Some members of the United Party for National Development (UPND) in Kasempa have called for the removal of the Kasempa council secretary Stanley Chunga, the council treasurer and his deputy as well as some other members of staff.
This was during presentation of a petition letter presented to the Kasempa Town council chairperson Brian Kakonkanya.
According to the petition letter, Mr. Chunga has been accused of failing to declare the collected revenue from hired front end loader which was purchases using the constituency development fund (CDF).
The council secretary has also been accused of failing to widen revenue base for the local authority which has resulted to failure to provide better services to the public.
Mr. Chunga has also been accused of failing to provide required supervision to members of staff to an extent where some members of staff state away from work without permission.
“You have also allowed the deployment of casual workers from other districts thereby denying our local people employment,” reads the letter in part.
He has further been accused of failing to make available the 20 percent local government equalisation fund for capital projects thereby denying the people of Kasempa development.
The letter has also warned other public officers to risk being sent away from Kasempa if they fail to operate in accordance to demands of their duties.
But when contacted for a comment, council chairperson Brian Kakonkanya could not make a comment but only confirmed being in receipt of the petition letter.
He indicated that the matter is being investigated and that an appropriate time, a statement will be issued.
“All I can say is that yes I have received a petition letter, and investigations have been instituted to establish the truth and we are consulting with relevant offices to see how the issue can be sorted out,” he said.