7th June 2023
Make a Donation

Namurnyang: Employees seek two-month pay

Author : | Published: Friday, October 14, 2016

State government employees in Namorunyang have called for the payment of their salaries, which they say have been delayed for two months now.

Some employees, including teachers and nurses say their last pay was for July, while August and September have not been paid.

They say this has forced their children to drop out of schools.

Others have also said they are being threatened with arrest by people they have borrowed money from.

“Now I am waiting for two months salaries. Even last month we did not get money. Now the month is also ending. I see this cannot help and I am teaching,” said one employee.

‘We you are teaching and at the same time you have a family which is depending on you. It is very difficult. Now everything is expensive. If you are earning two hundred pounds, it will not help you,” said another.

In response the Director General in the Ministry of Finance, Peter Lokong admits the complaints from the employees.
He urges the employees to be patient while the government is working to secure the funds.

“We really don’t know what to say about the delay of the salary because the decision is in Juba and of the national government upon the availability of [money] which is settling the accounts that we have got and if it could be there then it could be paid but if it is not their then we are just waiting to hear more,” he said.

Support Eye Radio, the first independent radio broadcaster of news, information & entertainment in South Sudan.

Make a monthly or a one off contribution.

error: Alert: Content is protected !!