By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has confirmed that the salaries for Government Ministers, Presidential Advisors and Members of Parliament may be increased pending the outcome of considerations.
This is after reports surfaced in the media that the APNU+AFC administration was considering a 100% increase for its officials and members of the National Assembly.
When contacted, Jordan told iNews on August 01, that the salaries for these officials were “under active consideration.” However the Finance Minister did not state what amount the increases would be since according to him, it is being considered.
“Salary increases are under active consideration for all member of the national assembly…If it is under active consideration, I can’t say (the amount) until it is finalized,” Jordan told iNews.
Reports have surfaced in sections of the media that the government is planning a 100% increase in salaries while the public servants will be given a 10% increase instead of 20%.
Jordan is set to present the 2015 Budget on August 10 which will details of all the increases being offered to public servants, Ministers and Members of the National Assembly will be revealed.