Former Kafue Textile of Zambia workers occupying company flats say they are fed up with government’s delay in selling them the houses despite having the sold the company to investors.
The aggrieved workers who have since formed a committee to help them speed up the process of buying the flats ,said they are in process of taking to the streets to demonstrate on the issue.
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview today , Chairman of the committee Anthony Kintu said they where suppose to have bought the houses in 2004 when they were given a 50percent of their benefits but this did not happen.
Mr. Kintu said the offer for the houses were suppose to be deducted from the 50 percent but since the KTZ flats where under the Zambia Privatization agency ZPA, there where issues of creditors to be finalized.
He said those KTZ workers who resides in the INDECO estate houses had their offer dedicated from their 50 percent and they immediately became legal owners of the houses they resided in.
Mr. Kintu told ZANIS that they were told that this finalization will not take long and they could soon be legal owners of the flats , he said it has now been four years and the offers have still not been given.
He said that they have since been to the ministry of commerce and the ministry of finance but they were told that cabinet office will authorize the release of their offers . he said they have waited for the release of the offers but in vain.
One of the angry residents Mr. Bydon Gondwe wondered why the government managed to give residents in Nitrogen chemicals of Zambia NCZ flats their offers to allow them to buy the houses when the KTZ Flats residents were the first to be told that they were going to by their houses.
Mr Gondwe said it was surprising because NCZ has not been sold but they have managed to buy their houses without any problems but with KTZ which has been sold , they have to go through all this trouble .
He said government should tell the residents if they are not eligible to the houses.He said if government does not want to give them the houses , the residents should be told whom they want to give to.