President Michael Sata
President Michael Sata

President Michael Sata has advised politicians and government leaders to be factual in the statements they issue to the public. President Sata said that it is regrettable that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is misleading the nation by claiming that the government officials and other constitutional office bearers have awarded themselves hefty salary increments.

Mr Sata said that the statutory Instrument which effected the salary increments for members of parliament and the President says nothing about a hundred percent salary adjustment.

Mr Sata then handed the newly appointed deputy Ministers statutory instrument number 43 on presidential emoluments and called upon them to defend it.

Dr Msiska also said that the President’s Salary was increased by 57 percent and not 100 percent

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The President also handed copies of the statutory instruments on constitutional emoluments to journalist and challenged them to read the contents and establish, if indeed Mr. Hichilema was telling the truth.

The head of State has since directed the government officials to clarify the facts surrounding the salary increments for constitutional office holders which are being misrepresented.

President Sata was speaking at State house when he swore in Harry Kalaba as Deputy Minister in the office of the vice president, and Stephen Kampyongo and Nickson Chilangwa as Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The President has also sworn-in Ronald Chitotela as Deputy Minister of Labour, while Christopher Mulenga is Deputy Minister of Health.

He added that this is also in line with the government’s vision of offering competitive salaries and conditions of service that would enable the public service attract and retain the best professionals.

President Sata has also appointed Patrick Kangwa as the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit Coordinator in the office of the Vice President.

And deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska has said that the salary increments for constitutional office bearers has been done to harmonizer and rationalize the conditions of service across the three arms of government.

Dr. Msiska in a statement released to journalists in Lusaka today said government has decided to revise the salaries for the president and other constitutional office bearers after observing a lot of distortions in the conditions of service.

He added that this is also in line with the government’s vision of offering competitive salaries and conditions of service that would enable the public service attract and retain the best professionals.

Dr. Msiska said that harmonization of the salaries is an on-going programme that government has embarked on and will be done in phases in order to cater for all the government departments

Information Minister, Kennedy Sakeni has justified the appointment of three Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Dr Msiska also said that the President’s Salary was increased by 57 percent and not 100 percent. Dr Msiska said that some people are mistakenly calculating the increase by lumping two adjustments effected during the MMD regime and the latest adjustment.

And Information Minister, Kennedy Sakeni has justified the appointment of three Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr Sakeni who is also the chief Government spokesperson, says the ministry has so many facets which need equal and dedicated attention.

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145 COMMENTS

  1. 100% pay rise not factual? what is factual then? Is statutory instrument 17 (SI17) giving 15% or what? Is the president using a calculator from Alfaganstan or what?

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    • @munali i think muli mbwa ilya amafi yabantu,tamwakwata amano iyo,mulicipuba,mulesalula umuntu uwacindama mwe mbwa mwe.

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    • I wonder what level of education this Munali chap is because the figures in SI17 indicate 100% pay rise. Even Msiska is now having problems to by coming up with fake reasons of attributing the other increment to have been under MMD.

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  2. I think the president must quickly realise that he is not ruining a country of fools. We have calculators at home and know the percentage. Its more money in his pocket

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  3. This punk is dividing this country,all those being appointed?lozis are now making sense when they want to be break away,this is serious my brothers and sisters.You also blame the fool who owns the post because they had the headline and an editorial over the same issue.Education is very important i have just realised,how did we end up with this pumpkin head pig feet lunatic as our president?Jesus wept!

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    • Yes, education is important you go and enrol in adult G7 night classes next week my dear friend!!

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    • it means the lunatic is in power,regardless of how you punks try to impress him,the country is being ruined yet weve some *****s ululating ,u should ashamed of yourselves.

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  4. Dr Roland Msiska is now Deputy Secretary of Cabinet? Where is Mr Teddy Mulonga? Anyone with data?

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  5. After buying Radio phoenix, QFM, Hot FM and the Post, the PF thought they could hide things under the carpet. Whistle blowers are now using ZWD. They cant go to moles like membe and hickey the yellowman

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    • Wait and see,,,but then again only Tongas read ZWD the rest are not interested in their lies

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    • iwe i am not Tonga, Chika…as GBM would say, I am Bemba 100% but umutwe yandi waba mumuchanga wa ba ZWD

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  6. Lies, Lies, lies and more lies. These people in this government are not the best that Zambia can place in public offices as civil servants. Maybe they are the best Bembas available for CNP.

