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Dumping capable people, employing useless ones

Chipata Catholic Bishop George Lungu says corruption has made capable people to be dumped while those that are useless are given jobs.

No, Bishop Lungu got it wrong that totally useless people are being employed. They are not useless; they can be used as a bad example.

Bishop Lungu says the country could not develop economically, spiritually and socially if corruption was rampant.

“Christians, if you believe in Jesus Christ, if we all believe in Christ and if we connive with the forces of evil, I can assure you it will be difficult to enter the Kingdom of God. If these things happen under our noses, we see what is happening and we connive…and after that we sing Jesus is born; He is not born, if He is born, you wouldn’t be tolerating corruption under your nose,” Bishop Lungu said. “A poor person is the one who suffers whenever there is corruption. If you believe in Christ, there is no any other force which could defeat you…If you believe in God, you know that Christ is on the side of the poor.”

Where there’s corruption, merit suffers. The most inept and most shrewd, rather than the most competent and the most honest, are given public jobs. In an honest process, virtue opens a way for itself, merit prospers , and convincing, greed and cheating fail.

Corrupt leaders do not like incorruptible, honest and progressive people and don’t hire them. By merit, not favoritism, shall we attain our ends.

The government must employ people based on their capability, honesty and merit.

When recruiting or making promotions, the government employees must evaluate people on their merit and hard work and not on aspects that are irrelevant to their performance.

They say charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, said, “True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”

Get your government job, appointment on your merit, not your ethnicity, skin colour or political affiliation. Be wary of anyone who intentionally ignores another person’s record of deeds or work history simply to impose their own favoured person, personal agenda. Such a person’s judgment lacks merit. Without a conscience, there is no truth in them.

Merit is better than miracles. When we over-emphasise miracles, we are saying people could get something without qualification and merit. Being employed on merit is better than favour.

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