Sata starts building his retirement house before his three predecessors

Sata starts building his retirement house before his three predecessors

President Michael Sata, known by his supporters as ‘man of action, has started constructing his retirement house in Lusaka.

This is before houses for his three predecessors Fredrick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda have been built.

Retirement houses for former presidents are constructed by government as part of retirement package.

Only the house for first president Kenneth Kaunda has been constructed so far.

Sources in the ministry of Works have revealed that construction for Sata’s retirement house commenced sometime in April 2012.

Sata was allocated land for his house in New Kasama area just near State Lodge.

Sources at State Lodge and ministry of works say graders are currently working on the large plot.

Sata’s three predecessors Chiluba, Mwanawasa and Banda have so far just been given land but construction has not started.

Chiluba and Banda’s plots are in Baobab area of Makeni while the Mwanawasa family were allocated land in Silverrest.

On April 1, 2012, president Michael Sata increased his salary by more than 100 per cent.

Statutory instrument no. 17 of 2012 signed by Finance minister Alexander Chikwanda shows that president Michael Sata now gets K327 million  per annum.

He also gets an allowance of K80 million.

Former President Rupiah Banda was getting K164,120,016 per annum.

Rupiah Banda’s other allowance was K59,494,734 per annum.

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