Salary cuts: directive or voluntary ?

Salary cuts: directive or voluntary ?

By Dickson Jere

I had to read again the State House statement on reduction of salaries. Paragraph two clearly states that the President directed Secretary to the Cabinet to effect the reduction of salaries of senior government officials including parastatal chiefs.

Now we are told by Permanent Secretary of information and broadcasting Chanda Kasolo that the reduction of salaries will be voluntary. Which is which? I thought the clarification, if any, should have been made by State House which issued earlier statement. For now, it is wait and see! Is it Presidential directive or voluntary proposal?

I had to read again the State House statement on reduction of salaries. Paragraph two clearly states that the President directed Secretary to the Cabinet to effect the reduction of salaries of senior government officials including parastatal chiefs.

Now we are told by Permanent Secretary of information and broadcasting Chanda Kasolo that the reduction of salaries will be voluntary. Which is which? I thought the clarification, if any, should have been made by State House which issued earlier statement. For now, it is wait and see! Is it Presidential directive or voluntary proposal?

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