Soldiers bemoan ruthless deductions from their salaries

Soldiers bemoan ruthless deductions from their salaries

Soldiers across the country are complaining of  being subjected to various  irrelevant and unjustifiable, mandatory deductions.

A look at a number of the soldiers’ pay slips indicate various  deductions that soldiers feel must not be mandatory to them. Among the notable deductions is K500.00 for Green Buffaloes FC, K150 deduction for Rifle Men FC and K50 for mess bills.

As if that is not enough all soldiers are subjected to what they are calling ‘army cooperative savings’ that has a minimum balance of K2,000.00. The annual ball deduction also is imposed on the common soldier and it’s a whooping K500 deduction.

The defense forces whose last month’s salaries were delayed, started getting their salaries officially today 03/03/2016 while most of them still have no sign of money in their bank accounts.

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