Teachers are Well Paid, Ministers Get Peanuts – Kapeya

Information deputy minister Mwansa Kapeya has claimed that members of parliament and ministers in Zambia get peanuts compared to teachers who are “well paid.”

Featuring on Cross Fire Blogtalk Radio, a UK-based based radio online, Kapeya said ruling Patriotic Front ministers and MPs were sacrificing on behalf of the country.

The former local language Bemba section broadcaster at ZNBC specializing in radio drama known as Ifyabukaya laughed off suggestions by presenter Gershom Ndhlovu for ministers to surrender their allowances and save on government expenditure.

“A salary of a minister, its peanuts compared to a parastal chief executive. Even the teachers, they are well paid today than ministers.