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.