Kasama residents have appealed to financial institutions to work on their Automated Tailor Machines (ATM) which have stopped operating in the District.
Teddy Chanda told ZANIS in a walk-in interview yesterday that the ATMs were not operating in all the Banks in the District.
He said the situation made him to be in a state of panic as he had no other means of accessing his money from his Bank account.
And Charles Mambwe also said non- operation of ATMs caused him to be stranded in Kasama as he wanted to withdraw the money for transport to go for work in Luwingu but to no avail.
Steven Chewe explained that on weekends people rely on ATM to access their money but what happened yesterday was not pleasing.
Mr. Chewe said he was therefore urging all the financial institutions to work on the problem if they were to maintain confidence from their clients.
And a check by ZANIS found the machines still not working by 18:00 hours yesterday while people waited hopping that the problem would be solved in good time.
Some of the machines had even written notices saying ATM out of order, while others had messages scrolling on ATM screens saying services temporarily closed.
However, efforts to get comments from bank employees proved futile as all the Banks were closed over the weekend.