–The Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) has handed over a Toyota RAV4 vehicle to SESTUZ in Muchinga Province to facilitate its operations.
National General Secretary for SESTUZ, Wawuyuwa Sitibeko, who handed over the vehicle yesterday to Muchinga Provincial Education Officer (PEO), Jobbicks Kalumba, said the vehicle was bought at a total cost of K65, 000 using contributions from union members.
Mr Sitibeko said Muchinga Province is the last province to receive the vehicle under the policy of SESTUZ to provide means of transportation to unions in all the tem provinces.
He said the main aim of making transportation available in provinces is to ease movements of union leaders as they attend to grievances of the members especially those in rural areas.
And receiving the vehicle, Muchinga Provincial Education Officer (PEO) Jobbicks Kalumba, said the gesture by SESTUZ simply shows and confirms how concerned the union is with regards to the welfare of the teachers.
Mr Kalumba said the vehicle will be of great help to provincial union leaders and its members.
He is thankful that SESTUZ is supporting works of unions and ensuring that they operate in accordance with how they are expected to.
Speaking at the same function SESTUZ Muchinga Chairperson, Hillia Chalibonena, said the vehicle will enhance performance in terms of sensitizing teachers on the importance of the teaching service.
Meanwhile, Mr Sitibeko has welcomed the launch of the Teaching Council by the Minister of Education Science Vocation and Early Childhood, John Phiri.
Mr Sitibeko said his union has since embarked on sensitisation campaign to inform its members about the Teaching Council and that the donated vehicle will go a long way in assisting the union members to visit far places.