Amos Malupenga
Amos Malupenga

The ministry of local government has awarded local authorities employees salary increments of 4% percent.

Ministry of local government permanent secretary Amos Malupenga said that the increment is graduated in the range of 2% to 8.5% with the highest paid getting 2% and the lowest getting 8.5%.

Mr. Malupenga said that the local authorities have also improved other conditions of services such as meal and all salary related allowances.

He was speaking after the conclusion of the negotiations on the increment of salary and wages for local authority workers with the Unions.

The permanent secretary said the salaries will be paid through the local government equalization fund and other revenue ventures from the local authority.

Meanwhile Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union -ZULAWU president Kingsley Zulu called for maximization of revenue collection avenues so as to pay employees on time.

Mr. Zulu said there is need to expedite the automation of the revenue collection systems in order to reduce cash human contact.

Mr. Zulu also proposed that government should enforce a law that prohibits cadres to collect money in markets and bus stations so that the local authorities can benefit from the resources and maintain market places.

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  1. The trouble is the so-called revenue collection sources are the same depressed and deprived citizens of these locales that have awarded themselves an increment. I am hoping what is not being spoken is that we are localizing simple things like local supplier participation, part-time manual labor at construction sites, and re-skilling of semi-skilled labor force (a guy who is learning about compaction of roads could get a certification of sorts so he can be viable long after the part-time job is done). Stuff like that, you know. Could help quite a lot.

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  2. Local authorities lack so many things. I wish Government could force all the local authorities to acquire the much needed equipment like graders, excavators, street sweeping equipment etc and the other thing is the slowness in their processes. Most of the time CEOs are never in their offices. Effective utilisation of CDF is never there, this fund is a brilliant idea but the councils just waste it because at the end of the day, they have nothing to show us what they do with it.

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    • Local authorities are not the problem but infused cadres manning them,and do u kn the most of the funds raised by locals end up at the ministry instead of at the respective councils,decentralization is the key

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  3. They were failing even to pay the old salaries now how will they even pay the new salaries. This is just on paper.

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  4. “Meanwhile Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union -ZULAWU president Kingsley Zulu called for maximization of revenue collection avenues so as to pay employees on time.”
    For those who do not know, Zambian councils collect revenue in order to pay salaries, that is all.

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  5. Good move and well supported and what of revenue collectors who are on commission how do you look at them? I thank you

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