The newly-appointed Local Government Service Commissioners on Wednesday took oath of office.
Speaking during the opening of their orientation session Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daud urged them to ensure good governance and efficient use of public resources.
She said: “The orientation seeks to equip you [commissioners] with accurate information which will make you more comfortable when discharging your duties.
“It will assist you to adapt fast to your job and you will be more effective.”
Daud encouraged the commissioners to remain committed to performing their roles as guardians of public trust while discharging their duties with integrity and honesty.
The commission is a statutory body established under the Local Government Service Act to manage staff working in local governments including their development, promotion and disciplining.
Commissioner for Oaths, assistant registrar Antony Kapaswiche administered the oaths during the orientation. The newly appointed commissioners, who will serve for two years, are Joseph Njobvuyalema (chairperson), Charles Mandala, Patricia Kainga, Martha Mondiwa and Bonface Munthali.