Edgar Lungu and his ministers have given themselves hefty unconstitutional allowances amidst the announced austerity measures that government is implementing.
As can be seen from this June payslip for Mulenga Kampamba obtained by the Zambian Watchdog, the minister whose employee number is 0237400, NRC 331321/67/1 is getting among others allowances,
K4,806,54 as Political Allowance,
K32,715,20 as Motor Vehicle Replacement
K4,860,70 as Utility Allowance,
K9,975,00 as Non-Statutory Allowance
Presidential and other constitutional office holders salaries and allowances are approved by parliament. But it’s not clear how the PF approved these allowances amidst the announced austerity measures.
And this is just for one minister, yet the PF in the process of has introducing deputy ministers.
And if the constitutional amendments will be approved, these salaries and allowances will continue until the voting day as parliament won’t be dissolved.
And these are the ministers who offered civil servants a paltry 4 percent increments yet they have hidden unconstitutional allowances for themselves.