Green Party President Peter Sinkamba with Finance Minister Mrs. Mwanakatwe
Green Party President Peter Sinkamba with Finance Minister Mrs. Mwanakatwe

The Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has called upon Finance Minister Margret Mwanakatwe to immediately disburse salaries for National Prosecution Authority and other judicial officers countrywide.

Speaking in Kitwe yesterday morning, Mr. Sinkamba said it is wrong for Government to keep essential public service workers like prosecutors without pay because such blunders breed and promote lawlessness in the nation.

He also said that failure to pay salaries undermines adherence to national values and principles espoused in the Constitution of Zambia.

“Today, President Edgar Lungu reported to the Nation on the implementation of national values and principles. It is hard to promote national values and principles when the Minister of Finance is not pay public service workers on time.

“How can a holder of a public office maintain and promote of the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity without salary? How can they provide effective, impartial, fair and equitable public services without a salary?

“We understand that they are planning to go on go-slow. We appeal to the Honorable Mwanakatwe to avert the inevitable go-slow by releasing salaries without further delays. Dispensation of justice should never be undermines in a nation. It breeds and promotes lawlessness in the nation..

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    • We have very important elections coming up in April how can we spend on public workers when we have campaigns coming?
      Come to Roan and feel the heat. Where’s your Roan candidate?

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    • Really laughable….Peter there is no money RDA and these reckless fooooools used it to import $80 million worth of Prefab bridges when they could have bought simple steel frames in Kafue.

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  1. Why he single out judiciary workers only? All workers must be PSID on time. Why they don’t know that its unethical, immoral, illegal, uncouth, uncivilized , unfair, etc not to pay workers on time

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  2. The PF is a Government of very greedy egoist individuals, they only care about themselves. Margaret has failed, most institutions have not been funded for close to 5 months now. Kennedy Malama didn’t make much sense when he asked how hospitals are running, they are running because suppliers are not being paid. Only Edgar’s activities are being funded and allowances for Ministers. It’s now causing this nation embarrassment, the non payment of funds for the Kazungula bridge project a is shame

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    • They failed to pay $18 millon for the bridge when they are importing basic components for small bridges that dont need precast building for $80 million.

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  3. Sometimes i am made to wonder, where was Mwanawasa getting resources from? Universities were running normally, we had subsidies on fuel, subsidies on mealie meal, subsidies on farming inputs, lower taxes, no speed cameras, no toll gates, no debts, no 37.5 paye, dollor around K3, and yet the guy still managed without much difficulties. where did we go wrong as a country? can we go back to the drawing board? There is no shame in asking for assistance from guys like Magande who are still around. Ca we put politics aside for a moment

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    • Mwelwa, Mwanawasa was an upstanding leader, NOT like Jona Chakolwa, who uses Government resources to buy himself a useless Jet “Bling bling” coz Komboni man is easily impressed by trinkets, just like historical Chiefs who sold their citizens to Slavery for beads, & mirrors.
      Jona overinflatesToll gates, Fire Tenders, pockets the difference & uses proceeds to build himself Mansions in Eswatini, & throw money @ Cadres to go & brutalise citizens in Sesheke.
      That’s where the cash goes, as you are asking.

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    • Mwanawasa government also paid unza salaries late sometimes as late as 10th of the following month. Go and ask Magande he is still there he will attest to this. The fact that he completed hipc which was started by Chiluba does not make him an angel. He only became popular because he succumbed to the scandalous Post newspaper. Having said that, this current government is the most scandalous and uncaring government. They don’t know what it means to govern. They are only concerned about gaining massive popularity which as a matter of fact they are going to lose very soon. Just wait and see how things are going to boomerang sooner rather than later.

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    • Very well said. If you recall during Mwanwasa’s time we had the HIPEC program that basically forced govt to cut on its work force, the current govt wage bill squanders between 40 and 60 percent of the budget. Can you imagine paying all those Police, Teachers, Defence personnel, Council workers, ZRA, medical personnel and then you have to pay the senior govt officers(MPs, Ministers, PSs, Heads of Defence, Police, and IntellIgence, Heads of Parastatals, ZRA, Ratsa, Zabs etc etc with their luxury SUVs, allowances, air tickets to attend workshops and seminars which add no value at home, These are the things eating the budget. Remove these costs and the nation will be better off.

