Sata scraps risk allowances for OP officers

Sata scraps risk allowances for OP officers

Government has scrapped the payment of risk allowance to intelligence officers with effect from next month (July 2013).

And Civil servants   and Allied Workers Union of Zambia, president  Davy Chiyobe has bemoaned the PF government’s escalating huge wage bill for civil servants.
Mr Chiyobe said the PF government is facing the greatest challenge to meet the wage bill for government workers because of its bloated cabinet and the   creation of new districts, which are not planned for in the national budget.

President Michael Sata authorised the withdrawal of the crucial allowance last week. According to information obtained by the Zambian Watchdog, the decision was made to rationalise financial resources that are dwindling at an alarming rate.

Senior intelligence officials have however condemned the decision saying it may endanger the security of the nation and have since written to dictator Sata to rescind the decision.

The officers say the decision will affect the morale of intelligence officers.

President Sata often disregards intelligence advice from professionals to rely on advise from the 40 PF cadres he recruited as senior intelligence officers soon after assuming office.

The 40 include Judge Ngoma and Chanda Kabwe the Copperbelt PF youth chairperson.

Government is also in the process of scraping responsibility and night shift allowance for all public service workers.

The rural hardship allowance is also expected to be scrapped off.

Meanwhile, Civil servants   and Allied Workers Union of Zambia, president  Davy Chiyobe has bemoaned the PF government’s escalating huge wage bill for civil servants.
Mr Chiyobe said the PF government is facing the greatest challenge to meet the wage bill for government workers because of its bloated cabinet and the   creation of new districts, which are not planned for in the national budget.
“The biggest challenge for government as at now is the escalating wage bill for government workers because of the size of cabinet and creation of new districts, now if we are to move as a country is to address the issue of the wage bill for government workers first, we are just waiting what the government will do,” he said.
Meanwhile addressing heads of government departments in Kitwe, deputy labour minister Ronald Chitotela  appealed to civil servants to explain government economic policies to people.
Mr Chitotela said government was taking  development to every part of the country through the creation of districts.
He added that civil servants should by all means support the removal of subsidies  from maize and fuel saying that government meant way by doing away with such subsidies.
But some civil servants talked to said, the PF government has failed to run the country and has the made the treasury to dry up, and it is now using desperate means to cover up the means.
“This is no sense, come 2016, they will see it, this government has no plan for this country,” said one of the government workers who declined to be named for fear of being reprimanded.

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