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