UNZA STAFF MEMBERS PROTEST OVER K1.5 BILLION DEBT OWED BY GOVT



 Hundreds of University of Zambia staff members this morning protested at the university great east road campus over money the money they are owed by government.
The workers are demanding that the over K1.5 billion money owed over a period of 9 years be paid in full before Monday next week, failure to which the school will not open.
Speaking during the protest in Lusaka today, the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers’ Union -UNZALARU- President, Dr. Andrew Phiri has advised management not to allow the students to return next week if the money will not be paid as no member of staff will attend to them
And Dr. Phiri says the unions are ready to meet President Hakainde Hichilema as the ministers in charge of the issue have failed to resolve it.
Meanwhile, UNZALARU Deputy General Secretary Chabala Musonda says UNZA employees are not voluntary workers to work for free adding that the bad legacy that the institution has been subjected to over the years must come to an end immediately.   
UNZA employees are demanding terminal benefits amounting to K836 million, local superannuation amounting to K617 million, and the unremitted NAPSA contributions amounting to K265 million.
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