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The 8 percent salary increment applies to all civil servants serving in Zambia

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Public Service Management Division Permanent Secretary Boniface Chimbwali says the 8 percent salary increment that has been given to the education and health workers applies to all civil servants serving in Zambia except for the 2 percent, which only applies, to the health sector as an infectious allowance.

Mr. Chimbwali explained that Government through the bargaining unit agreed on seven principles that will guide on the review of terms and conditions on civil servants in 2012.

He further explained that from these principles, Government has removed tax from civil servants with a salary below K4000 and has upped the salary of those who were earning K3300 by K700, which will be replicated, to all civil servants.

Speaking to ZANIS in an interview this morning in Chembe District, he said Government through the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu has considered the plight of civil servants in Zambia through the salary increment and other benefits for civil servants.

He further explained that government introduced benefits such as the health insurance policy, the funeral policy and affordable rates at lending institutions such as Microfinance.

Mr. Chimbwali also clarified on the issue of debt swap saying government will assist civil servants who have loans with money lending institutions and advance salaries by swapping their debt with the money the government owes them in terms of allowances or emoluments.

“If a civil servant owes a money lending institution for instance K100 and government owes a civil servant that amount, then government will pay the money lending institution that amount it owes the civil servant,” he explained.

He has also assured civil servants that all those people that were employed in 2012 without required positions for the positions they hold and were given a period to upgrade have since been automatically migrated into their positions.

“When government employed people in 2012 some had certificates while placed in positions for diploma holders and so on and I can inform the nation that the PMEC and Human Resource Development Department has confirmed all the civil servants on those positions,” he clarified.

37 COMMENTS

  1. Zangena. Hello fellow civil servants can we hear from you. Twalumba for this gesture. As for me I continue to donate 10 percent of my salary every month

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  2. Truth be told, this measure is actually a pay cut in disguise.

    You have pulled more people into the income tax bracket, and that increment is swallowed up in paying income tax.

    The Kwacha has been devalued by over 100% in the last 2 years.

    How far can a salary of 3000 go in Zambia ?

    What an insult.

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  3. Some of you nurses and teachers will find that there’s only a K200 difference between your salary and that of a cleaner at the hospital. I hope you have addressed the issue of many medical doctors that have been getting salaries of interns since 2014

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  4. Your understanding of pay as you earn taxation is very shallow ba Sir. The non taxable amount remains untouched even when someone earns above this. If for example you earn 4000, its only the 1000 that is subjected to the tax.

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  5. This is NONSENSE to say the least. If civil servants can be given such a little percentage, what base mark are you setting for the private sector employers?

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  6. Dollar has gone from 10 to 22 which is an increase of 120% but civil servants are given 8%. Anyway civil servants know what to do next year.

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  7. So what is 8% but politics has rottain the governance. This is blackmerry civil servant.
    U can not increases salaries for civil servant by 8% considering ..
    1. value of our currency Zk
    2. cost of living.
    3. Increament which comes after 10yrs. Just a few to mention

  8. It’s the civil servants who run a country, not the politicians .. Civil servants are the first defenders of democracy, against crooked politicians as well as angry, mindless mobs.
    The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term.

  9. How does some one in Zambia survive on K5,000 a month? because a cleaner in UK earns £1,000 (K27,000) a month.

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  10. I recently saw somebody construct a numerology from the word “COVID” that goes something like this:
    C = 3

    O = 15

    R = 18

    O = 15

    N = 14

    A = 1

    6 66

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  11. You people should appreciate am just a casual worker at Kalulushi general hospital . But appreciate the government with my understanding it’s saying all the loans a civil servant has to lending institutions and bank the loans a cleared with the money government has for each civil servant.
    Take note: you people

    Mr. Chimbwali also clarified on the issue of debt swap saying government will assist civil servants who have loans with money lending institutions and advance salaries by swapping their debt with the money the government owes them in terms of allowances or emoluments

  12. Elections are near , you think you can dupe us with ka 8 percent, when we have stayed for 4 solid years without increment, 8percent is an insult.

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  13. “If a civil servant owes a money lending institution for instance K100 and government owes a civil servant that amount, then government will pay the money lending institution that amount it owes the civil servant,” he explained. End of quote
    Why not pay this money directly to its beneficiaries so they can pay their nkonkole not you paying for them? Govt has failed to remit deductions done on behalf micro finance institutions, so how are they going to manage to do a debt swap this time? This all propaganda

  14. Civil servants should learn to live within their n=means! That’s called prudence, not kaloba all over atase! Sata gave a 100% shaa!

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