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  7. The forest is growing. Anyway, when people are about to leave this earth, they do a lot of unbelievable things. I think Ukwa ia saying goodbye

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  8. I fail to see how HH can be accused of misleading the public when the increaments are now public knowledge. The explanation being given is total nonsense and does not alter the facts on the ground as stated by HH.

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    • i agree with you…..why was there so much secrecy? now i agree with the people, this govt is upto no good

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  9. Maybe kaponyas do not know what 100% is. KK used to use the expression “taking GOD’s people for granted”. That is what one sees here.

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  10. This punk is dividing this country,all those bembas being appointed?lozis are now making sense when they want to be break away,this is serious my brothers and sisters.He should also blame the fool who owns the post because they had the headline and an editorial over the same issue.Education is very important i have just realised,how did we end up with this pumpkin head pig feet lunatic as our president?Jesus wept!

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  11. Dr Misiska, nice try for putting lipstick on a PIG. Whichever way you slice it , it’s still a PIG. For your own info Zambians are not daft. They know they can walk to Govt Printers and buy SI docs and compare the figures there  to last year’s. Nobody did any lumping you are talking about. Your work must be hard having to tell lies. How do you sleep?

    Anyway, whichever way you swing it 57 % salary hike is still way high in a country where inflation is running at about 6%. What is the justification? To attract a better president? Who told quality Zambians shun from contesting the presidency because of low salary? 

    The POST Newspaper tells us humble Sata lives on little resources, why did he not just take a pay CUT instead?

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    • my man, you put it very well, “humble Sata”!! In less than 1 one the “humble” guy has managed to double the extravagant of Ala-bi’s is remuneration. Indeed Sata and your cronies, how do you manage to sleep at night after all this u-turns, huh????

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  12. Mr President,why then did you keep the adjustment a secret until the Zambian Watch Dog(ZWD) revealed it?
    Mr President,for how are you going to point fingers at MMD when 10 months+ in government we cant see the direction we headed to?
    Mr President,are Constitutional Office bearers the professionals you want to retain and NOT the technocrats(doctors,teachers,etc)?
    Mr President,3 Deputy Ministers in Ministry of Home Affairs?
    Mr President,that nepotism,regionalism,tribalism,favoritism may backfire with regrettable consequences in the future!!!

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  13.  3 DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR ONE MINISTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Oh and 3 Deputy Ministers for one Ministry? Home affairs Ministry has many facets and yet has 1 Permanent Secretary to  service 3 Deputy Ministers to serve one Minister. I guess we are in PHASE 29 of Ministry alignment manifesto from PF. More jobs for unproductive cadres to drain the treasury.

    And these Deputy Ministers get a Salary that could pay for a significant number  primary school teachers or health workers. This for sure is waste and I abhor it.

    What happened to small cabinet and small Government? Did somebody forget to save  that page in the PF Manifesto?

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  14. Cry my beloved country!!!!! is Zambia a country of uneducated people. Ba sata sure, how do you just give the copies of the statutory instrument to journalists without defending it. How much increament hav you been given? and wat is the justification? Sata you are no different from the previous crop of politicians!!!! ua selfish, uncaring and a big letdown. twanaka naiwe!!!!!

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  15. A mistaken was committed but we had very little option if at all in September 2011.

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  16. “Cost saving is when u appoint three deputy ministers in one ministry instead of one.” By Micheal Chilufya Santa

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  17. So the supposedly corrupt mmd had the decency to pay themselves low and reasonable salaries commensurate with what the public purse could afford. And in comes st Michael the man who has a “heart” for poor Zambians. And the first thing he notices are the “distortions” in his salary. And these “distortions” can only be resolved by increasing his salary and allowances! Man of the people or a self serving tribalist scumbag and his ever increasing muchinga forest sucking the life out of publi coffers. What waste of space! God deliver us from this devil!

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  18. Next time they will condemn HH for not having put a full stop in his statement of fact. The point is not the 57% but of the increment. We are worried about the INCREMENT. 57% is still bigger than the 35% you insulted RB over. Can’t someone see?

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  19. The way Sata always talks about HH and Nevers shows me that he is indeed a failure. The man is commander in chief but he wants to comment on petty issues. What a loser! You should be announcing how you will improve the economy or how you will foster development. All we hear from you rotten mouth is the creation of districts and how Nevers and HH are liars. Msschew!

