Information sourced by this publication indicates that the Tonse Alliance government of Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has hiked Ward councillors’ honoraria by 50 percent.

This has been confirmed in a MEMO signed by by Secretary for Local Government Charles Kalemba.

According to the MEMO,the councillors will now be receiving K150,000 from K100,000 per month with effect from January 01 2021.

The development comes just hours after revelations that allowances for Members of Parliament have been increased by K1.1 million.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Local Government, through the memo, has asked local government authorities to negotiate with commercial banks to help the councillors to obtain loans.

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