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WORKERS at the closed municipality-owned beer concern, Go-Beer Breweries, are attaching property after Gweru City Council failed to pay them since the opaque liquor brewer closed last year in July.

Go Beer Breweries closed in July 2014 after it emerged that the liquor undertaking business had been financially straining the local authority.

Minutes from a recent council meeting show that the city fathers were agonising over ways to pay the remaining workers at the beer concern in order to avoid the continuation of property being attached.

“There is need to address the issue of workers at Go-Beer as they continue to attach property owing to outstanding salaries,” part of the minutes read.

The workers are attaching anything from radios, chairs and tables at the beer halls.

Town Clerk, Daniel Matawu and mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi’s mobiles were unreachable.

Go Beer closed after councillors resolved they could not “continue to support a non-performing entity which is draining council resources.”

In recent years the municipality took over the company’s debts and absorbed staff, deploying them in various departments after they went for years without being paid.

At one time last year messenger of court attached 300 cattle belonging to Go-Beer to settle outstanding salary arrears to pay part of the workers.

Last year the Local Authorities Pension Fund took Go-Beer Breweries to court over an estimated $200 000 pension fund debt.

The organisation claimed Go-Beer had not been remitting workers’ pension contributions since 2010.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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