WALE APPLAUDS DECISION TO PAY RENTAL TO PUBLIC SERVANTS

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Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale has applauded the recent change done by Government to pay rent entitlements directly to public servants. According to Hon. Wale, this welcomed change is a step towards creating a more responsible and robust public service.

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However, Government is strongly urged to set realistic amounts that reflect the high cost of rent that public servants face.

As a national concern, Hon. Wale stressed that these amounts should be ones that enable public officers to avoid poor living conditions, making sure our officers are in good living conditions.

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Wale argued that it is crucial to ensuring the country does not suffer from low productivity and a demoralised public service.

“Public servants are the main drivers and implementors of Government policies. As such, Government has a commitment to making sure that public servants can fully afford good living conditions. To put it simply, Government must ensure that the hard-working people who serve this country have good roofs over their heads,” said Hon. Wale.     

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