Govt to reform the social security system and improve terminal benefits processing

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Government says it is in the process of reforming the social security system so that the Local Authority Superannuation Fund (LASF) is effective in paying retired council workers their benefits.

Ministry of Local Government and Housing Permanent Secretary, Dr. Chileshe Mulenga, has told QFm in an interview that government remains committed to ensuring that retired local authority workers are paid their dues on time.

He says the social security reforms are being spearheaded by Cabinet and the Ministry of Labour and is confident that the reforms will be completed before the end of the year.

Dr. Mulenga says government has a challenge in paying the local authority retirees their benefits because of the current scheme bei