Sata Commended for Firing Striking Nurses

sataZambia Youth Association in the Fight Against Corruption (ZYAFAC) has commended president Michael Sata for dismissing the nurses who went on strike.
ZYAFAC Executive Director Rickson Kanema has told Qfm News that his organization is not ashamed for having called on President Sata to dismiss the workers for failing to beat the ultimatum given to them to go back to work.

Mr. Kanema explains that it is unfortunate that the nurses did not consider the many patients who desperately needed their services when they staged a 10 day strike.

He has since called on other nurses that have remained in the service to ensure that they deliver to the expectations of government than taking the patients for granted.

And Mr. Kanema says there is need for the ministry of Health to come up with drastic measures to get rid of all health workers who put money as first priority at the neglect innocent patients.

39 Responses to "Sata Commended for Firing Striking Nurses"

  1. ck   December 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    This a mr kanema guy also,,can a nurse deliver a good service wen on an empty stomach? Be real.

  2. JM   December 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    When they were on strike, those guys to manage standing and shouting for salary increment they must have eaten, so what you are saying CK is not real, they deserve it,imagine it was your relative admitted and those nurses shouting nonsense outside and your relative battling for life inside does it sound helpful.Work first Money later

  3. Assad   December 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Kanema, wabe…….tole.

  4. icinshikululwa   December 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    The action of our nurses reveled the mind of a person uwikwite more than enough. The heart pride alwayz points to distraction; nursez are not the only onez working to get more money, we have more hamble gorvament workerz. Now, you showed us your staborniness pa mwela; come again, we are weting to see you dancing on our headlinz. Insansa shinya ubulanda, mumembe eminine aletelela abekele. Muleicefyako bane; you are not politicianz?

  5. ck   December 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Bane..if u hav gone abroad, u wil appreciate wat our own nurses do here in Zambia..u wil find 1 nurse against 30 to 40 patients in a ward..all depend on her..and 1 nurse at a rural health centre managing a community of abt 5000 to 10000 pipo in shangombo..or in nchelenge..bt abroad whch nurse can do o dat work our own do? The patient nurse ratio is too too high..here in zambia.Ladies and gentlemen..firing is not a solution..a nurse is a mainstay of de hospital.

  6. nshilimubemba   December 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I would advice that those nurses who were in that strike ,be given chance to go and work I rural areas and let those in the rural places to come and work in the city give them those vacancies , allow those in shangombo nabwalya katete etc , come to lusaka especialy if they are dedicated to their work

  7. Tas   December 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

    undstng yo economy b4 sayn nrs abroad r getng ths nd dat.lyf is precious bane.nxt tym “ba Sata”nrs who r raf wth patients shd b fired!

  8. Tas   December 5, 2013 at 2:00 am

    undstnd yo economy b4 sayn nrs abroad r getng ths nd dat.lyf is precious bane.nxt tym “ba Sata”nrs who r raf wth patients shd b fired!

  9. bennito mussolini   December 5, 2013 at 2:16 am

    mr prsdnt w thnk u 4 firing thz incurabl idiots of th lwst lvl.aftr lo w gat plent of thm roomng th strts n th ken do us a btr job kos of ths gud deterent to wud b nuisens strikerz.

  10. jo   December 5, 2013 at 3:03 am

    This is classic when a total failure hiding in the name of some stupid organization can have the guts to insults well trained and serving members of the society. The day this idiot will be ailing and asking a health worker to attend to him.., tell him to go back and cure himself. What makes him sing praise to some lunatic leader if he is not using stomach and hunt for money! One wonders who gives such an imbecile platform to talk crap. Get rid of failures in some of these NGOs with no head but just using stomach to think!

  11. JOHN PONDO   December 5, 2013 at 4:01 am

    SOME OF THESE SO CALLED NGOs ARE SPONSORED CONGOLESE. THE BEST THE GOVT CAN DO IS TO INVEST IN THE HEALTH SECTOR. ANYWAY, UKWA HAS INDIA AND UK FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION AND CHANGING OF HIS URINE BAGS. THE WORST IS YET TO COME UNDER THIS LEADERSHIP. 2016, BANTU BAZAPAYANA COZ UKWA WILL REF– USE TO LEAVE STATE HO– USE.

  12. copala   December 5, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Iwe Kanema, wat a youth..U wil understand wen u get sick and go a private hospital only to b taken care by same fired nurse. Shame on u.

  13. rupiah   December 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

    batumfweko.

  14. Dacra   December 5, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Firing is not the solution people should learn to talk we understand that the nurses were promised that come october 2013 the salaries will be hiked after the complained over the september salary hike the got.Now when the saw things were not happening the had to sit and wait for the promise. people our nurses some work like hell we should ask the PF to bring our nurses back coz we have a shortfall already and then we fire some its not the answer.

  15. ZAX   December 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

    lack of organized leadership caused the strike. leave nurses alone the Govm should just work on there mistakes and spare the lives of innocent people.

