Vice President Inonge Wina has cautioned contractors engaged by government to carry out various projects to desist from sabotaging developmental projects.
And the Vice President has paid growing tribute to the Zambian workers for their contribution in growing the country’s economy.
And Copperbelt provincial ZCTU Chairman Emmanuel Mwenda appealed to government to consider lifting the wage freeze imposed on the civil servants.
Mrs Wina says government is aware of some contractors who are deliberately frustrating its efforts by sabotaging various developmental projects the state has initiated.
The Vice President warned that government will not seat idle and allow contractors sabotage its developmental projects meant to benefit masses.
Mrs Wina said Zambia will only be developed by Zambians hence her call to contractors to desist from carrying out shoddy jobs.
Mrs Wina sounded the warning when she officiated at this year’s labour day celebrations in Ndola held under the theme: “Promoting National Economic Growth Through Job Creation, Free Collective Bargaining and Respect of Workers’ Rights.”
Meanwhile the Vice President has paid growing tribute to the Zambian workers for their contribution in growing the country’s economy.
Mrs Wina observed that workers have made a lot of sacrifices in contributing to the thriving of the country’s economy.
She employed the Zambian workers to continue applying themselves to duty with commitment and dedication.
The Vice President implored the workers to use the labour day celebrations to reflect on their contributions they have been making in various sectors of the economy.
In a related development, Mrs Wina assured trade unions that government was looking into the issues affecting the plight of the workers.
The Vice President said very soon government will make known its stance on various matters affecting the Zambian workers.
And Speaking earlier Copperbelt provincial ZCTU Chairman Emmanuel Mwenda appealed to government to consider lifting the wage freeze imposed on the civil servants.
Mr Mwenda explained that the wage freeze has impacted negatively on most of the civil servant workers.
Further Mr Mwenda urged government to address issues affecting the operations of the embattled times of Zambia.
He said it was saddening to see workers going for several months without getting their monthly pay.