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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Parastatal Madness, 12th Edition

More madness reveal in the last few weeks, particularly on the employment obligation front.

Teachers on the Copperbelt are owed more than K50 billion in unpaid allowances that have accumulated over a period of 10 years. According to the Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) Copperbelt government has not shown any serious commitment towards settling the outstanding arrears : “We heard that after The Post reported on the billions government owed health workers, officials at the Ministry of Finance acted swiftly and released K50 billion as part payment. We want government also to do the same with the teachers who have never seen their allowances for a decade now".

That of course is nothing compared to the parallel revelation from the Education Ministry that Government owes University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University K500bn in terms of benefits for retirees and other personal matters. How one can expect these institutions to be motivated to perform is beyond me. 

I think its fair to say the madness will never end...and this thread will continue. 

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