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Jonglei to review salaries of constitutional post-holders

Jonglei to review salaries of constitutional post-holders
Members of Jonglei state Legislative Assembly taking oath of office in past event. Courtesy

The government of Jonglei State has resolved to adjust and harmonize the salary structure of constitutional post-holders.

According to the state government spokesperson, constitutional post-holders in the state are paid higher than their counterparts in other parts of the country.

John Samuel said the resolution to review the salaries of civil servants and other constitutional post-holders was reached during the State Council of Ministers extraordinary meeting on Wednesday in Bor.

“We deliberated on the salary structure for the civil servants and the constitutional post-holders to see how we can harmonize the payment system- in this item. A committee was formed to study the document and compare the salary structure in the State and that in the rest of the States,” he disclosed.

Samuel did not mention how much a Cabinet Minister earns in Jonglei state to warrant the review. It is, however, speculated that each constitutional post-holder receives about 300,000 South Sudanese Pounds, equivalent to $500 every month.

Over the week, civil servants staged various protests in Bor town to demand their for their unpaid salaries.