A total of 23,000 local authority retirees across the country have not been paid their full terminal benefits.
Zambia Local Authorities Retirees and Pensioners Association (ZALARPA) National Secretary Sellah Sakayi said of the 23,000, only 10,000 retirees have been paid partially while 13,000 are awaiting their full benefits.
Mrs. Sakayi told ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka yesterday and appealed to government through the Ministry Local Government and Housing to speed up the process of paying the said retirees.
And Mrs. Sakayi disclosed that her association will soon engage the Ministry Local Government and Housing to discuss the matter.
She said other key stakeholders from Copperbelt, Central and other provinces across the country have also been invited to the meeting.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Sakayi has called on government to operationalise the much anticipated and talked about pension reforms.