MMD, PF Ministers’ Salaries – what a jump!

By Our Correspondent
Scratching my head. Are these numbers correct or not? Please let us analyse these salaries. Help this villager. Are these numbers factual or are just made up?
With the latest appointments, expenditure on government ministers alone compared to that of MMD is estimated as follows.
THE MMD GOVERNMENT (2008)
Ministers: … 75,117,124 Salary 26,382,673 Special allowance 26,680,000 Utility allowance  ZK128,179,797 x 24 = ZK3,076,315,128
Deputy Ministers: 70,953,196 Salary 24,107,904 Special allowance 26,680,000 Utility allowance —————- 121,741,100 x 43 = ZK5,234,867,300
Total expenditure: 3,076,315,128 5,234,867,300 ———————– K 8,311,182,428 Source of Raw Data: The
Amended Presidential Emolument Bill No. 18 of 2008
THE PF GOVERNMENT (2013): Cabinet Minister:
149, 938,472 Salary 38,380,194 Special allowance 38,812,730 Utility allowance —————- 227,131,396 x 20 = ZK4,542,627,920.
Deputy Minister: 141,626,993 Salary 35,070,974 Special allowance 38,812,730 Utility allowance —————- 215,510,697 x 53 = K11,422,066,941
Total expenditure: 4,542,627,920 11,422,066,941 ——————— K15,5964,694,861 Main Source of Raw Data: Statutory Instrument No. 18 of 2012: The Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Emoluments (Amendment) Regulations, 2012.