Transport and Communications minister Yamfwa Mukanga has increased PF elections chairman who is also Zambia information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) board chairman Emmanuel Mpakata’s monthly allowance from K10,000 to K25,000 contrary to board resolution.
Some few upright members of the ZICTA board opposed the increment and only approved an increment to K13,000 which Mukanga angrily overruled and went ahead to effect the K25,000.
Board members are not even supposed to get months payments as they are part-time officers. They are supposed to get either sitting or quarterly allowances. But this if PF.
Sources close to the board have told the watchdog that Mukanga is being used by President Edgar Lungu who wants to be seen not to be aware of the happenings for fear of facing abuse of office charges when he leaves office.
“Mukanga is just being used by President Lungu but he doesn’t know that it is him who is now going to face the abuse of office charge, he is behaving like a fool and I think President sata was right when he called him ichipuba (fool),” said the source.