Parliament Hikes Accommodation Allowances for MPs

Zodiak has established that Members of Parliament have had their accommodation allowances increased from the initial 80 to 100 thousand kwacha per day following an uproar by some lawmakers that the current amount does not correspondent with the high cost of living.

Minister of Finance Sosten Gwengwe told Zodiak Online the budget for the national assembly has been increased by 2.6 billion kwacha which covers allowances for the MPs without divulging more information on the increase.

Some MPs have confided in us that the changes are to be effected in the next seating of parliament.

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