The government of N. Bahr el Ghazal pays two months’ salary arrears.
Civil employees in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal State have received their two months’ salary arrears.
Public workers have been seeking payment of six-month wage arrears since November last year. They have also requested modifications to their compensation while protesting soaring commodity costs.
The state communications minister, William Anyuon Kuol claimed the payments were paid on Thursday and Friday.
“Today, the state workers are getting paychecks in northern Bahr el Ghazal,” he remarked. According to the government employees, they allege that they have not been paid for six months. So, you deduct two months from six months, and you remain with four months. But we don’t know which months they are. “
According to a report seen by NCMP, many government workers still complain that the income they get are not adequate for their requirements. The money public servants get is like a drop in the ocean, and many asked the state administration to guarantee the fast payment of their salary.
Some think they can identify the scale utilized to pay the arrears. Can we say the ministry of finance is honoring what the president has said awhile back that money had to go released on a monthly basis?
Meanwhile, the state Anti-corruption Commission chairwoman, Anei Rok, acknowledged that the salary received are planned for November and December 2021.
We have two months (November-December 2021) where the government of N. Bahr el Ghazal pays two months’ salary arrears. are out now. But we are still asking for four months from January to April, “he continued.
In January, the government paid October 2021 pay arrears for governmental officials in the state.