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  4. I DON’T KNOW WHY HON MUTATI WAS REMOVED AS FINANCE MINISTER. THIS MWANAKATWE CHAP DOES NOT KNOW WHAT SHE IS DOING. MWANAKATWE ABUSES ALCOHOL. HOW CAN SHE PERFORM? SHE GOT PAID. SHE’ S HAPPY. CAN SHE GO WITHOUT PAY? CAN SHE LIVE WITHOUT DRINKING BEER?. DOES SHE THINK THINK THAT PROSECUTORS DONT WANT TO DRINK.

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  5. Money for prosecutors was misaplied or squandered by Mwanakatwe.I would propose that these innocent prosecutors must be sent back to police becoze National Prosecutions Authority has failed to them.We hear that their money was eaten by people who knows UKUBOMBA MWIBALA BALYA MWIBALA . KKKKKKKKK.

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  6. PF Civil servants are now filled with shame and embarasment.They were busy singing “ifintu in lungu”,”pa bwato” but now they have gone months on end without pay.
    Yes suffer peacefully and don’t expect any sympathy from us. Fight your own battles.
    These are consequences of over-borrowing.FORGET ABOUT THE IMF BAILOUT.

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  7. The tragedy of Zambia is Irresponsibility by its current citizens! Nations have been destroyed because of irresponsibility by its citizens! Irresponsibility means not taking personal and collective responsibility for our destiny or thinking only the outsiders and foreign debt can develop our country! That is wishful thinking! Character is a very important consideration when choosing leaders! Most leaders we have have never even owned a simple poodle to understand what it takes to look after lives! People deserve the mediocre leadership they get! Expect More Salary Droughts and more taxes and Levies going forward! This is what a Debt Crunch feels like – all money going to debt servicing and nothing left! Currently Debt to GDP ratio is over 70%! What that means is for every K100 GRZ…

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  8. Added to this is the blatant extortionist tendencies of banks , using PMEC system to make unwarranted deductions from salaries of unsuspecting employees. Who is sanctioning these thefts and at what stage?

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  9. collects in taxes, K70 goes to Kaloba! That’s how reckless your PF has been. All former Finance Ministers across the political divide forewarned us but we thought they were politicking! Let’s live with the consequences of following the blind! Expect worse things in 2019 and 2020. Your first Eurobond is due in 2022 when Zambia has to pay USD 750,000,000 in one day! Meanwhile, Miles Sampa and company who started the Eurobond issues is now advocating for bonds for Municipalities! Can PF run a country without thinking of debt all the time? Kaya …???

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  10. Dununa reverse with these morons of yours, even this month end you won’t be paid, the money is going to the stup!d by elections that you have every month, even the stup!d cadres who go and cause violence for the stup!t PFoools party get paid more than govt workers, that’s what happens when you have Kaponya’s and Drunks in govt Jono Meno Meno..0IQ tosser

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  11. They have blown it …..this is nothing , expect to re register your title deeds, re register your reg cards , re register your your bank accounts , re register your passports

    Re register means more money for PF and lungu

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    • PF and lungu it is re register title deeds that will raise you money

      ….you can say you want to bring sanity to the housing and building sector and mordenise the record keeping…..

      Don’t panick guys, that is the last thing PF would want to be made public , to many houses with stolen money ….properties that can not be accounted for on salaries they are on

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  12. Isn’t Edgar ashamed that he could buy himself an aircraft when FRA hasn’t paid all the farmers it got maize from last year? When people rose against Guy Scott when Sata died this isn’t what they expected from you. If there’s any morality left in you, please don’t contest in 2021. You’re a disappointment. Shame on you!

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  13. Prosecutors not paid? Come on president Sinkamba, don’t just whine, assist Hon Margaret by providing workable solutions too. For example, point out to her that if she withheld presidential empowerment funds, she can use the savings to pay the remaining civil servants including NPA without a drop of sweat. There is that presidential empowerment advisor some Tembo guy I think, how about Maggie sending him to Germany for a course, the few weeks that he will be away can save some empowerment funds and pay salaries. As you know the Germans have set aside Euros5.5million for capacity building, they can use that to send Tembo away for a while.

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