Chief Executive John Lee on Sunday called on civil servants to vote in the upcoming District Council elections, noting that they have sworn to support the government in implementing its policies.
Speaking at an event to drum up support for next Sunday's elections among civil servants and their families, the CE described the elections as the "last mile" in improving the electoral system after social unrest in 2019.
"Civil servants are the backbone of the government and your oath clearly states that you want to serve the community and support the administration in implementing policies," he said.
"Civil servants have a responsibility to support the government in implementing its policies, and the revamp of the District Council system is an important government policy."
Lee reiterated that civil servants should set a good example by voting, as society is watching to see if they are fulfilling their civic responsibilities.
"I hope you can influence those around you, and that your relatives and friends will also fulfil their civic responsibilities," he said.