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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Unpaid ZSIC retirees endorse HH for 2021

Headlines Unpaid ZSIC retirees endorse HH for 2021

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat

“Over 127 out of 1,100 former Zambia State Insurance Corporation employees have been died between 1991 and 2019 without collecting their retirement packages”, says ZSIC retirees national Chairman Pule Mwila.

Mr Mwila since called on the UPND to take a keen interest in their plight once it forms government in 2021.

Mr Mwila said the former ZSIC workers that were retrenched on 30th April 1991 have undergone untold misery and suffering leading to premature deaths, breaking of marriages, failure for children to start or complete their education while hunger and subsequent poor health have characterised the team that has been neglected by successive governments including the Patriotic Front.

He said terminal benefits amounting to over 34 million have remained unpaid since 1991 adding that the Committee has been at pains in the past 29 years to restrain the members against street demonstrations which would lead to violence and loss of life.

“Mr President, this culture of treating people that have made positive contribution to national development for many years should come to an end. This team here built Premium House in Lusaka, Mpundwa House in Ndola, Mukuni in Kabwe and many other investments. The way we have been treated for 29 years makes us wonder if truly the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation is biblical or a tool for suppression,” Mr Mwila said.

He added, “October 18th has no significance on us as fasting has becoming a natural phenomenon for us. We have had 29 years of patience but time to react has come. We are now ready for anything and repercussions”, he told UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his National Management Committee at the Party Secretariat.

Mr Mwila has appealed to Mr. Hichilema and the UPND to help in rescuing the country from a greedy and selfish cadre of leaders.

He pledged to rally the huge team of retirees nationwide behind the UPND towards 2021 saying whoever looks after their interest shall remain their friend as they were a large group that cannot be ignored.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat

And Mr Hichilema says the PF should not heap the blame on past governments for its failure to pay the retirement packages as that is a responsibility of a sitting government.

He pledged to make the issue as one of his first responsibilities when the UPND assumes office.

President Hichilema said the government has enough resources to pay off the K34 million terminal benefits but it was the lack of political will on the part of the government to undertake such a payment.

“For 29 years, these people have been struggling without anyone paying an interest. It is not correct for the PF to say this is an MMD problem. The government of the day is the major shareholder in all parastatal companies and it doesn’t make economic sense for the PF to tell us that this is the MMD problem. These guys in PF have the capacity to pay out the K 34 million owed to our retirees but they just lack the interest in addressing the welfare of the majority Zambians, not only the retirees.“

“How can a normal government opt to buy a Presidential jet at over $ 100 million instead of attending to the plight of the retirees? What is needed for our friends here is merely a small amount as compared to what was spent towards the pleasure of one individual and a few of his selfish friends. We pledge to prioritise the paying of retirees once in government because we know that the money is available. But we shouldn’t wait for that long as people will die. More children will fail to get into school or complete their education. We join the rest of the country in demanding that government immediately pays the retirement packages to ZSIC and other retirees.”

“Mr Mwila, our hearts pour out to you and your team. This surely has been a difficult time for you. We are with you now and forever”, the UPND President added.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema greets ZSIC retirees who called on him at the party secretariat

 

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43 COMMENTS

  1. ZSIC was made of 99.9% of tongas and Lozis employees.I remember working at this parastatal and my boss was Mr Sikalundu Managing Director for Zcis General he was fond of greeting any employee in Tonga and Lozis languages.

    • How can this be? ZSIC has never gone out of business. There’s something amiss here. It’s hard for me to believe this. Anyway, this is not a normal country.

    • The PF govt has failed and Edgar Lungu has admitted in his own words that there is nothing much he can do. The sooner Zambians realize the Edgar is a complete failure and total disaster the better.

    • You are an idi-ot. There was never any managing director by the name Sikulunda.
      ZSIC shall be closed. It has nothing to offer. Retirees should have got a judgement against ZSIC and sent ballifs to wash it clean. Mwila is a joker as is Fake employee Kwacha.
      Stop cheap lies

    • Madison insurance companies shall be closed. They are inslovent. Madison Asset Management has been running while Sikutwa and his handpicked directors knowing very well that the companies cannot pay savers and lolicydoldets. ZSIC shall be privatised. Sanlam life insurance owner by HH shall be closed and HH prosecuted for running a company with no capital left.

