Letsholo wants minimum wage to be increased

Thapelo Letsholo.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Thapelo Letsholo.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Member of Parliament (MP) for Kanye North, Thapelo Letsholo, will tomorrow put a question to the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs if it is possible to increase the minimum wage up to P3, 500.

Letsholo’s proposal is to up all levels of minimum wage starting at P1,750 for domestic workers. The MP says during consultations with his constituents, the issue of the rising cost of living is high up on the agenda with the majority appealing for a high minimum wage. “People are complaining that they can no longer afford to buy anything because things are very expensive. Some residents of my area are worried that prices have been increased but people are still getting low minimum wage,” said Letsholo.

He continued: “When was the last review of the minimum wage conducted, and what were the primary factors and considerations that informed this review; to what extent has inflation impacted the purchasing power of Botswana, and how has this affected the necessity for an adjustment to the minimum wage”.

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