Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Cabinet Effects President Edgar Lungu’s Decision to Reduce his Salary

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Cabinet has effected President Edgar Lungu’s decision to reduce his salary and that of his Cabinet between a range of 15 and 20 percent.

In December last year, the President directed the Secretary to the Cabinet to slash the salaries of highly paid public officers in Government.

The public officers whose salaries have been cut, are from Permanent Secretaries up to the President.

The decision by the President was meant to cushion the impact on citizens arising from the increase in fuel prices and electricity tariffs last year in December.

“l have shown the way and those willing to work with me should be ready to sacrifice, ” the President had said.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has terminated the appointment of Deputy Auditor General in charge of Corporate Services Division Sally Ross.

The President has since appointed Director of Finance at the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Clare Mazimba, to replace Mrs Ross.

The Head of State has also terminated the appointment of Controller of Internal Audit at the Ministry of Finance Joyce Sundano, and replaced her with Chibwe Mulonda.

He has wished the new appointees God’s blessings as they serve in their positions and he has thanked those whose appointments have been terminated for the service rendered.

This contained in a statement issued to the media by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe.

37 COMMENTS

    • The w@nker has sold so muck mukula he deost need the money then you have this dog KZ who was born out of the @ss and not the normal, KZ you are fical matter chik@l@

  1. My president and my role model boss, your generosity speaks volumes. On a previous post from today I commented stating or rather asking why hh couldn’t match the total money donated to us for covid as he is celebrated as a billionaire by his supporters. Some even say that he should be president because he is rich and won’t steal. However up to now all he has donated is tu ebu soap. My president I thank you for your humility and kindness. I voluntarily reduced my salary by 15 percent beginning of this year. Our friends in diaspora can’t even send money for salt for their relatives and yet will still criticize you for doing such a good thing. Vote pf. Kz

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  2. Anonymous the only one who stole from this country and is still walking freely is your demigod leader who undervalued state assets. This is reason many people lost their livelihoods. Meanwhile this is reason some of you were forced to move to diaspora, and yet you are too dull to realise the reason for this is the same hyena (hh) you support. This is what tribalism can do..

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  3. @ Anonymous….Exactly my thought, he has stolen Billions of Kwacha’s now his salary looks like peanuts to him.

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  4. How will the Presidents salary reduction help those who have been failing to pay Electrical bills and those that have sold or parked their vehicles because of failure to buy fuel? How can a pledge be effective after 5months? You increase Electrical bills and maintain longer Load shedding hours, how is that even helpful?

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  5. Ati cabinet has effected Lungu’s salary reduction today but hoodwinked Zambians in December last year- Kuwaya-waya fye.

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  6. As for KZ, stop insulting well meaning citizens. Insults will not insulate you as public enemy of Zambia. You or impostor, Zambians will never forget, you have harassed, beaten, maimed, humiliated, kidnapped, fired guns and shot Zambians and dehumanised them. This is because president Lungu protects you and abets your criminal acts against Zambians. Police should have arrested you for your widely known criminalities. Zambians deserve justice and time is coming to get it. PF regime hasn’t the capacity to prosecute any case of corruption in Zambia, Hence, your boasting that you made Lungu win elections. so you hold president Lungu at ransom for the Zambian law to be ineffective on your crimes. However, cleansing yourself on this site will not wash up, records, living witnesses exist and…

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  7. Slashing salary when the moron refused to pay back salaries for overstayingin office…if this was a salary increase the thieves would have back dated it to December.

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  8. Germany alone donated 370 million Kwacha equivalent to 18.5 million euros to support the Zambian people to control the pandemic and to help the economic and social consequences of the crisis, Today the Secretary to the treasury said the total value of donations-in-kind received from individuals, organizations, and other well-wishers, is K78, 150, 914.30 million
    They have already fattened their personal accounts with COVID-19 donations from Germany and Billions more from other well wishing countries

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  9. Is there anyone out there who can assist to deliver this message to the President that retirees are begging your office to be paid pension benefits. Recently payments were made surprising the ones who were paid are those who retired in 2018-2019 leaving out who retired in 2016-2017. PSPF can not give a concrate reason to the retirees.