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  20. I hope every Zambian is paying attention to what is happening in our country.This is proper ‘ANIMAL FARM’.57% pay rise is not a small figure.And we are talking about the PF govt which has always claimed to be pro-poor.A Catholic Priest preaches about the poor becoming poorer and the rich richer,then he is deported in no time.The President and his friends are busy enriching themselves.’ANIMAL FARM YAPA ZED’

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  21. How can a professional auditor mis calculate like that if that is true bwana HH then we have problems if you can error on mere salaries what more privatisation of companies the calculator has failed the calculator boy.However there is a high chance that the president is the one lying looking at his past record and donchi kubeba type of Govt.

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    • Chikala, leave HH alone, that’s beside the point, learn to digest, oh, I save my fire after seeing your last sentence, but toloka

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  22. Why was the president hiding his 57% increament untill HH revealed it?

    How does 57% compare with 15% for civil servants?

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  23. Harmonization can also be achieved by reducing the perks for those that are deemed to be highly paid Ba Ronald Msiska. Seriously stop waffling, we ain’t kids! We read the GRZ Statutory Instrument No. 17 and 18 of 2012.

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    • “Dr. Msiska said that harmonization of the salaries is an on-going programme that government has embarked on and will be done in phases in order to cater for all the government departments”

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  24. u dull *****s,when u increase ur salary from 167 million to over 320 million,does’nt that represent almost 100%.u r as dull as that moron u have in state house,sha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Still appointing and swearing in and lying through his teeth! Ndiye kuti Ukwa amvelako bwino.

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  26. Ba Sata, so everytime we want to hear from our President, we have to look forward to the next swearing-in ceremony, to get half baked answers….when are you going to call for a Press Conference at State House. 

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  27. Its surprising that some people think they are cleaver by defending undefenceable. This idoit he always images that we are dull like himself. We now know that you came in office to steal from the government. You shall see what will happen to you after 2016.

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  28. ‘A country that continues to produce soft-minded men and women purchases its own economical and spiritual death on an installment plan’.Zambians, please, please, please,let us not be soft-minded.Satana and his ministers have no heart for this country, and worse still for Zambians.WE SHOULDN’T TOLERATE THEM.

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  29. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Watchdog,can you kindly suggest some 5 MP names Sata could have appointed,if not from MMD/UPND?
    Kalu – August 3, 2012
    14:27

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    • Moderation also happens on this site LT. When I am using my MTN dongle, my comments are always “moderated” and are only published after an hour or so. But when I use office internet my comments are posted in real time.

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  30. The president cannot hold a press conference because he knows that international media is waiting with a thousand questions for him, which he will fail to answer and the world will then know him for what he is. Zambians also trial and error mwamona nomba. Ati twesheko ba man of Action when you knew that it was all lies. Honestly he never learnt any lessons from Super Ken on how to govern a nation. Even young Mwanawasa did much better than this, Zambia nimaloza aya namasebela.

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  31. justified you prunk……the PF government is surely on the right track.a minute plis!immigration,dec,acc,police,passport/natinal registration department-its a big ministry and surely it requires more than two d/ministers. on salary increment,its also justified,a zesco director getting a salary more than a republican president,thats nonsense.anyway continue critizising while we eat..!and continue being BITTER.

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  32. Aaahhh HH is a leader without vision and i for one dont understand why people with high calible can follow such a man.Mazoka was a man (MHSRIP) not this under five u brot in guys!!!! Think…..and bring somebody who can reason to rule this party if u want it to movre forward.So far i can say there is no strong oppositrion and PF might start misbehaving soon…bt with ba Sata one has to be careful b4 getting into corrupt minds.

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  33. Its a real shame that bloggers can’t post objective comments instead opt to froth from the mouth like mad fools. Standards have really decreased on this website. I’m appealing to LT Admin to urgently look into my complaint and delete some posts.
    Very disgusted blogger.

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    • Shut up! This is not a pf website with pf friendly views only. Go start you own Newsblog for pf sycophants. You’re also a parasite on taxpayers money. Stop stealing from poor Zambians !

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    • Now Now my dear friend you are pointing at shadows, please go outside and a take a walk to cool down.

