Govt deducts civil servants salaries to fund independence celebrations

Govt deducts civil servants salaries to fund independence celebrations

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 08.44.27Dear editor ,
Is the Zambian government broke? Here in Serenje we have been asked to subsidise the government by contributing monies towards the [Independence] jubilee celebrations.
We have been instructed by the District Commissioner to contribute 100 kwacha each from our hard earned little income towards the same jubilee.
I find it strange as a lowly paid civil servant who is struggling to make ends meet to be held at gun point and asked to pay for a state function as you are aware schools just opened and we trying to recover from paying tuition fees and rentals.
Why can’t our MP P.Cosamu come to our rescue by contributing his recently earned gratuity towards the same jubilee because as far as we concerned we are worse off than we where after independence. .
Concerned teacher.

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