Marketeers Credit Association dragged to court for failure to settle statutory assessment to workers


The Zambia National Marketeers Credit Association (ZANAMACA) has been taken to court for failure to pay statutory assessments to the Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board within the period specified.

ZANAMACA president, Frank Mupila, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to failure to pay Statutory assessments within the period specified contrary to section 138(1)(4) as read with sections 113(1) and 151 Compensation Act No. 10 of 1999 of the Laws of Zambia.

When the matter came up at the Lusaka Magistrate Court before resident magistrate Fine Mayambu, Mupila got confused why he was before court stating that he did not have any workers but volunteers.

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“I do not understand this case, we don’t have employees we only have volunteers,” Mupila told the court.

Magistrate Mayambu read the charge to him and explained why he was before court, the accused said he understood but denied.

It is alleged that ZANAMACA, between March 3 and April 3, 2023 in Lusaka being a registered employer allocated with Account No.4604913 failed to pay Statutory assessments in the sum of K7, 520.04 inclusive of a 10 percent penalty for the 2023 financial year to the Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board in respect of the eligible employees.

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