Lusaka Mayor, Her Worship, Ms. Chilando Chitangala, in the company of Lusaka City Council (LCC) Management, this afternoon presented Labour Day Certificates and Awards to seventy (70) officers in recognition of their outstanding performance in service delivery to the local authority and the city at large.

The Mayor used the award ceremony to pay tribute to the local authority for working round the clock to resolve issues of delayed payment of salaries, adding that it was such events that provide space to reflect and take stock of the gains made and also to work towards resolving the challenges that the local authority is grappling with.

“I am very happy to be here with you today because I believe that events like this help in motivating us to do even more for the people and communities we serve. I also want to use this occasion to encourage you to feel free and engage me on any bottlenecks that you may face in carrying out your various assignments as LCC labour force. My office remains open for you because open communication will help create space for you all to deliver,” remarked the Mayor.

Ms. Chitangala also called for ethical treatment of workers, adding that employees must always be treated as a valuable asset whose input not only contributes to the prosperity of the institution but the overall development of the City.

Lusaka Acting Town Clerk, Eng. Liftery Ndaba, congratulated the 70 staff for serving the local authority with utmost dedication and passion.

Eng. Ndaba encouraged both the award recipients and those yet to be awarded to continue working hard as they are the lifeline of the institution.

The Acting Town Clerk indicated that the gains made by the local authority, such as debt dismantling and paying of outstanding salary arrears, can only be sustained by a dedicated workforce.

Meanwhile, Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union (ZULAWU) and Fire Services Union of Zambia (FIRESUZ) called for continued support of the task force set up by the Council for purposes of sensitizing the business community and the general public on the need to meet their obligations to the local authority.

Mr. Moses Mulenga, who represented the two unions, indicated that it is through continued and sustainable revenue collection that the workforce will be paid on time.

And delivering a vote of thanks on behalf of the award recipients, Director Legal Services, Counsel Kabukabu Sikwebele, paid tribute to Council Management and the office of the Mayor for recognizing the employees at the Lusaka City Council-LCC.

Ms. Sikwebele called for continued dedication, hard work, and humility in the execution of duty.

Among the notable figures awarded today was Mr. Nyambe Bulumba, Acting Assistant Public Relations Manager.

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