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Workers Compensation embarks on holistic social security

WCFCB commissioner and chief executive officer Priscilla Bwembya (right) chats with a widow, Anastasia Lukonde, of Mushili Kansengu, Ndola, after donating chicks and 17 x 50kg bags of chicken feed to her. Ms Lukonde is a beneficiary of the WCFCB’s widows’ monthly pension

GETHSEMANE MWIZABI, Ndola
THE Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) is an integral part of the social security system in Zambia.
It provides employment injury protection to all private and public sector workers except for permanent civil servants, teachers, police and the armed forces.
The rate of contribution (yearly assessments) to the fund vary according to industries.
The fund caters for pension benefits, the survivors’ benefits paid to widows and guardians, and temporary periodic payments made to individuals as they undergo treatment.
The Workers Compensation Act No. 10 of 1999 governs the WCFCB.
Further, WCFCB provides life pension paid on a monthly basis until death to workers with static or permanent injuries and those with diseases that have been assessed by a Medical Assessment Board and found to cause more than 10 percent of disablement. The life pension amount depends on assessable earnings and CLICK TO READ MORE 


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