Ministry of Finance admits to errors on January payslips

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Chileshe Kandeta
Chileshe Kandeta

The Ministry of Finance has admitted that there were errors on the January pay slips for civil servants which it said was caused by a technical glitch.

Some civil servants have complained that there were some strange deductions on the January salaries with some reporting to have lost as much as K1, 500.

But Ministry of Finance Spokesperson Chileshe Kandeta said the government has noticed errors in the payroll for January, 2018 following the implementation of 2018 terms and conditions of service.

Mr Kandeta said government is thankful that some affected officials have also reported the errors to their parent Ministries.

“According to preliminary findings, there was a technical dysfunction in processing the January, 2018 salaries for public service workers. This triggered overpayments among some judiciary workers and underpayments related to combat allowances for some officers under the police service,” Mr Kandeta explained.

He said a team comprising officials from the Office of the Accountant General in the Ministry of Finance and the Payroll Management and Establishment Control Office at Cabinet Office has since been constituted to trace all the “fault lines” in the payroll and immediately implement corrective measures.

“In the case of the police service, all deductions made in error will be paid in full. For staff under the judiciary, corrective measures will also be undertaken in line with the 2018 approved terms and conditions of service,” he said.

“While making efforts to remedy the situation, the Treasury appeals to all accounting and payroll management staff to conduct verification checks on the payrolls of their respective Ministries, Provinces, and Other Spending Agencies  so that the integrity and proper functioning of the Payroll Management and Establishment Control System is ascertained,” Mr Kandeta said.

“The inconvenience caused by the system dysfunction is regrettable, however, the Office of the Accountant General in the Ministry of Finance and the Payroll Management and Establishment Control Office at Cabinet Office are working tirelessly to correct the situation and restore the smooth running of the payroll.”

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    • @Ndanji
      Expect more such glitches under PF. It s just an excuse. PF has stolen all the money and left nothing.

      This is what happened in Zim when things started going bad during which the Zim government admitted in the end that it was broke to pay civil servant on time and asked for time.

      When it could no longer find the money it printed Zim bonds which people could use to get on with their lives until the Zim govt organised enough money to pay suppliers and store owners in exchange for Zim bonds.

      I warned you guys in 2014 that PF will follow in the foot steps of Zim but you never listened.

      Well this is but the begining. PF wont tell you the truth. Get it from people like me with agents working inside state house.

      Feb salaries will even be smaller until civil servants…

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    • Civil servants getting paid for absolutely nothing! The wage bill in Zambia gobbles almost 40 to 55 percent of the budget! Those are huges figures to pay underperforming 1diots! Many of the civil servants are stealing in all directions! They steal by not being found in their offices, reporting late, they steal by asking for bribes, they steal govt property, they steal everything. What a sad state of affairs!

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  1. Aah, this explains why my XAPIT account could not take an increment of ZMW67,000. Anyway, I am happy with my ZMW8000. But how are you going to deduct. Believe you me, half of the ZMW67,000 has been spent. The rest has been squandered.

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  2. @Chitapakwa Allepo Trump: Be honest in what you say and do, then you build yourself a better life with blessings:

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  3. BARITONE when are you ever going to do a good job? A civil servant who got my chickens on credit can’t pay me because of foolishness.

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    • @Ndanji
      Expect more such glitches under PF. It s just an excuse. PF has stolen all the money and left nothing.

      This is what happened in Zim when things started going bad during which the Zim government admitted in the end that it was broke to pay civil servant on time and asked for time.

      When it could no longer find the money it printed Zim bonds which people could use to get on with their lives until the Zim govt organised enough money to pay suppliers and store owners in exchange for Zim bonds.

      I warned you guys in 2014 that PF will follow in the foot steps of Zim but you never listened.

      Well this is but the begining. PF wont tell you the truth. Get it from people like me with agents working inside state house.

      Feb salaries will even be smaller until civil servants…

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  4. Ndanje…… sorry, please bear with me,…. its only a poultry amount but still cry fowl after the non payment

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  5. So since Mr President is firing diplomats (17),let him also fire the team of Ministry of Finance as well.

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  6. Civil servants getting paid for absolutely nothing! The wage bill in Zambia gobbles almost 40 to 55 percent of the budget! Those are huges figures to pay underperforming 1diots! Many of the civil servants are stealing in all directions! They steal by not being found in their offices, reporting late, they steal by asking for bribes, they steal govt property, they steal everything. What a sad state of affairs!

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  7. The administrators of the system just tempered with it. Automation is going to have them exposed. Ethics and honesty is the way for this un/christian nation. And I will not be surprised if we start accusing the opposition.

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