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    • Unfortunately it is people like yourself have really brought down the standards on this mate. You are perfect for Tumfweko.com

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  34. Part of the story reads “……He added that this is also in line with the government’s vision of offering competitive salaries and conditions of service that would enable the public service attract and retain the best professionals…..” Are MPs, and PRESIDENT/HIS VICE professionals or what??? I need to know coz civil servants who are professionals were not awarded that 57%. Maybe they think everyone is as illeterate as they are. I rest my case……

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  35. WHAT HAS SATA DONE TO HAVE A SALARY INCREMENT? BECAUSE THE ONLY JOB HE HAS DONE IS APPOINTING HIS RELATIVES TO GOVT POSITIONS,GLOBAL TROTTING,INSULTING HH & NERVES ITS ONLY A FOOL WHO IS BLINDED BY THEY TRIBE WHO CAN BELIEVE IN LIES OF SATA,RB USED TO GET 13MILLIOM KWACHA SATA IS GETTING 25MILLION KWACHA THIS IS MORE THAN 1OO% HH IS RIGHT SATA IS THE ONE WHO IS LYING ,ITS NOT A MATER OF MENTION 100% IN THE SI BUT FIGURES ALONE CAN TELL THAT ITS MORE THAN 1OO%.SATA IN BOTSWANA REFUSED TO EAT SAYING THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO JOBS IN BOTSWANA THE QUESTION IS HAS HE CREATED ANY JOBS IN ZAMBIA,THE POST NEWSPAPER TODAY CARRIERS ITS TAIL BETWEEN ITS LAGS THEY CAN’T CRITICIZE SATA AS HE WOULD TELL THEM TO PAY BACK 18BILLION TAX PAYERS MONEY,ANYWAY ONE DAY ZAMBIANS WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH.

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    • Only a tribalist will pretend that Sata and his pf are not a haven for Bemba tribalists. Maxwell stop being in denial. Sata is a major league tribalist.

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    • Maxwell is one of those paid by PF to blog in the hope that they can defend the PF and will say anything to defend his pay masters.

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  36. @28 Tonga bull, I wonder how far you went in school. 100% increase simply mneans making something two times as much. 167 million x 2 = 334 million. The president’s new salary is 320 million which is nearly double. In simple langauge when rounded off to the nearest that is 100% and not 57%. Dr Msiska must be ashamed of himself when trying to justfy the unjustifyable. UNZA produces better graduates than that, please dont Zambians to be fools.

    What would Sata have said if he was still in the opposition?

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  37. @ 48 I meant don’t take Zambians for fools and a typo on means and justifiable. However, the language is clear enough for all to follow.

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  38. Call me out of touch but is K25M a lot of money for a a president? On the other hand Sata’s appointments are causing some of us a lot of embarassment . We are not tribalists but he is making us to look like we are. Can someone please advice him to stop the rot?

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    • Unfortunately everyone including Chanda Chimba (despite his anti-Sata heroics) are now being painted with the same brush. Talk about one huge rotten groundnut in a mouthful causing everything to be spat out.

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  39. Mambala at work sure. He is not even ashamed for conning Zambians into voting for him. He is a real disgrace to Zambians in all areas of governance and personal conduct of national affairs.

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  40. Yes Mr Mutale Chikwanda @50 because this amount is much more than what he criticised RB so much for. Besides, the state covers all the expenses for the president and he does not use his salary not ever to buy soap. If that amount is all for him to bank then it is too much in a poor country as he pretended that he was a pro-poor president. Remember him using a minibus in L/stone and pretending to pay for himself shortly after being sworn in?

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  41. Looks like only one blogger is really wearing blinkers. Good for him as he is really enjoying pf money in his deep pockets.

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  42. Why should we keep on talking about a lone politician like Hakainde, we are just giving HH undue attention that he doesn’t deserve.
    Hakainde has never had a heart for anyone, he pays his workers 150,000 at his farms, so we know this is the man who has absolutely no heart at all for humans. Look at the millions of people impoverished out of the handling of the privatization?
    He made himself rich and so reach while our people go without food, here is President Sata he has come up with a minimum wage, this HH(Hopeless Human) is busy misleading our people, let him share his worthy with our people first if is going to relevant with zambians.