    • So PF has been in power since 1991 wow I didn’t know that…i have been away from Zambia for a long time

    • Ba kwacha whats wrong with greeting in Tonga or Lozi? You just say kabotu or hande. It wont kill you. Kano fye muli shani?

    • If you have nothing to contribute just keep quiet, its silly and insulting to trivialise such serious matters. Your statement is unfounded and unintelligent

    • One, Pule Mwila never worked for ZSIC, two, all retrenched workers were paid off by the time Irene Muyenga became MD. Now I know HH is using propaganda to discredit Lungu, punch for punch is in motion till 2021.

    • Kikikikikikijukija Hehehehehehe hihihihihihi!
      Suntwe.
      He invited them for handsout then twisted the story that they called on him and he made it political.
      Regina Satunia feefee.
      Riding on people’s plight.
      Like satan, he is a chancer.

    • May 24, 2016
      Pensioners to storm H²’s home today demanding payment of K457M pension funds.

      I hope prophet h² has sorted out this issue.

    • This should have read, “UNPAID TONGA ZESCO WORKERS ENDORSE THEIR TRIBESMAN HH.” It would have been the right way to put it. LT please never dream with UPND and hallucinate with them!

  2. Kwacha is a tribalist. Whats wrong with greeting someone in Tonga. Is Tonga not a Zambian language. Dont divert attention, people need their money and thats the bottom line.
    You are a disaster!!!

    • One, Pule Mwila never worked for ZSIC, two, all retrenched workers were paid off by the time Irene Muyenga became MD. Now I know HH is using propaganda to discredit Lungu, punch for punch is in motion till 2021.

  3. Let the present government pay all the retirees in the country. But for HH to say they will pay all the retirees when they assume power after 2021 is just mere politicking. He is riding on every unfortunate opportunity to gain political mileage.

    • HH is a business man..full stop
      He is not a leader,been a good business man doesn’t mean a good leader. Mwanawasa said and i quote Zambians easily forget..This HH was part of a group of people who destroyed industries in Zambia through wrong privatization..

    • Privatisation was MMD govt policy. HH never told govt which company to privatize or not privatize because he owned no shares in those companies and therefore had no say. HH was a hired employee of the govt to help with privatisation, end of story. If u hv a point, produce a written complaint from the then govt against HH. If u can’t shut up or put up.

  4. LT, don’t you have editors?
    How can you write “have been died” sure?
    Nevertheless, thanks for exposing PF’s callous evil! Proceeds of Mukula alone would have earned us enough money to pay ALL retirees but alas, a few have shared everything! No wonder they have gone mad fencing strategic forests and exposing themselves in the process! Remember that it’s these ZISC retirees who voted PF into office and it’s shameful that the same PF has now turned a deaf ear to their suffering. It hurts to hear people dying of depression without seeing what they sweated for. It’s not just ZISC retirees suffering actually. ALL retirees are in the same predicament! What kind of a Christian Nation is Zambia? Kuyabebele!

  5. Hmmmm! Interesting… I wonder what promise triple H has made for BP retirees?? Does he need to wait also or is he in a position to do something about it even now?

    • Wht has HH got to do with Ex-BP employees? He didn’t run BP and didn’t sign the pension agreement signed btwn employer and employees. ZSIC were even pension fund managers of other people’s contributions. Wht did they do wth the money? Anyway, here’s the simple truth: whn an economy tanks as happened in Zambia in the 1990s and as is happening now, even pension funds struggle to make money. Pension fund assets tend to be in property and if many tenants can’t pay rent, trouble. It seems this simple point is lost on some.

  6. Hh owns a pension scheme which has not paid BP retirees since 2001. How is he going to help this lot assuming he gets into power?? ZSIC is a successfully run company which declares dividends to its shareholders every year, why haven’t these people been paid?? There’s more to this story.

    • Mr. Mwila opening yourselves to any party is not a solution to your plight. Why have you sat idle for 29 years? Your group has a bone to chew with ZISC. ZISIC is a viable company even as I speak. It exists and declares dividends to its share hloders.Drag this ZISC thing to court so that justice can be netted. This will make them pay you with interest and indeed any payment the court may deem necessary. This thing has stalled because you greatly relied on the good will lies of politicians. Politicians are not worth trusting.

