About 200 workers employed by a Chinese road construction company China Jangxi in Isoka have protested against non- payment of their November wages.
The workers who matched to the office of Isoka district commissioner yesterday armed with sticks and stones to press for their money said they deserve their pay.
The workers who spoke on the condition of anonymity told ZANIS that the Chinese official s at China Jangxi told them that they do not have money to pay them as the Zambian Government has a not paid them for the second phase of the project.
And Isoka district commissioner Major Joe Siwila has pleaded for calm among the irate workers saying government was making frantic efforts to settle the matter.
‘’Your government is a listening one and it would not keep quiet over this matter,’’ said Major Siwila.
Major Silwila has since asked the workers to go back to work as their issue was being sorted out.
And when contacted for a comment by ZANIS in Isoka today , China Jangxi officials referred the workers to Isoka district commissioner Joe Siwila to address the matter .
This is the second road project that the Chinese road construction company has complained of delays in funding.
Last week the company working on a 90 kilo metre Isoka – Muyombe road told Muchinga provincial Minister Colonel Gerry Chanda that the Road Development Agency – RDA has not paid them for over six months.
China Jangxi is working on both the Isoka – Muyombe road and 21 kilo metres of township roads in Isoka district.