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  10. This joker of a president,is he dealing with kindergarten. People are crying for reduction of fuel prices. He has failed and useless man. PF must go!

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  11. Woah, woah, woah! It took nearly six months to get around to doing this? What did someone remind him of the promise and he goes “oh geez”? And his cabinet and PSs all sitting around sitting around saying nothing glad he forgot.

    I guess we know who is NOT so much “man of action” anyway.

    Boss, so how about making the deductions retroactive back to the time of your announcement? Try that one to show you were serious.

  12. Also wondering why this took so long to come into effect and why the press statement didn’t bother to explain if there were technicalities that delayed the process by a whopping 6 months.

  13. Something has gone awry with this government. Even under Vedanta they paid their their electricitybis. Now under government, Liquidator Milingo “fails” to pay even a single dollar for its electricity consumption. Total irresponsibility on the part of Liquidator, appointed by government, i.e. employee of government. If KCM under Vedanta could pay its bills, but KCM under liquidator cannot, was liquidation a good idea? Or was there some other objective for liquidation? PF please tell us what your government is doing to this economy. Investigate.

  14. This moron Edgar busy terminating civil servants in financial positions without giving reason just know that person is not corrupt as his minister

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  15. What’s the difference between hypocrisy and don’t kubeba?
    Lungu has increased his annual salary from K447,599 to K487,839, backdated to January 2018 despite his government announcing austerity measures in June to resuscitate the tumbling economy.
    President Lungu’s decision to increase his annual salary and allowances comes at a time when his government is facing a debt crisis that has sent the local currency into a free fall. And Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile has said President Lungu is the most irresponsible leader Zambia has ever had since independence.

    President Lungu has also increased his special annual allowance from K117, 648 to K129, 413. According to Statutory Instrument No. 62 of 2018, President Lungu’s total annual emolument is pegged at K617, 252,…

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    …, which is about K51,437 per month. President Lungu last increased his salary in March 2016. In November 2016, President Edgar Lungu asked that his salary be cut by half, as part of the government-led austerity measures.
    But Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe on August 9, 2018 signed into law President Lungu’s increased salary.
    “In exercise of the powers contained in section 2 of the Presidential Emolument Act, and after consultation with the Standing Orders Committee of the National Assembly, the following are made: 1. (1) These regulations may be cited as the Presidential Emolument (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 and shall be read as one with the Presidential Emolument Regulations 2009, in these Regulations referred to as the principal Regulations. (2) These…

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    .(2) These Regulations are deemed to have come into operation on January 1, 2018,” reads the SI.
    “2. The principal Regulations are amended by the revocation of Regulation 2 and the substitution therefore of the following: 3. The President shall be paid a- (a) salary calculated at annual rate of K487,839.00 and (b) special annual allowance of K129,413.00.”
    Government has also increased annual salaries for holders of constitutional offices.
    Secretary to the Cabinet’s salary is pegged at K469,260, while Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and the Attorney-General will be getting K414,470.
    The Solicitor-General, Director of Public Prosecution, Auditor-General and the Public Protector will be getting K406,286, respectively.
    Permanent secretaries’ annual salary has also been pegged…

  18. Coming to the deductions of presidential salary, minister salary and permanent secretary salary, someone please tell me how much will be raised per month and how such a paltry amount will cushion citizens against high cost of electricity and fuel? How many customers does Zesco have to share the miniscule amount contributed by President and his ministers? Or are these officers paid 1million dollars each per year?
    Come on government be serious, return the money donated back to the donors, no one needs their crocodile sympathy, please solve the real problems of Zambia and keep your tuma change.

