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    Defunct Air Afrique: Ex-workers demand unpaid severance package

    APA-Bangui (CAR)

    Former Central African Republic workers of the defunct pan-African airline, Air Afrique on Friday claimed their unpaid severance package, amounting to CFA 1,770 million.

    Lucien Yeguete, a spokesperson for the former employees told journalists in the CAR capital Bangui they have been in a state of limbo for over 15 years after the company’s assets were liquidated.

    He explained that it was widely understood that each member state with a stake in the defunct airline should pay their nationals hitherto employed by Air Afrique the legal dues because its liquidation was national.

    The 110 Central African Republic citizens employed by Air Afrique have never received their dues while their former colleagues in other countries were paid a long time ago.

    According to Yeguete, some of his former colleagues have died while others are grappling with health issues or destitution either abroad or in CAR where their children have been forced out of school.

    He therefore appealed to President Faustin Archange Touadéra and his government to look into resolving their case.


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