Tsogwane laments non increment of salaries

source: BOPA
12 February, 2010

PARLIAMENT – Governments failure to increase public service salaries while conversely raising value added tax by two per cent has left civil servants with eroded pockets.

This is now a double blow on government employees because their purchasing power has been highly eroded, complained Boteti North legislator, Mr Slumber Tsogwane, on Wednesday.

MP Tsogwane who was debating the 2010/11 budget in Parliament said a less harsh move would have been to increase civil servants salaries.

Increasing workers salaries would still generate the necessary revenue as it would increase income tax drawn from employees salaries, he said.

MP Tsogwanes comments came after finance minister, Mr Kenneth Matambo, informed the house that with 12 per cent VAT, Botswana remained the lowest in the SADC region followed by [continue reading]

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