Government committed to address residents Doctors concerns

Written by on June 1, 2021

As associations insists they are past negotiation stage

Government says it is committed to addressing the concerns raised by the resident’s doctors association of Zambia.

Public Service Management Division (PSMD), Permanent Secretary Boniface Chimbwali says government is in the process of releasing over k200 million for the clearing of arrears owed to public service workers.

Mr. Chimbwali says government wants to ensure that challenges being faced by public service workers are addressed.

And Mr Chimbwali has called on resident’s doctors association to go back to negotiation table in order to resolve their issues with government.

He says government is open for engagement to issues affecting public service workers.

Meanwhile Labour commissioner Givens Mutengwa has encouraged the association to take advantage of government‘s willingness to address the challenges they are facing.

Mr Muntengwa has emphasized on the need to follow the law regardless of the grievances.

Meanwhile Resident Doctors Association of Zambia president Brian Sampa has insisted that the association has passed the negotiation stage and is only interested in action.

In an interview with millennium Radio Mr. Sampa says the association has for a long time been patient with government as far as negotiations are concerned.

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