Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced that Ethiopian civil servants will soon get a salary increase in addition to preferential access to 20pc of the condominium houses under construction by the government.
"If members of the public service wish to organize themselves in associations for the construction of houses, the government will provide them with land," Hailemariam proclaimed.
He announced this at the opening ceremony of the World Civil Service Day, held at the African Union meeting hall on Monday.
The premier also proclaimed that only members of the public service would participate in the draw for 20pc of the condominium houses under construction by the government. This is to avert the housing problems facing government employees, he said.
Intended to improve the working as well as the living condition of civil servants, the salary increment will be effective from July 2014 - the first month of the next fiscal year.
The increase will be made with consideration to the government's financial capacity, in a way that avoids awakening inflation or disturbing the stability of the economy, Hailemariam added.