-1 C
Alba Iulia
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Building material loan scheme progressing well-BETUZ

General News Building material loan scheme progressing well-BETUZ

The Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) has described as a success the building material loan scheme which was launched in 2003.

BETUZ Secretary General Jeffrey Simuntala says seven hundred and thirty three thousand Kwacha has since been spent on the building loan scheme.

Mr. Simuntala told ZANIS that the teacher union was targeting to reach two thousand teachers by the end of this year.

He explained that two hundred and thirty five teachers have so far benefited from the time the loan project was launched.

The union leader says the number of beneficiaries keeps increasing as the programme is aimed at empowering teachers to build their own houses before they retire.

He said more teachers belonging to the union have shown interest to receive subsidized building materials once some teachers are weaned off the programme.

Mr. Simuntala said one major challenge faced was that of teachers grappling with acquiring plots on which to build the houses.

He however said the union has since engaged the district councils countrywide to assist the union members in acquiring plots on which to build teacher houses.

[Read 93 times, 1 reads today]
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Churches urge government to declare food crisis to unlock international help

Churches in Zambia have called on the government of the country to declare a food crisis to unlock international...

Africa Confidential reports that Construction of Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station in limbo as China halts funding

The Construction of the $2bn Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station, which was expected to start generating power this year, is stalled after Zesco failed...

Screen Chinese nationals in Zambia for the “mysterious” New Corona virus, UPND demands

The opposition UPND says it is concerned about the outbreak of a virus in China and its possible spread to Zambia. “We would like...

Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga sent packing

Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga has been placed on a 30 day forced leave. He was forced to vacate his office for incompetency and...

Zambia and Angola need to implement the signed agreements, not much has been done-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has said that there is a need for Zambia and Angola to actualize the signed agreements in an effort to cement...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 17 times, 1 reads today]