  16. Q WEBS   December 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

    mr kanema or wateva you call yourself,it’s jst b’coz u’ve never thot of how important nrses are.get thoz nrses back to work or else…

  17. uwakaele   December 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Kanema ulicipuba! Anyway we know u r sponsored by the same fools who can tel others not to fire people and do the contrary. Foolish!!

  18. MP   December 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Takwata amano uyu chatile you are busy supporting thoise pipo who goes to Indian to see a urologist while we have a lot of them at UTH

  19. silent voice   December 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    KANEMA CIKALA COBO,REMEMBER U SWINDLED YOUTHS IN KALULUSHI IN 2003,U REA JUST A CIKALA,I WONDER Y PIPO SHUD EVEN SPEND TIME LISTENING TO POOR AND FINISHD PIPO LIKE U,U THINK BY SAYING THAT UKWA WILL GIVE U SOMETHING,ANYWAY MULIFIPUBA BONSE,BIRDS OF THE SAME FURTHER FLOCK 2GETHER,U ARE A NOBODY CIKALA COBE””””””

    • itakanya   December 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      iwe chikala tawakwata ituyaa pakuti uletuka umunobe bukala bwanama

  20. Zedpoorpeople   December 5, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Kanema find a better way to seek a job from the govt. It is clear you do not mean well, recall these same nurses will attend to you when you fall seek as you do not qualify to be taken overseas for treatment.

  21. bufufwa   December 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

    nurses get more than accountants true o false?

  22. afcon phiri   December 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

    DESPITE THE WORK LOAD NURSES SHUD HAVE A HUMAN HEART. IT IS INHUMAN TO SIT OUTSIDE WHILST OTHER HUMAN BEINGS ARE LOSING LIVES.

    HEARTLESS NURSES NEEDED TO BE FIRED. WE NEED NURSES WITH A HEART TO SAVE LIVES.

  23. afcon phiri   December 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

    GOV’T BEGGED THESE NURSES TO RESUME WORK, THEY REF– USED. FIRING THEM IS RIGHT.

    THEY ARE IN UTH FOR MONEY ONLY;THEY HAVE NO HEARTS FOR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS.

    THEY HAVE NO PARTION TO SAVE LIVES.ONLY THOSE WITH HEARTS TO SAVE LIVES SHUD BE ACCEPTED BACK.

  24. T S   December 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This chap has got no morals and he is riding in the name of an organisation which should been the back bone,the pillar of right morals in the sociate but he is corrupt he himself.He represents himself and not youths of this country.Why do we even have such chaps on this planet for heaven’sake.

  25. Oaks   December 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    wel dne goverment let dis b a lesson 2 others.

  26. WEBO EE   December 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    How does unmotivated medical staff perform to our expectation without incentive? Remember they are there to save lives as well as earn a living.

  27. mailoni brother   December 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Grz should recruite the countless nurses who are jobless and recall the retired and put them on contracts.then the selfish ones who are just in it for money will have competotion.

  28. jak   December 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    imediatly wen pf came into powr nrses were gvn 100%incrmnt wen othr civil servnt got 15%.but look at them now?all workrs are imprtnt.but fogv them jst worn them.

  29. jak   December 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    imediatly aftr pf came into powr nrses were gvn 100%incrmnt wen othr civil servnt got 15%.but look at them now?all workrs are imprtnt.but fogv them jst worn them.

  30. lihule road   December 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Iwe chikala kanema,kulandafye if you want a job kuli UKWA,ulelandafye ifyamumatako fye fyekafye,fuck you chikala waumfwa,itole

  31. Twiggyjinx   December 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Let them stay fired then we will charge the govt for genocide or crime against humanity.

  32. uwakaele   December 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Ba afcon wateva, can you continue ukuya kumabala when your mother and father haven’t been giving you enough food despite telling you they will be doing so? Think man!!

  33. Mukombe Wamano   December 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I thought Government stopped SHOPRITE from firing striking workers on an illegal strike what is the diffrent. Is it because they are Government okay i understand Animal Farm indeed

  34. Samuel.S   December 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I wud like 2 sympathize with nursez nd m/wives 4 their hard nd distres time as they fetch 4 their new challenging jobs or as they go 2 their villages.pliz each time you re grieved learn 2 follow right channels or procedures.

  35. Piss off   December 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Now am really pissed off bad move man bad move better check your position

  36. Truth   December 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I lost my sista coz there was no one to attend to her wen she was in labour .rip to my niece and the mother

  37. student   December 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    It has come to my attention that most of the people commenting on this issue are riffrafs,dander heads who cant analyse this issue of nurses from economical point of view…i think pipo nid to be sensitised about monetory polices and many more issues to do with the country’s economy. The president made a very wise decision. if nurses chose their careers based on marginal revenue beta pursue programs that permmit so e.g engineering, law or accounts.

  38. Frustrated   December 8, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Rememba if u not a nurse,ur child.niece,nephew,or relatv will be n c if ul carelessly open ur mouth to yap….