Mzuzu City Council

Workers at Mzuzu City Council have since Thursday this week been staging a strike; forcing their employer to pay them their salaries which have been stalled for four months.

Speaking to media on Thursday, some of the workers said life is now hard for them and their families. The workers expressed concerns that the Council does not seem to care for the welfare, despite their commitment to duties for the past four months.

However, Human Resource Officer at the Council, Clement Salema, has faulted city residents for contributing to the situation by not honouring their city rates faithfully.

Salema has since indicated that the Council has plans to obtain a loan facility of K300, million from a bank in order to pay the workers and implement some development projects.

This is the third time this year alone that workers at the Council are staging a strike due to salary payment wrangles.

Mzuzu City Council needs about K52 million for salaries of its workers, but presently it is realising only K1 million a month.

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