Salary increament unprecedented, brags Sata

President Michael Sata with First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba,Speaker of the  National Assembly Patrick Matibini and Mrs Matibini walks towards Parliament buildings at the official opening of the House in Lusaka. Picture by STEPHEN KAPAMBWE.

President Michael Sata with First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba,Speaker of the
National Assembly Patrick Matibini and Mrs Matibini walks towards Parliament buildings at the official opening of the House in Lusaka. Picture by STEPHEN KAPAMBWE.

Zambia’s President Michael Sata officially opened Parliament on Friday, September 2013, bragging that his administration has achieved a lot the last two years it has been in government.

President Sata who was accompanied his wife, Dr. Christine Kaseba pointed increment of civil servants salaries as one the achievements of his government. He said the increment and restructuring of conditions of service in the public service was unprecedented.

In his speech that lasted over an hour, President Sata said Zambia’s Civil Service conditions of Service was competing favorably in the region.

Traditional dancer at Parliament grounds during the opening of parliament Picture by STEPHEN  KAPAMBWE.

Traditional dancer at Parliament grounds during the opening of parliament Picture by STEPHEN
KAPAMBWE.

The event was spiced with some traditional ceremony from various groups that performed on the grounds of Parliament. His speech as usual was full comic as he cracked jokes in between sending parliamentarians to laughter. He as expected talked about bald heads as many opposition MPs had their hair cut to tease the Head of State who seem to be allergic to bald heads.

President Sata arrived at Parliament at 10:25 am local time.

Earlier recently elected MPS for Chipata Central, Kafulafuta, Mkushi North, Solwezi East and Mkaika took oath before the Speaker of National Assembly Patrick Matibini.

The President’s full speech can be read by clicking here.