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    … pegged at K380,897.
    Commenting on the increased salary for President Lungu, Chaile said the Head of State was heartless to allow his salary to be adjusted when the majority of Zambians could not even afford a meal.
    “President Edgar Lungu must be the richest Zambian by now. It’s on record in 2015 elections, he declared himself to be worth K2.5 million. A year later in 2016 elections, he declared above K25 millions. It’s sad indeed that this man who claims to be a humble leader has decided to increase his salary to K 487,398 annually when this Country is going through a serious economic crisis. Maybe the President is preparing for his exit,” Chaile, the former University of Zambia students Union president, said.
    He said there was a lot of deception and lack of seriousness…

  20. KZ

    How did lungu earn $2.3 million after just 18 months in office ???

    We all know he came with no money to state house…

  21. @Kaizar Zulu
    How do you know am Tonga???…now you being tribalist….just because am anti Lungu ???? And by the way am not even Tonga but its a not a problem if you think i am….nothing wrong ….You are the one being tribal…Easterners are the worst tribalists…Just look at Bandit Edgar die hard supporters…..all easterners…am non Partisan and sometimes I criticize HH…..

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  22. THIS RIFF RAFF KZ WHOSE MUM,GRANDMUM,GREAMUMS WERE WHORES IN UK JUST WRITES WITHOUT THINKING.ECL HAS STOLEN ALOT.AND HH DOES ALOT OF COMMUNITY WORKS THAN YOUR ROLE MODEL. UBUBI.U,ARE THE SAME *****S WHO ARE EVEN MAKING PEOPLE HATE ECL.HH HAS MADE HIS MONEY CLEAN.NOT ALL OF U AND ECL. STOLEN MONEY.CUT HIS SALARY STILL MORE HE WILL BE STEALING CZ HE IS A DEALER.AND U THINK ZAMBIANS CAN BUY THIS NONSENSE? U CLOSED PRIME AND USED ZNBC TO SPREAD THE NEWS. UBUPUBA SANA.I,CAN’T WAIT THAT PF LOOSES POWER AND WE COME AND SEE U. EVEN U CHI KZ U KNOW THAT THEY IS NOTHING FOR U.

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  23. Don’t Kubeba about everything, debts, salary increment, real number of Covid patients, Gold, Mukula theft etc Thanks Guy Scott, the joke was us all along. All those musicians who sung “Don’t Kubeba” song should be proud too. Kkkk

  24. J0N4 MUKULA & HIS UB0MBA MWIBALA DANGEROUS DRUNKEN & VIOLENT CABAL MUST GO, FULL STOP!!

  25. @anonymous I know you are tonga because even racists always say that they are not racist and have black friends. I am not being tribal. I am stating facts. The only tribalists are the party that said they can only be ruled by someone from a specific tribe. Now correct me if i am wrong , but I am sure that was upnd.majority of angry diasporans like you are from a specific tribe who will always hate ECL irrespective of what he does. The tribal hate you harbour is deeply embedded in your DNA. Kz

  26. @wangling I cannot take a f.ool like you seriously. All you do is insult without responding substantively. You are the epitome of a typical frustrated diasporan constipated hippo. You are angry at your failed life there and yet take it out on us. Is it me who told you to flee Zambia and become an asylum seeker there wiping backsides of old people that sold and bought our fore fathers ? You are a lost cause

  27. Don’t worry Bally will bring sanity to our country, not these lunatics who are only interested in lining their pockets.

  28. The move is just OK but the problem is who is overseeing the money that is being deducted from you people

  29. After five months sure? What caused the delay? Will the reduction be in arrears to cover the missed 5 months

  30. This is absolute stupidity really, who does this lunatic think he is fooling? And these appointments and terminations, are directors of departments not supposed to be appointed by the Secretary to the Cabinet or Public Service Commission? Just how many people is this damn fool mandated to appoint sure? And every time you hear of a termination, it’s a Lozi/Tonga/Kaonde or Lunda. When it’s appointment, it’s only Nyanjas/Bisas and Bembas. Lungu really knows how to kill a nation. I wonder what Ross did to deserve being terminated, maybe she refused to open up her skirt to Findlay and he ordered his puppet to fire the girl! Just like Chiluba used state machinery to whck McTribouy after the chap had canal knowledge of Vera Chiluba! Naiwe Lungu, uchengele, Kainyokola Zulu aza nyokola ko ku…

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