The Government of Eswatini has announced that top officials including the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers will have to settle for business class when flying on national duties. This, along with several other measures, form part of a cost-cutting initiative to spur economic recovery after a state-run radio broadcast that the government cannot afford to pay social grants to the elderly.
Govt Has No Cash to Pay Elderly Pensions, PM Says He Will Fly Business Class to Save Money
Swazi Media, 23 November 2018
Swaziland/Eswatini is so broke that pensions for the elderly are not being paid. State-controlled radio has been broadcasting the news over the past few days. Read more »
First class seat (file photo).
Eswatini Govt Announces Cost-Cutting Measures
Government of eSwatini, 23 November 2018
Following the current economic challenges facing the Kingdom, Cabinet has decided to implement major interim fiscal decisions to enhance financial prudence and controls so as to… Read more »
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