It is with deep regret that the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) Executive informs the general membership that it has learnt that the revised New Fees by The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) have been effected beginning the Month-end of May 2018. Our appeal to the Honourable Minister of Health to stay the Statutory Instrument which brings these fees in effect has been unsuccessful.

We have learnt that for those in the Civil service, the deductions have been inputted in the May salaries as follows:

1. For The Zambians the deduction will be a one off
2. For The Non-Zambians the deductions will be in Three (3) Instalments.

The Executive wishes to appeal to the membership to remain calm as we seek to find ways to redress this important issue through other avenues, legal means included.
The membership will be kept informed as we engage all stakeholders and partners on this matter.

Nsofwa Sukwa
Acting Secretary General