Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Wamunyima Muwana listens to LA Fast Foods Managing Director Ahmed Patel while Lusaka DC Arshwel Kampengele and Lusaka Province DPS Bright Nundwe looks on during an on the spot check at LA Fast Foods Long Acres
Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Wamunyima Muwana listens to LA Fast Foods Managing Director Ahmed Patel while Lusaka DC Ashell Kampengele and Lusaka Province DPS Bright Nundwe looks on during an on the spot check at LA Fast Foods Long Acres

Lusaka district commissioner Ashell Kampengele has warned companies that are not complying with the labour laws that they risk having thems closed or business permits revoked.

Mr. Kampengele said this after an impromptu tour of selected companies in Lusaka this morning to check on the compliance levels of the minimum wage.

The district Commissioner said he took this action following numerous complaints from employees at various companies in the district.

Mr. Kampengele has since given a two weeks ultimatum to companies that are paying their workers below the minimum wage depending on the various categories of workers.

He has called on employers to be realistic with the wages they are giving their workers who he said are failing to live a decent life.

The DC has also called on companies to desist from casualization as this was a drawback to fighting poverty.

And Acting Lusaka principal Labour officer Tamara Namakobo has also implored employers against bringing foreign workers at the expense of the locals especially on services that can be offered locally.

Ms. Namakobo noted that adherence levels to the minimum wage have dwindled adding that this calls for more sensitizations by her office.

She however said that due to inadequate man power at her office, they have been unable to conduct effective, regular checkups and sensitizations adding that most of the employers are ignorant about the required minimum wage and conditions of service.

Among the companies that the DC inspected were Dar farms, CR Holdings, Fibro Tiles enterprise and Seba Foods Zambia Limited.

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  1. Bwana DC, wages are paid from profits, and all business people are struggling to run businesses with the fall of the kwacha, fuel etc; have you thought about how many people will be unemployed by your action; please consider the action you are threatening to take; already there is mass unemployement in the country:

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    • This is laughable indeed. A monkey in maize field accusing another monkey of stealing maize!

      There are no labour laws to adhere to under PF. Most people are now confused as to which labour laws to follow when Sata the president lies to his workers and when they protest he fires then with impunity. Most of the violators of labour laws are PF minions at the helm of power. They intimidate their workers that even if they report , no one will listen because they are the “BOMA”.

      At last our cries have being heard in heaven. Not long from now Sata will be no more and Zambia shall be free again.

      Once Sata dies I will start packing in preparation for coming home to establish my high tech design and manufacturing company.

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    • Wanzelu Zambia does not need a height tech college in I’d!0cy and $tup!dity of which are are graduate. Keep that to yourself and your family abroad. Luf0n0!

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    • @Chekov

      You Kasai or Mwachusa, what can you tell me?. Zambia is my land even if I am a British citizen. I am coming home to flash you foreign infestors from my land. If you bought your citizenship or your parents bought citizenship, we will conduct genetic screening to see how far back your relatives have been in Zambia to be considered Zambian.

      When I come I use my hard earned money. I won’t come there to beg for contracts from a broke government. Once set up , I will make my money through designing , manufacturing and exporting high tech products globally. So its not up to you PF minions to block me.

      Not you, not even Sata, can block me from coming home and do what my heart desires.

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  2. Ba kampengele do you even know the MW? Y not just shut up? What business do you run yourself?

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  3. I wonder whether there is a job description for a District Commissioner. The title of District Cadre would be more appropriate!

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  4. give times of zambia salary and than sart saying lobour laws for what . dc pliz u ar the poeple who are makeing president to get sick give peple what thy want pliz ,

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