The Zambia congress of trade unions-ZCTU has called on government to seriously review the recent fuel increment.

ZCTU President, Nkole Chishimba says the union is concerned that the Energy Regulation Board-ERB-rarely reduces the price of fuel even when prices of crude oil on the world market drops.

Mr. Nkole says Government must be sensitive to the plight of the poor when sanctioning any increase in fuel.

The trade unionist leader says the increase in fuel will negatively impact on the living standard of the people given the current economic challenges.

And Youth Aid Zambia Chairperson, Chengu Kachenga has condemned government over the recent increase of fuel prices.

He says it is sad that government has continued subjecting the majority poor Zambians to untold misery amidst the already existing high cost of living.

Mr. Kachenga has charged that President Edgar Lungu and the PF have failed to run the country hence the need to vote them out of power in 2021 general elections.

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  1. Youth Aid chairperson should be careful with his words.

    A chairperson’s language sounds like that of an opposition leader

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    • MY TAKE ON THIS IS THAT THAT, NO SUBSIDIES MEANS SKYROCKETING FUEL PRICES.
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      Subsidyeconomics! This phenomenon passes everything that is happening on the comodity international market down to your illfilled pocket. Just push them for their fake promise “more money in ya pockets. You resoundingly echo ” he will fix it; How? By introducing subsidies? Well then his policies will be termed subsidypolicies. All countries fix subsidies on things that matter. I wanna learn from the current regime; if global oil prices skyrocketed to alarming levels, would the economy pack? Kindly institute threshholds. This line of thought is good on mineral taxes then.

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    • What is ZCTU?
      Is this chi useless bunch of people still there?
      what a waste of time and money a very inactive lot!

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  2. Look at the name, look at the hate, look at the baseless unjustified comment. Doesn’t sound familiar? Must be a member of that tribal carbal , that one which I always sees nothing good in anything. Will not name it this time, but its leader comes of his weeklong slumber to make a press briefing of wild allegations every monday. The one who has completely lost his chances of ever ruling this country due to hatred and childishness and empty political rhetoric.

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    • Only the PF rats celebrate at fuel price reductions on the global markets becuase they know the other pf rats will not reduce corresponding prices at the pump to pass on reductions to Zambians , instead these parasitic pf rats will be enriching themselves….

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  3. If the crude oil on international market has increased then fuel prices upwards adjustment is justifiable. In the same spirit when fuel prices at International markets drops then this effect must be translated in local fuel reduction .This is when ERB must prove to be lelevant. Talking about voting out the government in 2021 is childish and un reasonable .it’s a long time and people need to feed and pay bills .the ZCTU does not seem to have a solution to the problem but playing politics.sad indeed.

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  4. ONLY rich people own cars hence no need to complain PRICE hikes, what Government needs to do is charge different rates ..PUBLIC TRANSPORT FUEL PRICE BE LOWER THAN PERSONAL TO HOLDER CARS PUBLIC TRANSPORT MEANS ANY VEHICLE PAINTED IN THE OFFICIAL COLORS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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  5. Poverty has killed unionism. The 1st assignment for labour leaders after elections is to look for a plot and start building. Some MUZ leaders behaved like Hichilema during the sale of mines. There was a scramble for houses. ZCTU died with FTJ. Workers endure poor conditions because of greedy leaders

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