Salaries in quasi-government institutions scandalous – Kabimba

GOVERNMENT has constituted a Cabinet sub-committee to look at salaries for heads of quasi-government institutions and those of other workers because of scandalous differences between the highest and lowest paid, says Wynter Kabimba.

And Kabimba said Zambia was using a colonial education system that produced graduates irrelevant to third world countries.

Addressing head teachers in Mazabuka, Kabimba who is justice minister, said the sub-committee would bring about equity among employees of government institutions.

“For a long time now, we’ve had a scandalous salary structure. You find a chief executive officer in a quasi government institution getting a salary that can pay all of us here. But we can’t continue like that. So government has constituted a Cabinet sub-committee to restructure salaries like we live in one country and this will cut across, starting with the President himself,” he said.