can assure you that we will achieve that, but if we want to work individually, we will see that we won’t develop, we won’t achieve our goal. And in each organization, the paramount theme is respect, you have to respect one another. If you are showing disrespect to your offices, there is no one that will come and respect your offices. You need to respect one another and give us that picture that the Lusaka City Council is united and [people] are ready to work. And we all know our responsibilities. And the President has been encouraging all ministers to keep our realm. Let the mayor work as a mayor, let the deputy mayor work as a deputy mayor [and] let the councillors work as councillors,” Lusambo said.

He said he would not tolerate anything less than hard work among office bearers.

“I want to encourage each one of you that if you want to see a better Lusaka, if you want to see better constituencies, better roads, good constituencies, good health facilities, you just have to work as a team. We are all PF councillors and we are pushing the same agenda, the manifesto of our party here and we are pushing the manifesto under the humble leadership of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Commander in Chief of Armed forces. That is the agenda we are pushing. We are pushing his vision, all of us including the permanent secretaries, the dictrict commissioners, the council chairpersons, the mayor, all of us have to tap in Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s vision. The people of Zambia voted for His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in 2016 to administer the affairs of this nation on their behalf,” said Lusambo.