6 November 2018

Botswana: Public Servants to Get Pay Increase

Public Servants are likely to get improved conditions of service and salaries in April next year; that is if the consultant engaged to review their pay recommends such.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced on Monday in his SONA address that despite the legal challenge that unions have made to the salary bargaining process, his Government has proceeded to engage a consultant.

"I wish to inform this august House that Government has appointed a consultant (PEMANDU Associates SDN.BHD of Malaysia) to, among others, review the current Public Service remuneration system in terms of salaries, allowances and benefits. The consultancy work is expected to be concluded before the end of December this year. Once the PEMANDU report has been finalized, Government will engage Public Sector Unions on the recommendations thereto. I also wish to inform this august House that I have appointed a Commission led by Honourable Justice Monametsi Gaongalelwe to review the conditions of service for the Members of Parliament, Councillors, Ntlo Ya Dikgosi and the Judiciary. The Commission is expected to submit its recommendations in December this year. It is the wish of Government for any recommendations agreed upon to be budgeted for and effected on 1st April, 2019."

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