Ministers salaries go up!

Ministers and deputy Ministers will receive an automatic monthly salary increment of KR1,400 (K1.4 million) as a result of the 15 percent fuel increase.

And National Restoration   Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo has condemned the selfish increase affecting senior civil servants and ministers while the rest of the people must fend for themselves.

He condemned the unjustified increase in take home benefits for senior government officials.

Mr. Chipimo said the increase in take home benefits of government officials among them deputy ministers and ministers had resulted in fuel subsidy reduction and subsequent increase in the pump price.

“Every Deputy Minister and Minister is entitled to receive the cash equivalent of at least 800 litres of fuel per month.