Government concludes working on salaries for civic leaders

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing says it has concluded the process of establishing new salaries for Mayors and council Chairpersons.

Eastern Province Local Government Officer, Alex Bwalya told Breeze News that government has already established a new salary for mayors and council chairpersons, which they will start receiving soon.

Mr. Bwalya says this is because it is the first time for the country to have elected mayors and council chairpersons.

He however, says councilors who were elected in the August 11th general elections have already started receiving their monthly salaries.

Mr. Bwalya says government has not changed the salaries for councilors as they have continued receiving 700 kwacha per month.

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