Chipata city council workers still not paid

Chipata city council workers still not paid



Chipata City Council Workers have threatened to withdraw labour if the local authority does not clear their 8 months salary arrears.

The workers have accused the Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union (ZULAWU) and Fire Services Union of Zambia of failure to represent them.

They have bemoaned the high levels of injustice since 2018
The council workers have demanded nothing less but their salaries as their families have suffered enough.
And the Fire Services Union of Zambia Chipata Chairperson Valentine Mulenga has yet again appealed to President Edgar Lungu to intervene in their plight.

Mr. Mulenga says the Council alone cannot manage to offset the K17 Million bill.

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    Zambian 2 weeks ago

    Why should the government get involved in paying the salaries under this scenario?
    This is not a situation of incapacity to pay, it is gross negligence by Council management. If you were paying but had shortfalls then maybe it would make some sense to seek assistance not the way things stand.

    I live in Chipata, this council and its officers are always travelling, especially its Directors. They are always on the move and surprisingly money is always found for them.

    Have the directors and senior management also not been getting paid and not been drawing their travel allowances?

    If you go to the council, it is filled with unproductive and bloated workforce. Even a tiny office has 4 or 5 memebers of staff who are just seated, doing nothing.

    Service delivery is ZERO.
    Actual grass in growing on the newly constructed Highway along the curb stones because it has not been swept for months.

    We may have a new TC in office so he is not to blame but he needs to over haul the system. We need an active and bulldozer TC with support from government to protect him from intimidation.

    Otherwise we the Citizens of Chipata should STOP paying any kind of fees or levies to the council because we are not getting any value for money.

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    The PF hv made corruption acceptable even to certain elements in the clergy of Zambia.

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    Blago 2 weeks ago

    It will be sad if PF gets even 25% of the vote. No serious thinking person should vote for these mwankoles!

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    Citizen 2 weeks ago

    You see, this is what we are talking about! Why should Zambians vote for PF again? Shall we say, Eastern used to be PF stronghold….? We know you have juggled the numbers in the viters’ register, but this won’t save you any longer! The whole of Zambia has become UPND stronghold. PF Kuya Bebele!

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    That’s what you get when you get PF into power: they pay their corrupt cadres handsomely but hardworking civil servants get nothing for 8 months! And you really want to keep this party in power come August?