Edgar Lungu says PF does not want to spill blood over civl servants demonstrations

Edgar Lungu says PF does not want to spill blood over civl servants demonstrations

Home Affairs minister Edgar Lungu says his government does not want to spill blood over the impending demonstrations by civil servants.
Edgar-Lungu-sideLungu also says Zambians civil servants are the best paid in the region.
Lungu has therefor warned the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leadership against proceeding with a planned march on Parliament saying it is illegal.
“…Zambian public workers as at the end of last month became among the highest paid in the entire region taking home more money than before without having to demonstrate or march.”
Mr Lungu said his office is trying to establish who could have “erroneously” given ZCTU a permit to march on Parliament instead of having an ordinary meeting.
“I have spoken to the Inspector General of police [Stella Libongani] and she knows nothing about a march on Parliament so I don’t know where this despondency is coming from.”
Lungu said the PF government under President Sata has demonstrated that it can settle differences without spilling blood.
Public workers are not happy with a number of things including poor wages, wage freeze for years, increasing the retirement age to 65, paying retirees monthly as opposes to the established system of lamp-some payment etc… and have therefore resolved to take to the streets.
But the government prefers to talk to long serving traitors like Leonard Hikaumba and Joyce Nonde who are easy to compromise.
Once the civil servants allow the Hikaumbas and Nondes to go and drink tea with PF officials under the pretence of representing workers, then the workers should know that it’s game over; their ‘representatives will have more money in their pockets.
In the picture, Edgar Lungu looking fat these days, but why is he talking about spilling blood?

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