The National Democratic Congress is sadned that workers at the state owned enterprise Zampost have gone for five months without pay.
The NDC is further concerned that Zampost management has not been remitting statutory obligations for its employees to NAPSA and other statutory agencies.
Worst still, Zampost management has failed to pay retirees their outstanding dues and the NDC is urging Government to consider bailing out the postal service firm.
Party Acting spokesperson Misheck Moyo said the advent of information technologies has affected the operations of most postal agencies worldwide.
Mr. Moyo has implored the Zampost board to come up with a viable survival plan to ensure the smooth running of the company.
He said the Zampost board should also work closely with the Industrial Development Corporation IDC in discussing and formulating such a survival strategy for the firm.
“We sympathize with the plight of Zampost employees who are going through extremely trying times. The problems at Zampost are severe. Our position is that the firm be restructured at top management level”, Mr. Moyo added.
He has implored Government to consider undertaking a detailed financial forensic audit at Zampost further demanding that Government undertakes a probe into the alleged disappearance of monies disbursed to the firm in 2014 to pay retirees.
In a statement, Mr. Moyo also expressed concern with the plight of workers at the Times of Zambia and National Housing Authority National Housing Authority who have gone for months without salaries.
He said this is unfair and unfortunate and government should consider bringing private players on board to partner with the two firms.
Mr. Moyo said the problems at the two institutions are seemingly as a result of Gross Mismanagement and bad institutional administration and Government should consider dissolving the management boards at the two firms.
He said Times of Zambia and National Housing Authority can operate as viable entities under the right management.