The opposition United Party for National Development, UPND in Eastern Province says members of parliament should have waited for the economy to get better, before approving the creation of four more new ministries.
UNPD Provincial Publicity and Information Secretary, Victor Mbuzi, says that the current economic situation is not conducive for creation of new ministries because it will lead to more government spending.
He says the MPs should have looked at the suffering many Zambians are going through, before allowing government to continue spending more money.
Mr. Mbuzi wondered why the MPs supported the creation of the ministries, when the country has had to look to IMF, the International Monitory Fund for economic recovery assistance and civil servants are not receiving their salaries on time.
He says that instead, the MPs should have advocated for the reduction of cabinet.