Govt wage bill jumps to P1 billion
source: The Botswana Gazette
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 14:08
Ministry calls Budget Pitso
The Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Mr Charles Tibone, has said the introduction of the new Public Service Act has pushed the government bill up to P1 billion, from P700 million.
Tibone was speaking at press briefing last week in anticipation of the Budget Pitso which the Ministry has planned for Thursday this week. He said the arrears owed to civil servants total about P300 million, adding P76 million to the government wage bill.
Minister Kenneth Matambo said in the past the Ministry was criticized for being too secretive with the budgeting process. “Maybe the criticism was valid,” he said, explaining that they thought debating the budget in [continue reading]