Wale says extra public holidays ‘unfair’ for private sector
LEADER of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale has described the government’s decision to grant extra public holidays for the public service during the festive season as mindless and ridiculous.
In a statement today, Hon Wale said the decision for the public service to have extra public holidays from the 27th of December 2021 till January 3rd 2022 is an ill informed decision.
The Government last week has issued separate notices for public holidays and that is the private sector to have public holiday on the 27th December whilst the public service holidays from the 27th of December 2021 till January 3rd 2022.
“Private sector needs public service and government also needs revenue so such poor decision is unfair on the private sector,” he said.
Hon Wale said this country is faced with economical challenges and such unnecessary public holidays are bad for the economy.
He said both the Government and private sector are struggling to recover from the pandemic and decisions must be based on whether it is good for the economy.