Govt Orders East Councils to Pay

GOVERNMENT has directed local authorities in Eastern Province to start paying councillors their monthly allowances.

Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister Nicholas Banda said yesterday in Chipata that it was the duty of all local authorities to pay councillors the stipulated monthly allowances.

“The councils that are in other parts of the country have already started paying their councillors but I am wondering why local authorities in Eastern Province have not yet started doing so,” Mr Banda said.

He said Government’s pronouncement that councillors would be put on the payroll meant that they would be paid by their respective councils.

Mr Banda said the local authorities in Eastern Province should identify projects that would help raise enough resources to enable them, pay their councilors and meet other obligations.

Source : The Times of Zambia

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