Belt-tightening at the top.

Position:Pay-cuts - Brief Article
 
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Zambian President Levy Mawanawasa and his cabinet are helping to curb excessive government spending by taking a 30% cut in salary. Vice President Nevers Mumba announced the cut as the government set about tackling chronic overspending, especially in salaries for politicians and bureaucrats. The President's current salary is about $700 a month, remuneration he claimed recently was Africa's lowest for a Head of State. There are 66 Ministers and deputy Ministers in Zambia. Mumba says the cuts are...

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