Ministers power through 4% amendments


The Acting Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Shaw Kgathi has moved to effect President Ian Khama’s four percent salary increment on some members of the civil service.

Yesterday, Kgathi presented Parliament with urgent amendments to three bills providing for the remuneration of parliamentarians, members of the Ntlo ya Dikgosi as well as non-unionised members of the public service.  

This was just minutes after the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU), through Francistown South legislator Wynter Mmolotsi, petitioned Parliament to stop Khama’s move to adjust salaries. 

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