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  43. mr sata is having a cheap life, if he really had the heart for the zambian people he was suppose to reduce his salary

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  44. Honetly,wenRupiah increased his salary and that of his administrators.People complained including Sata.The post newspaper in one of their editorial said SATA is the man for the poor,see from the Watchdog,they have wadged war against the Catholic Church by deporting a Priest.Who is going to redeem Zambia???Is the president balancing the brains as alleged before?Has he served enough alread to warrant this increment?The problem with other blogers is anything to do with the president they shun to comment..Where are the PF sympathizers…Imagine:3 deputies one Ministry,and the campaign promises…RB the hero Mwandi…Twaalisowa tolike!!!

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  45. This is certainly not the best tym 4 ths adjustment 4 de president & not needed 4 de other office holders.Civil servants & lecturers were offered 4% these politicians are just selfish.It is sad tht we no longer hv any civil society organisations in Zambia.

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  46. Nothing will ever be right for everyone, not possible, impossible. How can we live and work together in harmony as a people. Selfishness, greed, that feeling of I, me and myself, is the major problem. If we can share equally, if we can trust one another, if we can love one another…. They offer ministerial posts to some, they refuse but at the same time they want to get what is not due to them. I remember UNIP, I remember MMD, those in opposition always have trouble even at looking at obvious things, they chose to differ on anything. How can the opposition  live happily with the ruling govt? In USA, UK, German, Rwanda, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, name any country, when in opposition you always see things differently, nothing makes sense from those in power. Life!

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  47. Talk is cheap dis is the same man who said he wil reduce the number of minisries now Dats total mades how can he appoint 3 deputy ministers in one ministry. Also its ws to early for them to v an increment.

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  48. Who is saying the truth PF or UPND? the drama  continues…………………………………

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  49. Why did it take the exposure of the SI to announce the increment. Another thing is that I have to read any comment by HH, but by Nevers. Why is the president just singling out HH as the oned misleading the nation.
    Now D/Ministers, I thought these people wanted a small government to save the mearge resources. We hve more Deputies than Chiluba’s govt which had 2 deputies for some ministries. Now we hve 3. Its not just the salary to be drawn, but the allowances, vehicles, even more abuse. all these guys so is read news papers & use government resources to visit their constitute,& to make the matress wet, have to be accompanied but civil servants on such trips. And we blame those that have gone abroad? I am on the plane the minute i get an opportunity with or without dual citizenship

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  50. I am sorry Dr Roland Msiska. What harmonisation? There is nowhere in the world where Ministers have to earn more than the civil servants in their departments. In the UK, the Prime Minister earns far much less than the most senior Civil servants. Town Clerk equivalent earn in excess of the local MPs or city mayors! In the US, it is the same picture. We do not have to pay public workers who we elect just so that they do not steal. If they are poor, they should not run for office FULL STOP!

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  51. Bull sh**. 100% or 57% is irrelevant ba Msiska, fact is you gave poor civil servants only 15% when they are the ones who needed 100% (or 57%) the most. If you are trying to harmonise salaries in government why didn’t you start with civil servants. If you mean the judiciary, those are professionals who should not be compared to these otherwise jobless politicians. How dare you compare the Chief Justice and Judges to these chakuti chakuti…….? Your excuses are so lame and so unbelievable that I wonder how you feel telling them ba Msiska sure. Anyway, voters are counting them and you have already accumulated a mountain of lame excuses within 10 months…….what a record!!!!

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  52. Please, we should not waste time on lonely politician like Hakainde who has no regard for the poor, HH (Hopeless Human) pays 150,000 per month, so why should we give him undue attention when we have a country to run? This is the man who impoverished our people through mishandling the privatization, Today our people are going without a meal because of Hakainde’s irresponsibility.
    Here is President Sata who has come with good policies that favor the poor, this guy Haka in his greed manner comes to critisize???? Don’t waste time on him you have 15m people to look after including him, because this chap just need to be governed forever.

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  53. Ba sakalanyongo! PF (Pathetic Fools)  is simply pathetic. I feel great that I never gave them my vote. I knew that these gumugumus can never liberate Zambia economically since most of them have never been to school. Even after 10 months nothing tangible is coming out of these fools. I rest my case!

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  54. That’s all Sata knows, squabbling with HH. Is that what you were voted into office to do? Muppet!

