In a statement released by Ministry of Finance public relations officer Chileshe Kandeta government says consistent with it’s objective of strengthening cash and treasury management, all civil servants salaries are on the Direct-Debit and Credit Clearing [DDAC] System.
This entails the receipt of salaries by civil servants within 24 hours of release by the Treasury, in accordance with the terms of reference and stipulations given to various commercial banks through which civil servants get their salaries.
“In this regard, the Treasury expects that all workers should get their salaries with minimal delays from commercial banks,” said Kandeta.
May salaries for civil servants were at least delayed by three days. The delay unsettled some civil servants who took to social media to express their displeasure at the development.
In the morning of yesterday, UPND president Hakainde Hichilema called on the government to immediately pay the workers.
A check this evening by Lusaka Times revealed that most civilian servants are now accessing their salaries.