-Council workers in uproar over salaries

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—Some Kabwe Municipal Council

(KMC) employees have raised concern over their unpaid salaries

describing the situation as long overdue and demotivating.


The workers have not been paid their dues since January this year and are leaving in

fear of eviction from landlords as well as not being able to settle their utility bills such as ZESCO and water.


“Apparently, most of us workers are living in rented houses and

therefore, you can imagine the tension that is there between us and

our landlords, seeing that we have paid neither the water and

electricity bills nor the rentals.”


Speaking to ZANIS in a telephone interview, Kabwe Municipal Council  Public Relations

Manager Annie Mumba confirmed the development to ZANIS.


Ms. Mumba further confirmed that most council workers live in rented

houses but have not paid their bills and rentals for the past two

months owing to the late disbursement of salaries.


Meanwhile, efforts by ZANIS to get a comment from Kabwe Town Clerk,

Mbaimbai Mukomambo, proved futile as he was not in his office by press