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Friday, May 13, 2022

Retirees appeal to government to urgently pay them the remaining terminal benefits

Feature Politics Retirees appeal to government to urgently pay them the remaining terminal benefits

Some retirees who worked for different government institutions and went on voluntary separation in 1999 are calling on the government to urgently pay them the remaining terminal benefits.

Speaking on behalf of the retirees Michael Zulu, said the team met President Hakainde Hichilema who directed Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Doreen Mwamba to look into the matter.

Mr. Zulu explained that the team is aware that they are supposed to go directly to Ministry of Finance or Ministry of Justice, but cannot do so because the President directed Minster of Community Development to follow the case.

He said they went to seek audience with the minister as to why the Ministry of Finance has delayed to release the funds and pay them their terminal benefits.

Mr. Zulu said they will match to State House and hear from the President himself, if their issue will not be addressed.

Meanwhile, Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Doreen Mwamba has called on the retirees to give her at least one week to sort out the matter.

Ms Mwamba said government is aware of their plight and will do everything possible to ensure that they are paid their dues.

She further said she has already engaged the Ministry of Finance and is yet to get feedback from the Ministry Justice.

Ms Mwamba said the way forward on the matter would have been reached by Wednesday, next week.

She noted that President Hichilema cares about the plight of the people and that a solution will be found as soon as possible.

Ms Mwamba said it is unfortunate that the retirees have been fighting over the issue for the past 20 years, but however, government is making efforts towards addressing their plight.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Theres no money and some of those crying foul ‘sued’ grz and were paid when the money finished or as they think there is a balance they began the war cry again state how much you were paid and what the court ordered never mind what the lawyers got in fees….give full facts if you want real assistance….

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  2. Oh look pf was insulted and given lubinda was called all names under the sun by upnd thugs. They promised you they would pay you so now why haven’t they?

  3. There’s an important part of the news that has been suppressed. These people sued the State and were paid through their lawyer that now holds a Constitutional office. There were issues with disbursement of funds that led to a criminal matter. If the settlement was through the Court the Attorney General must take an interest

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