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Salary increment skips MPs, ministers

By Bida Elly David


Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has suspended payment of constitutional post-holders and legislators in the adjusted salary structure.

Government’s spokesperson, Michael Makuei, said that the new salary structure does not apply to constitutional potholders.

“It is worth mentioning that the new salary structures are not for public servants, it is only for civil servants,” he said.

According to the information minister, the National Emolument Act has to be enacted first in order to address benefits of the constitutional post holders.

Makuei said constitutional post holders and the lawmakers bear different payrolls, distinct from the ones of civil servants.

He noted that the salary scale for minister and legislators is still on the old scale determined by the National Emolument Act which is yet to be amended.

“Unless the emolument act is amended, this will be when their salaries will be adjusted accordingly,” Makuei added.

He said they are in the process of amending the national emolument act for the constitutional post holders and the legislators.

Last year, the former Minister of Finance and Planning, Agak Achuil presented the emolument statute for the fiscal year 2021/2022 to the Transitional National Legislative Assembly for review.

The emolument statute has not been reviewed since its enactment when South Sudan was declared independent in 2011.

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