Election officers decry IEC payment delays

FRANCISTOWN: Three months after last year’s general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is yet to pay some of its hired hands. During various stages of the October elections, the IEC hired officers from across government departments to help in the process.

So far about 36,000 government officers are worried that they worked extended hours at the elections and are yet to be paid for their sweat.

The workers were promised payment either at the end of November or December, but they are still waiting for their dues.

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