Govt doubles chiefs’ honoraria


Government has doubled chief’s honoraria, fulfilling a promise Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe made when presenting the budget in May.

A letter dated 4th December, 2018 from the Department of Human Resources Development addressed to the Ministry of Local Government and District Commissioners says the adjustment is with effect from 1st July, 2018.

According to the letter, Paramount Chiefs will now be receiving K100,000 from K50,000 per month, Senior Chiefs will be getting K60,000 per month from K30,000 while Traditional Authority will now get K36,000 per month from K18,000.

Honoraria for sub-chiefs has been hiked to K16,000 while Group Village Headmen and Village Headmen will be getting K10,000 and K5,000 per month respectively.