Govt releases grant for Lukulu retirees
Lukulu, July 14, 2014, ZANIS — Government has released over K7 million as a restructuring grant for Lukulu District Council to pay retirees their terminal benefits.
Lukulu council Chairman Liywa Kwalombota said those who retired between 1995 and 2011 have been cleared in full while employees that retired in 2012 and 2013 have been given part payments.
Mr. Kwalombota has since appealed to government through the local authority to clear councilors allowances and salary arrears that have been outstanding from 2002 to 2012.
He said the move will motivate the councilors who he said are forced to use their own resources which are not reimbursed.
This came to light in his keynote speech at the opening of the 2nd quarter of the Lukulu full council meeting held in the council chambers in Lukulu district today.
Mr. Kwalombota also disclosed that the council has received a sum K50 000 for the Namayula Royal Establishment socio-economic empowerment project.
He said the project which will run for five years starting this year will cost over K1.5 million and that the project will commence soon.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kwalombota urged the councilors to go out in their wards and consult the electorates about the forth coming delimitation exercise of polling stations and wards.