Public servants in Ngamiland demand special payment

MAUN: Civil servants in Ngamiland have demanded a special allowance to be paid to those working in remote areas. In a meeting with Maun East MP, Konstantinos Markus, the workers said they need incentives because they faceA special challenges in performing their duties. They asked the MP to take the matter to Parliament.

Senior civil servants informed Markus at the Rural Administration Centre (RAC) in Maun, about the challenges affecting the civil service delivery.  They complained of poor working conditions, which result in many people shunning Ngamiland. They said the district does not retain staff because many refuse to serve there, while others prefer to be transferred from there.  It was explained that there is a critical shortage of transport for government departments in Ngamiland. Government was also blamed for availing the wrong type of vehicles, not suitable for the sandy terrain of the district.   

” We need Toyota LandCruisers here, not the Mahindras,” quipped one of the civil servants at the meeting.

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