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  55. 64. Bukeni, i was once like you supporting Ba sata and my vote went to him and Lubinda. but what is happening is very shameful. Increasing salaries was the last thing i expected from Sata. He was laughing at Bwezani and yet they are the same. I really regret having waisted my vote. HH, Sata and all these finshed politicians are people we must not talk about. 2016 is around the corner and we have no candidate we can look at and be confortable with. Chipimo with sort of a soba mind has no numbers yet. let try the young ones this time. i wish there was a way i could really help chipimo for the villagers to know what he is capable of doing. To me he is the last option we have.

    Ba Sata personally nimbamwenamo. His point is no sata end of PF.

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    • Please baba, we are tired of your tribal monkey tricks. We know you want to promote your tribesman Chipimo. HH can not be classified as a finished politician when he has been in politics for only 6 yrs. Viva HH

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  56. Dr Ronald Msiska is free express his opinions, no matter how foolish they may be, this particular piece shows that the senior civil servants serving the despotic regime are lacking in fact –checking. Dr Msiska please don’t misuse statistics because the statutory instrument speaks for itself and does not support your baseless claim. 

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  57. # 43 Maxwell. You will be emanciated to the core in protecting, colluding and participating in the lies of your uncle Michael Sata. When sata was potrayed as humble, simple man, he hoodwinked Zambians that he can eat from the same plate with the poor, yet he has upgraded himself a better Zambian above the rest of us. So he can increase his salary and thaot of his own, meaning that the previous rulers were fools to keep their salaries low in line with the poverty standard of the rest of Zambians. To rationalise each lie more lies have to be created. The only trouble is that Zambians can now compare which ruler has been genuine with them. Truth will always catch up with lies and fools do not believe in this state of affairs. Maxwell, know that PF govt has betrayed Zambians and so are you.

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  58. H. H waiyasa nondo muliso, sata and PF BATILIKA KUNIDA AMBALI, MAZI ABO

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  59. I honestly think there are two things happening here, either Sata is lying or he is just plain stupid & wholly incapable of simple addition. To begin with, can Dr Msiska list for us the so called numerous distortions in the conditions of service for constitutional office bearers that prompted these SATAnic increments? Secondly, all the adjustments enacted during the MMD regime were effected bringing the salary of the president in particular to K167 million when Sata took office last year. Now, the GRZ Statutory Instrument No. 17 and 18 of 2012 raised this K167 million grudas salary to K320 million representing a hefty 91.6%. This is to the nearest 100%. It is not HH who is lying here, CNP has been caught pants down, stealing!

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  60. HH has not as an individual been given privilege as Sata to prove he is a tribalist as many who envy and love to hate him would like us to believe. Yet we find it easy to divert attention from the manifest divisive tribal inclination of Sata who is well placed to prove as leader of diverse ethnic groupings. Not everyone is taking lightly to misguided comments or sick jokes why can’t we debate seriously for the only one Zambia we have and never anticipate to be refugees. Sata is fueling the calls for separation of Barotseland. Time for xenophobia is nigh.

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  61. These bigoted neanderthal mumblings and appointments are only steering Zambia back to the dark stone ages. Just how such a low life primate could ascend to power in the 21st century says a lot about Zambians as a people.

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  62. No comment, Mr. President! Okay, here it comes: votes were wasted on you and your lot! Yaba!

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  63. Yaba, no wonder bloggers like Mumba Snr have gone into hiding, how does one continue supporting such a leader?

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  64. Late Atta Mills of Ghana had just reduced salaries for ministers and here comes St Michael with things he used to oppose RB for. Remeber when PF MPs walked out of parliamnet when RB the so called statutory instrument for watever was taken to parliament?

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  65. Objectively speaking, when most countries are adopting LEAN MANAGEMENT due to labour cost constraints, I find it totally un acceptable to be creating three positions of deputy ministers that do not even add value to its operations. How did they come up with these three positions? Was any job analysis and design done to determine the relevancy and need for such? At a time when civil servants are being given 15% salary increament due to budget constraints, is not only logical that such creation of positions defies common sense? These cadreism appeasement policy is what has destroyed our country. It is a shame and Dr. Msiska would do better by not commenting on these issues. I think, Dr. Msiska should revert to his substantive profession before he gets wasted with these politicians

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  66. Why are so many people crying in resignation as if there is nothing they can do about this farce & others???It is TIME PEOPLE POWER GOT TO WORK AGAIN!!!! This is not “Money in our pockets!!”, rather, “MONEY IN UKWA’s & CHIKOPA’S POCKETs!!” SOON, MINISTERS & THEIR DEPUTIES WILL OUTNUMBER CIVIL SERVANTS IN MINISTRIES!!! “Chikopo” meanwhile is basically doing nothing guess for how long & who knows when!!!!