    • Zambian Citizen: Issue here is ZSIC. Why aren’t u directing your criticism to those who own ZSIC? President Lungu himself is board chmn of IDC, the shareholders of ZSIC.

  7. Typical dunderhead citizens, if your terminal benefits have not been paid under five Presidents what makes you think that the Trible HH will pay you even a cent? Trible HH has promised to reduce the prices of fuel and mealie, provide free education to university, reduce taxes and also eliminate the national debt. He has also promised to pay off government retirees. I dont know how long his priority list is and he has not given us a time frame for carrying his promises – sorry he also said in 90 days. ZSIC retirees can expect their benefits to be paid in about 5 terms of 5 years each which Trible HH will be entitled to.

    • Junior, one more to your list. HH promised to bring back Anglo American back to do mining at a time Anglo Strategy was to move away from copper mining. will not be surprised if he promises to fill the Zambezi River with water. These promises alone makes him a danger.

    • CB i agree with HH is the next. we are asking all retirees not paid at pensions board not to for pf. HH go to pensions board and see 200 000 retirees who are not cleared. NO PF IN 2021.

    • CB i agree with HH is the next. we are asking all retirees not paid at pensions board not to VOTE for pf. HH go to pensions board and see 200 000 retirees who are not cleared. NO PF IN 2021.

    • Kikikikikikijukija Hehehehehehe lolololololololo hihihihihihihihi!
      He he he he he!
      You’re jocking right?
      Dreams are totally free!

  8. In Zambia we always hit our backsides against the wall before we begin to look for alternatives. That is why rats jump ship and scramble onto a new one and we forget they came from the sunken one. Let’s sober up and very carefully make sure anyone jumping from the Koswe mu mpoto team does not enter the next…

    • From a frying pan where you communed with ifitumbuwa to fire where you finish like firewood.
      Ine nagaga aba ba h². Not fit.

  9. We thank you for the support and promise you that we will do our best to serve you as our employers. We understand how hard life is under this regime and we beg you to remain patient until 2021. We thank you and forward

  10. My late older brother Albert Kwibisa used to work for the Zambia Insurance company in Lusaka. That’s Muyu’s father

  11. This is a fake story. why? If Mr Mwila can make an appointment with the UPND President, he can make an appointment with the Courts. The UPND President does not have the interests of the workers at heart, assuming the story is true. He would have directed him to the courts instead of postponing the issue until he becomes State President. It is more like acting unless HH, is extremely dull. And he is supposed to be the President in waiting? Pass me some munkoyo someone!!!

  12. Govt should try hard to stop frustrating efforts by its employees to make salaried savings by meeting it’s obligations

  13. I CAN SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE COLLAPSING FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN AUGUST 2021. WHAT MAKES YOU BELIEVE HICHILEMA WILL FORM GOVERNMENT IN 2021? THE AMERICANS SAY “DESPERATE PEOPLE NEVER WIN”! HICHILEMA AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE TOO DESPERATE, FORGETTING THAT HE HAS NO QUALITIES FOR PRESIDENT! ORGANIZING ZSIC INSURANCE RETIREES TO GO PUBLIC DOES NOT MEAN THAT HICHILEMA HAS WON 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION! AND PAYMENT OF THOSE ZSIC RETIREES THEIR PENSION IS NOT RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENT BUT THE COMPANY ITSELF! AND THOSE RETIREES ARE FORGETTING THAT THE SAME MAN, HICHILEMA, THEY WENT TO PARADE THEMSELVES TO WAS IN THE PRIVATIZATION COMMITTEE THAT LED TO THEIR PREMATURE RETIREMENT IN 1991! ABOUT THE TONGA BOSSES WHO WERE TALKING TO EVERYBODY IN TONGA AND LOZI DURING OFFICIAL HOURS AT ZSIC,…

  14. PF can you increase the price kukabunga at list K 250 per 25kg bag ,quality which quality that word does not exist in PF unless you are
    blind you can’t see what is happening

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