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WORKERS COMPENSATION FUND CONTROL BOARD LAUNCHES NEW OFFICE IN PETAUKE DISTRICT OF EASTERN PROVINCE
The Permanent Secretary for Eastern Province Mrs. Veronica Mwiche witnessed the official opening of the offices for Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) in Petauke District on 14th March, 2021. Minister of Labour and Social Security Hon Joyce Simukoko officially opened the branch with a call to the Board to reach out to the informal sector.
Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board is a social security institution established by Act No. 10 of the Laws of Zambia, to provide mainly for; the establishment and administration of the Fund for compensation of Workers disabled by occupational accidents or diseases; the payment of compensation to dependents of workers who die as a result of occupational accidents or diseases; the payment of contributions to the Fund by employers.
The Permanent Secretary with her entourage were delighted that the Labour Minister was available in person to grace the occasion, and she further appealed to the board to open more branches in all Districts. She further was also graced by His Royal Highness Chieftainship Mwanjabanthu and the Permanent Secretary Mining and Labour and Social Security Mr. Chanda Kaziya.