Parley passes 4% salary increament


Members of Parliament (MP), members of Ntlo ya Dikgosi, Judges and other non-unionised members of the public services are due to receive a four percent salary increment at the end of this month following Parliament’s passing of amendments to clauses providing for their remuneration.

The bills were passed to effect a decision made by President Ian Khama to increase salaries of non-unionised members, a decision slammed by critics as divisive of the civil service.

After extending Parliament business for two hours to deal with the bills, which were presented to the House on a matter of urgency, MPs passed the Specified Officers (Salaries and Allowances) Act, the Ntlo Ya Dikgosi (Salaries and Allowances) Act, the National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) Act and the Judges Miscellaneous Provisions Act to allow for the implementation of the decision to increase salaries of the affected officers, with effect from April 1, 2014. 

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