File: Accomodation for many teachers who have been recruited in the districts has remained a major challenge. Here a teacher at Kafue’s Nankanga Basic School settles in his new home

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has advised retired teachers occupying institutional houses at Kabulonga Secondary school to leave before they are evicted from the houses.

Mr Lusambo said retired teachers at Kabulonga Boys and Girls secondary schools will be the next to be evicted after Munali Secondary school to create accommodation space for new and serving teachers.

He said it is regrettable that some people who occupy the houses are not even teachers and wondered how they found themselves occupying the same houses.

“Let them move on their own because if they don’t they will be removed by force. We will not allow people that are no longer serving to occupy those houses”, Mr Lusambo said.

He said time has come for the retired teachers to leave and to allow other teachers to occupy the houses and this exercise will be extended to all the schools in Lusaka.

“Why should we allow teachers to travel long distances from as far as Chongwe, Kafue and Chunga to come and teach at Kabulonga due to lack of accommodation when their houses are being occupied by retirees. When you retire is to leave so that others can occupy the houses”, he said.

He said the Council will also not hesitate to demolish any extensions made to the houses which have become an eyesore in most government houses.

Lusaka City Council and state police recently demolished illegal structures and evicted some retirees who have been residing in Munali secondary school teachers’ compound.

This followed the expiry of a 14 days eviction notice issued to them.

Among the structures brought down were boarding houses.

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    • If one retires or get fired that’s it, no more accomodation.
      The problem was created by MMD who stopped transferring teachers and nurses by forming so-called boards. Meaning teachers are permanently installed at one school, and they “invested” in those houses by renovations and extending structures.
      My cousin is a Clinical officer at same clinic for over 20 years, I wonder if he demolish that wall fence he constructed around the government house when he retires.
      Even minister Chituwo slept at his house, why he never questioned why his house is so beautiful and looks different from a government house?
      This MMD-diehard Lusambo need take case to parliament, than him go about destroying things.

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    • Dont mind this lump of rubbish called Bowman he gets allowances for everything and he now wants to get allowances for campaigning when parliament closes. He knows that when you are out of that house that is it…pay these people their retirement benefits then talk to them dont insult their intelligence…you have funds to inflate works by 200% but no funds for benefits.

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  1. Guys let’s be considerate of other people. Government still hasn’t paid most of these people’s pensions, and you just want to evict them? Pay them their pensions then they can move on. As it is most of them have been waiting for years to get their pension, while dull uneducated, incompetent clowns like lusambo are living in luxury, driving luxury cars at government expense, and thriving in corruption. Awe bane you should have hearts. Or at least have a sense of shame for your shameful deeds

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  2. Payment of terminal benefits to public service workers is mandatory in Zambia. Non payment of terminal benefits to public service workers is not an option in Zambia. Take time to evict unpaid retirees in Zambia. Take time to evict Lungu in Zambia. Zambia is a country where the rule of law may be late but sure to arrive.

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    • Ba PF your 2016-2021 manifesto, among other things, says that you will decentralise and ensure prompt payments of terminal benefits to retirees through established outlets in districts and that you will introduce a formula for monitoring the value of the annuity by taking into account annual inflation. Are you following your manifesto especially on prompt payment? What is the point of boasting about a manifesto if you only use it as a tool to get elected.

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  3. You cannot kick out an employee from an institutional house if they have not been paid their benefits. In this case, have they? Do better LT

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  4. I do not encourage those in employment to concentrate on eating when they surely know that they shall retire. Retirement monies are not meant for experimenting because it only comes once. Many a time retirees have tried to build their final home with the money and have ended getting broke when the house is at window level. Meanwhile they shall continue renting and God knows where to get the money from. Start now while you are still getting a steady income no matter how small and just finish off with the final income. Building +Rent + Food= Broke. Its because you are not generating anymore.

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  5. If something is not yours you cannot make modifications without the consent of the owner. This being being talked about having constructed a wall fence, I hope he had permission from works and supply who are the custodians of GRZ structures. In the first place why not find land and start erecting your own structure?

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  6. Although I am ex Munali boys’ sec sch. I see that there is sense in Lusambo’s statement. These retiree can wait for their pension at their farms, village or elsewhere like any other civil servant does. These people might have not prepared enough for their retirement hence making such an excuse.

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  7. What you do Ba Minister get an update from all Lusaka Schools so that you have a complete list of those retired teachers living in institutional houses in Lusaka.Its like you are only targeting only Munali and Kabulonga yet many have retired 10 years ago but still living in institutional houses

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