    PEOPLE, LETS START HONKING OUR HORNS IN CAIRO ROAD EVERY @12 30hrs for 10 minutes everyday till Chikopa leaves Zed!!!!! & WE START SEEING FEWER MINISTERS & THEIR DEPUTIES!!! If they don’t hear us, we extend the honking period by 10 minutes every week!!!

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    • So you are going to be flying in everyday from Oz to come honk your relatives cars in Cairo Rd. give it a rest mr. keyboard revolutionist, these are symptoms that someone gets when they watch too many documentaries on the history channel.

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  67. ati “ni ndalama shabanoko chikala?” thats what GBM tells servicemen… can one imagine?

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  68. Paying good salaries is good and there is nothing wrong with that.CORRUPTION is high at the the moment because public workers get slave wages. There is a saying n Bemba,”ukwenda mwilungu ku pitamo.” MPs spends much more than they earn. I witnessed this when I was in Zambia.They sacrificed a lot.This is true because even the members of the opposition have welcome this development

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  69. @yaba- HEMCS shud talk about SI 17 and not 43. Have they done 2 SIs to hoodwink us? Im also wondering were Teddy Mulonga is but not a surprise since there re-alignment started

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  70. Chioneni kuipa pa menso, kaseba must have been a serios solola to have found himself with this *****, you mean to tell me even at medical school she failed to find a ecent guy!!! No nicisolola chabe nacheve.

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  71. HH cintinue hammaring the shit out of Satan & his tandem of thieves/tribalists.These thugs wil regret their coming into power. THUMB UP TO WATCHDOG,..! Not this useless site of bootlickers.

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  72. OPPER HAMIYANZE PLEASE LEAVE HH ALONE.SATA AND HH ARE AT PAR POLITICALLY.PLEASE COME BACK HOME OR KEEP QUIET.WITH THE MISTAKES MR SATA HAS CONTINUED TO MAKE, SOON IT WILL BE YOUR BOSS SAMPA WHO WILL DIFFER WITH HIS UNCLE AND THEN HELL WILL BE LOOSE ON YOU.I KNOW MR SATA ALSO DOES’T KNOW WHAT HAS HIT HIM.THE POSSIBILITY NOW IS THAT HH IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA.HATE HIM OR LOVE HIM.THIS WILL COME NATURALLY.

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  73. The man at 70++ years of age only has 7 guns, probably he can now accumulate abit of billions for his young children before he dispears. Please ba Zamba bear with the man!

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  74. Well done Watchdog, well done UPND for uncovering this. Keep it up as there is definitely worse to come. Our conman President is exposed. The shame of it all is staggering, especially that our economy is donor driven.

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  75. This ukwa has just certified his lootist credentials. Explain In summary, Sata’ salary  according to Presidential Emoluments Act 2012, stands at K327,593,805.00 from K164,120,016.00 according to Presidential Emoluments Act of 2008
    So 327,593,805.00 – 164,120,016 = 163,473,789
    AS a % 163,473,789/164,120,016 X 100 = 99.606%
    99.606 is for sure almost 100%.

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  76. I FIND NO SUBSTANCE IN HH’S HAMMERING GOVERNMENT ON INCREASED PAY. PLEASE LETS NOT MISLEAD THE NATION. CAN SOMEONE UNDERTAKE A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SALARIES IN KENYA, BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA. ONLY THEN CAN A SENSIBLE POLITICIAN COMMENT. YOU MAY JUST FIND THAT THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT UNDER PAYS ITS POLITICIANS!!! MAY BE THAT IS WHY WE HAVE POOR PUBLIC SERVICES DELIVERY. NOW THAT PAY HAS INCREASED, WE EXPECT PUBLIC SERVICES TO IMPROVE:
    1. NO STREET VENDING, VERY POSH PAINTED AND CLEAN CITIES, NO DYSENTERY AND CHOLERA – CLEAN TOILETS 2. REDUCED ROAD ACCIDENTS AND IMPROVED CAR REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL SYSTEM = NO QUES 3. IMPROVED PERI URBAN AND TRUNK ROADS 4. IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL MARKETING = NO QUES 5. ACCESSIBLE HEALTH SYSTEMS – NO SHORTAGE OF MEDICINES 6. IMPROVED EDUCATION

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  77. @90, Hakainde, I don’t hate him at all, what I hate is a leader who peddles on lies, yes i hate his pomposity, his luck of respect authority and he has no heart for the poor, lord of mercy have you been to his farm in choma or his aboteur in zimba? go there and then you understand why I dont want Hakainde any where near State House. Look how he handled the privatization????

