Thirty-eight FRA satellite depot clerks in Chipata complain of not being paid deployment allowances.

With about a week remaining before the maize marketing season opens, challenges of payment to FRA, the Food Reserve Agency workers have emerged.
Thirty-eight satellite Depot Clerks recruited in Chipata have complained that they have not been paid their 500 Kwacha deployment allowances despite being recruited and deployed on June 15.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the clerks have questioned FRA management in Chipata to explain why they have not yet been paid.
They state that during a workshop held on 12 June at Katopola Farming Institute, the clerks were assured by FRA Head Office in Lusaka that it had released 41,000 Kwacha, which is meant for payment of the allowances.
The workers have appealed to the provincial administration to intervene in the matter, failure to which they will not buy maize when the marketing season opens on July 1st, 2014.
And when contacted FRA Accountant, Miles Zulu declined to comment and referred all queries to the FRA head office in Lusaka.

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