The Petauke Town Council in Eastern Province has received over K600, 000 grant from government to pay salary arrears to workers.
Petauke Town Council Secretary, Greenford Sikazwe has confirmed told ZANIS that K 624,785.30 has been released to the local authority this week, to facilitate salaries for council workers.
Mr Sikazwe said the money has been channelled towards the payment of February 2019 salaries for Division One, Two, Three and Four workers plus councillors and casual workers.
Mr Sikazwe however explained that the council had earlier generated a total amount of K217, 829 from its revenue as top up to the grant received to meet its monthly net pay for all the workers.
He assured the workers that they will soon receive their salaries for the month of March as soon as government releases another grant.