Chinsali Municipal Council in Muchinga Province workers have joined in the on-going countrywide go slow. The council workers who have joined other local authorities in the country are demanding for their three month’s salary arrears.

The workers lamented that they are failing to make ends meet due to the salary arrears owed to them by the local government which has now entered 4 months for workers in division 1 while those in division 2, 3 and 4 are owed 3 months arrears.

The workers also complained that they are also failing to pay house rentals adding that their landlords are on their necks.

The workers have further demanded for the removal of the Local Government Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr. Bishop Ed Chomba whom they have accused of failing to take care of their welfare and pay them on time.

And a check by the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) this morning at Chinsali Municipal Council found some workers seating under the trees while those in the offices were busy chatting.

About 64 local authorities in the country are on go slow demanding for their salary arrears.

Meanwhile, Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union (ZULAWU) could not be contacted by press time as they were locked up in a meeting with Management over the same issue.

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    • Iyee ba Sharon. The Chinsali municipality, along with a lot of entities in the country are insolvent. Simple and clear. In sane countries they rank capacity by grading. Most of these municipalities would be village councils by now, run by a competent administrator from the capital; this is the only way they would source financing from the central government.

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  1. Oh Yes and the Cadres are saying ni Lungu chabe come 2021, only an illiterate person who does not ready the affairs of the country and understand will vote like that for PF.

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  2. This Sharon woman ni chipuba zoona, everything wrong currently you have to find a way to spin to HH. The story is council workers country wide going without salaries for months. Please feel pity for others. At times it’s good to stop politicking and be sensible. You and me live in the USA maybe, and you know we get paid on the DOT . Why cant zambians reason is simple the money councils are supposed to collapse revenue to run affairs and pay salaries is being collected by party cadres in pf

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  3. How can these guy get there salaries when the markets, bus stations are managed by cadres, its just not possible…the same places that can pay off these workers are managed by cadres, so who is winning. I dont see the sense at all we have failed to govern ourselves.

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  4. @Honest, well said. Matter of fact soon as the housing stock was sold in the early 1990s the Councils needed to have very tight control and oversight of public spaces like markets and other utilities that are now a cash cow of political parties in power each time. I can tell you the truth that as soon as power changes cadres will hand over this cash cow to the incoming party, whichever it will be. Fyabupuba fye pa Zed.

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