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  78. HAMIYANZE, AT LEAST HH HAS CREATED EMPLOYMENT FOR MANY IN KALOMO ,CHOMA ,ZIMBA FARMS.HE PAYS THE SAME OR MORE LIKE ALL OTHER FARMERS IN THESE AREAS.AT LEAST WE MUST APPRECIATE HH FOR THAT.LOOK AT WHAT MR SATA IS DOING TO HIS SALARY? DENYING THE TRUETH ON CAMERA.OPPERS WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 99.6 AND 100 %. PLEASE ASK MR SAMPA.TO ME IT IS JUST THAT DOT. OPPER COME BACK TO CHOMA WE CONTINUE LOOKING AFTER YOU.LEAVE HH ALONE.

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  79. Chama Chakomboka was for all purposes and intent a senile man. After 10 months in power, the same if not worse could be said about Sata, the man is not only sick in the bollocks but his erratic unpredictable behaviour all point to a man riddled with masalamusi, he is MAD! But to our Bemba brethrens, he is the best and must finish his term of office. Clearly half a century of togetherness has failed to bind us as one, tribal bigotry still bedevils our choices to the point of endangering national interests by installing mad tribesmates in the highest office. That Zambia is a failed eterprise is a foregone conclusion. The minimum wage couple with the satanic 100% salary increase will spark riots that will break Zambia apart, mark me word.

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  80. And his friend Mumembe, tries to justify this! KWENA BAmbi abantu chibi sana. Civil sevants are getting peanuts, saw one payslip for a surveyor getting K3m after working for GRZ for 12 years! these are the professionals who should have salaries increased. Being a president is not public service, in case some fools don’t know. For one to decide to go and serve the people means that you have earned your money somewhere and you want to serve the people. HH qualifies, and does not mean you go and start gaining weight at the expense of the poor. in fact when one serves in that office, he does not need to be paid anything. I am Bemba and I and my clan supported this man who has turned out to be a real cheat. But ba Sata aka CNP, days are numbered, at this rate 2016 kwalepa sana, tamwakwanishe.

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  81. We have now read the two SIs of 2008 and 2012 on ZWD and our own calculations confirm the 100%, well maybe 97% salary increments if that makes the PF spokesmen more comfortable.

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  82. DEAR BLOGGERS,
    AM LOOKING FOR SPONSORS ,WHO CAN HELP MY BROTHER HAMIYANZE TO A TRADE SCHOOL.SINCE HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON ,HE HAS NOT BEEN OK IN THE HEAD.HE HAS RAN AWAY FROM HIS CHILDREN IN CHIEF MOYO AND ARE SUFFERING LIKE HELL.PLEASE EVEN HH SHOULD HELP HERE TO SPONSOR HIM TO MONZE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE.WASONDOKA OPPER.

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  83. i don’t know why people are felling to understand look, every need of the president, the wife, and all his children even those born from outside marriage. are covered by tax payers money i mean everything even the tissue, so the is no need for paying the president all that money, if i was to be ask by the company i work for that all the expenses i have will be covered than i wouldn’t even ask for a salary, coz what ever money i get as a salary covers my expenses. Mrs president please advice your husband you are a doctor i know he is not educated so people in has goverment are liaing to him they want him to fail, thats what they did to RB open your eyes madam president coz only u can help him. simple just what for that moment than raise issue am tellin u he will listen

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  84. How can you manage to sponsor me when Hakainde himself at his farm. Just at Hamorny primary school right at the gate of his farm, the school looks like it survived a war in afganistan, Hakainde has never donated a nail to improve this school, shouldn’t that be a shame?

    I have embarked on a country wide awareness about how irresponsible Hakainde is and he can never be trusted.

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