Opposition Peoples Party (PP) has told government to increase salaries for civil servants to meet the rising cost of life.
Ralph Jooma, finance spokesperson for PP said that civil servants have been caught up in the ever escalating cost of life due to economic dwindling.
He therefore wondered why Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe did not indicate the rise in pay of the civil servants. Jooma also laughed off Gondwe’s prediction that the economy is bound for a rebound because of, among other issues, good rains.
He said good rains alone is not a factor for a rebound of the economy.
Jooma, a former minister of economic planning himself, said the government should ensure value addition for agriculture products if the country is to have a rebound economy.
Gondwe has in his past statements ruled out increasing salaries for civil servants. He asked those civil servants seeking salary increase to leave the civil service and join the private sector which pays well.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :