Each person sitting on the many commissions of Inquiries president Sata has appointed is paid US$500 (about K2.6 million) per session, the Watchdog has discovered.
This means that if the commission sits twice a day as they have been doing, each commissioner (person) goes home with USD$1000 (about K5.2 million) a day.
The PF government has increased the amounts from the statutory K1 million per day which was paid during the Levy Mwanawasa regime.
The Rupiah Banda government never held any inquiry.
Sata has so far appointed five commissions of inquiry. The inquiries are into the Mongu riots, operations at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), sale of Zamtel, The sale of Finance Bank and another commission to investigate transactions at the Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS).