The Professional Teachers’ Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) has commended government for fulfilling its promise of returning funds that were deducted from last month’s salaries.
PROTUZ Director PR and International Affairs Brain Mwila, confirmed the development in an interview that government had kept its word and some civil servants have since received their monies.
Mr. Mwila explained that those who had received banked with Zanaco, while those who bank with others are yet to receive.
He has since called on civil servants who have not yet received to be patient with government.
The Director, further charged that the unions will take it up with government until the money is refunded to all members.
Minister of Finance and National Planning, Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane met with board of directors on 9th November, 2021 to iron out pending issues concerning civil servants.
Among them was the issues of the debt swap, which will be reinitiated in December next month.
The minister said that it’s the will of the President Hakainde Hichilema to see that the debt swap is initiated next month so that government can possibly look at ways and means of improving salaries for civil servants as a priority in January next year.
Dr. Musokotwane also commended the directors for remitting the debt recovery back to civil servants.
The New Dawn Government has set It’s eyes on employing more teachers and improving the working conditions of all the civil servants.