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Posted On: 27th May, 2019

ZAMBIA’s Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) and Tanzania’s Workers Compensation Fund (WCF), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation(MoC) between the two Funds in Dodoma on Monday 27th, May 2019

Speaking shortly after the signing, WCFCB’s Chairperson Dr. Elizabeth Lungu Nkumbula, said the cooperation is exciting as it will promote sharing of ideas between the two institutions

“We are representatives of Zambia’s only institution of injury scheme so if we put our hands together with our colleagues from Tanzania’s WCF and come up with better products and innovation, it will make both of us stars of social security in Africa.” She said.

Dr. Nkumbulu further said, Zambia and Tanzania have a long history way back during the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere where they had built the Tanzania and Zambia Railways (TAZARA) as well as the Tanzania Zambia (Tazama) pipe line. “The signing today elaborates our long close history and this is another milestone of cooperation between the two sister countries.” She emphasizes.

On his part, the Director General of Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) Tanzania, Mr. Masha Mshomba, said the signing is a step ahead and it builds up a good history between the two Fund Institutions that is Workers Compensation Fund Control Board of Zambia and Tanzania’s Workers Compensation Fund.

“Zambia has been in this sector for more than 40 years thus they have a long experience in workers compensation matters, it is my sincere hope that the cooperation will benefit both of our countries.” Said Mr. Mshomba.

"This agreement is a normal practice especially among Workers Compensation Funds all over the world as there is a lot to learn on how to pay compensation and also how to prevent occupational accidents and diseases.” He said.

The DG also said that Tanzania is currently building the industrial economy therefore a strong Workers Compensation Fund will support the Government efforts to attain the County’s noble goal

"This signing is a continuation of partnership building as WCF recently signed another collaboration agreement with Germany’s Workers Compensation Fund for similar purposes and we believe such agreements will help our organization to gain experience from different partners.” Said Mr. Mshomba.