Luapula Community Radio Station staff unpaid for three months

Radio MIC

THE eight workers at the Luapula Community Radio Station in Nchelenge District of Luapula Province have not been paid their three months salary arrears.

ZANIS reports that Luapula Community Radio Station Board Secretary George Lengwe disclosed this during an interactive meeting held between the board and Nchelenge District Administration at the District Commissioner (DC)’s office, May 19th.

Mr. Lengwe said the local radio station is struggling to meet the wage bill for contractual workers which stand at K12, 500 per month and other operational costs.

Mr. Lengwe said all the workers on contract have not been paid for three months now and they are owed K37, 500.

He said it’s painful to sustain the workers on piecemeal and appealed to the corporate world and government departments for financial lease to support the operations of the media house.

Mr. Lengwe who described relationship between the radio station and the government as cordial said the community must participate in the affairs of the radio station and noted that government workers are part of the community.