Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Former Zambia Railways workers get their dues

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The Ministry of Justice has cleared off the principal amount due to all former Zambia Railways Limited workers amounting to K19.4 million.

Minister of Justice, Mulambo Haimbe revealed during a press briefing in Lusaka today that government no longer owes the former Zambia Railways workers anything.

Mr. Haimbe said the payment of the terminal benefits and the interest accrued to former Zambia Railways workers is in line with government’s commitment to clear payments or benefits for all former workers.

He stated that the delay in paying terminal benefits to people who have contributed to the development of the country subjects them to unnecessary and avoidable poverty.

“This also leads to paying of unnecessary interests instead of directing such resources to other important areas,” he added.

Mr. Haimbe said government will continue paying former government employees their benefits whenever resources are available.

“The ‘new dawn’ government has allocated more funds to clear former government employees whose dues are still outstanding,” he explained.

He has since called on all former employees to remain patient as government works out modalities to clear outstanding arrears.

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  1. President Hakainde Hichilema has been in office for six months, today. We look back at the past six months.
    1. President Hichilema has paid off all the 15,000 TAZARA workers which the PF government failed to do in 10 years’ time.
    2. The New Dawn has paid off all the 128,000 pensioners which the PF government failed to do in 10 years’ time
    3. Paying off all the 34,000 council workers who were not receiving salary every month which the PF government failed to do in 10 years time.
    4. Paying off all the 258,000 farmers who supplied maize to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

    5. Releasing the money for equalization fund for 2021 for all the 116 councils countrywide which the PF government failed to do.

    6. Releasing of the 2021 CDF for all the 156 constituencies which the PF government…

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  2. President Hakainde Hichilema has been in office for six months, today. We look back at the past six months.

    1. President Hichilema has paid off all the 15,000 TAZARA workers which the PF government failed to do in 10 years’ time.

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    2. The New Dawn has paid off all the 128,000 pensioners which the PF government failed to do in 10 years’ time

    3. Paying off all the 34,000 council workers who were not receiving salary every month which the PF government failed to do in 10 years time.

    4. Paying off all the 258,000 farmers who supplied maize to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

    5. Releasing the money for equalization fund for 2021 for all the 116 councils countrywide which the PF government failed to do.
    6. Releasing of the 2021 CDF for all the 156…

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  3. The were aways going to get their money. If the reason they have done so is due to upnd then why has it taken so long since August last year? Stop politicising chi Benson moono. Very tribal hyena

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  4. Some of them will never enjoy their money because they are no longer alive. PF was a joke! Those mother Phackers destroyed the country. Lungu should be held accountable because he was a leader for the whole gang. I am happy some of them are facing the law. Kaizar Phacking Zulu should be summoned for the assaults who committed. He is an us-hall.

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  5. @Tore: hahahaha, u talking as if u ve an option. Hahahaha. Anyway if there an option tell us who wud be achieved these things in six months and on empty government coffers. Infact HH must stop using his money & name to appease some Zambians who don’t appreciate. CDF, freedom of movement, Free Education and these monkeys were still complaining. Restrict there freedoms and make them pay at school so there complaints can be genuine.

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