FORMER defence minister George Mpombo says government shouldn’t blame civil servants for its “higgledy-piggledy” performance, arguing that the problem in the current administration is lack of professional experience and qualifications. UPND deputy Secretary General Gertrude Imenda recently stated that most of the embarrassing things happening in government like the late delivery of farming inputs were caused by PF-aligned civil servants. But in an interview, Mpombo said the current government structure ruled out even a remote possibility of sabotage as all key positions were held by UPND-appointed officials. “Laying the blame on civil servants for government’s higgledy-piggledy performance so far is a toe-curling political blame game because the entire top government hierarchy is inundated with UPND appointments. Ministries are headed by…...

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