Over two hundred teachers have benefited from the land empowerment scheme being piloted by the Secondary School Teacher’s Union of Zambia -SESTUZ.
SESTUZ General Secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa has confirmed that his union has since spent close to six million kwacha in procuring land in Lusaka, Copperbelt and Muchinga provinces for teachers to build houses.
Mr. Wamuyuwa said his union embarked on the project in line with government’s policy of empowering public service workers with decent accommodation among other incentives.
He said the program which was launched last year across the country has seen the union buying about 4-hundred plots.
Mr. Wamuyuwa noted that this has helped to cushion accommodation challenges faced by teachers and other government workers operating from rural areas.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wamuyuwa has called for civility during the provincial conferences currently taking place in the country.
This is ahead of the national quadrennial conference billed for Livingstone in June this year.
He further appealed to teachers to remain calm as negotiations for improved conditions of service with government are progressing well and will soon be concluded.