Government to pay over 12 450 retired civil servants starting next week

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Government will begin the disbursement of funds to retired government employees on Monday June 8, 2020, Justice Minister Given Lubinda has said.

Lubinda said government owes about 508 million Kwacha to the authenticated number of 12,458 retirees.

Speaking during a media briefing held in Lusaka this morning, Lubinda said the process of authenticating the payment schedule for the beneficiaries dates as far back as 2019 and has dragged due to unsuccessful verification.

He pointed out that some of the schedules handed in had duplicated of names and the government had to be extra cautious to avoid double payments to the retirees.

Lubinda said the number of duplicated names found during the verification were 4,327 who appeared on the lists of seven legal firms.

He said the government engaged representatives of the retirees into deliberations over payment terms and that about 55 million Kwacha has been saved from the negotiations.

He added that the balance that will remain outstanding to be paid to retirees after the initial payments is around 3 hundred and 8 million Kwacha.

He, however, said in one of the cases, the representative of the retirees could not agree on the actual number of claimants they represent and that government will proceed with the process of disbursing funds directly to the claimants.

The other payments will be made through the respective law firms representing the retirees.


4 Responses to Government to pay over 12 450 retired civil servants starting next week

  1. Advise me, is that not the job for Finance Minister? Information is missing here. I wished the Finance Minister could have announced which Ministry is going to benefit. Which organization for retirees is going to pay their retirees, Is it PSPF, is it NAPSA etc etc? which one? Specify Minister.

    June 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm

  2. Payment of retirees is a contravesial issue.Ioppose the paymen through law firms because they will steal our money.They did it before and they will do it again,In Zambia we have no lawyers but thieves
    However the move by the Government is a commendable one

    Old Mzee
    June 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm

  3. On this payment, is the Government paying retirees under Public Service Pensions Fund as well? Mr Lubinda did should have cleared the air which group of Government retirees are going to benefit on this payment on Monday next week? 12,450 retirees is quite a huge number so we need clarification on this matter. Advise please.

    June 4, 2020 at 4:13 pm


    June 5, 2020 at 11:33 am

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