Home | News    Tuesday 22 July 2014

W. Bahr el Ghazal pays SSP 8 million in gratuity claims

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

WAU, 21 July 2014 – South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state is currently paying gratuity claims totalling SSP 8 million owed to former staff affected by downsizing in 2008.

JPEG - 43.4 kb
Western Bahr el Ghazal state’s minister for labour, public service and human resources, Monika Sabino Madut, speaks to the press on 21 July 2014 (ST)

Monica Santino Madut, state minister for labour said her ministry would pay claims to the nearly 3,000 affected former civil servants.

“Our ministry is facing a payment of 8 million pounds to 3,000 people who were downsised in the past years of which we have right now started paying out,” Madut told reporters Monday.

“We are here today to tell our people to remain calm and continue Waiting for their pays as we are quite sure to pay all of them before the end of this year,” she added.

According to the minister, no one will be left unpaid in the ongoing exercise, which comes about over 200 staff demonstrated over delays by the state labour ministry to pay the long-awaited claims.

TEACHERS STILL WAITING PAYMENTS

Meanwhile, Madut said it was difficult to pay teachers demanding salaries, which were not planned for in previous budget estimates for the state.

“There is no way that the ministry can do to serve these teachers who do not have qualification documents unless the council of ministers allocate their appointment budget into chapter(I),” she said.

Last month, pupils from five primary schools in Kuajieno payam (district) protested following the dismissal of 500 teachers the ministry claimed were “illegally” appointed.

The state legislative chairperson for the education committee, Natalina Idris Jano, earlier urged the labour ministry to devise appropriate ways of addressing challenges facing schools in the state.

“There is an urgent need for the two ministries to sit down and find everlasting solutions to the issues facing teachers who do not have appropriate appointment while teaching,” Jano earlier told Sudan Tribune.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Formation of “TGoNU” without Constitutional Amendment: Is it a right of necessity? 2016-02-09 20:30:29 By Mabor Maker Dhelbeny In its 55th Extra-ordinary Meeting, held on 30th – 31st January, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the IGAD Council of Ministers in the communiqué on South Sudan: (1) (...)

Terrorism Tops African Summit Agenda: Lip service or strategic move? 2016-02-07 04:56:59 By Trayo A. Ali In Africa, terrorism is not only strategic threat to continent political security and destabilization, but more importantly it also constitutes fundamental challenge and eminent (...)

South Sudan and the nation building! 2016-02-06 11:47:08 " Disagreement does't mean disapproval." Oprah Winfrey. By Dhano Obongo I have been delving in a debate within myself as to what could possibly be the proper way to expound a presentation to (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Civil society group decries delay of S. Sudan transitional gov’t 2016-01-29 18:08:53 South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Date: 29.1.2016 For the immediate Release Press Release Following the passing of deadline of the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity in the (...)

Africa: Strengthen steps to end child marriage 2015-12-14 08:04:41 December 10, 2015 African governments should coordinate action to improve laws, education, health care, and public awareness to end the scourge of child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today (...)

Professor Akolda, it is too early for you to go 2015-12-06 06:36:15 I learnt from social media of the untimely departure of Professor Akolda Maan Tier on the 30th Nov 2015, whom I knew and admired, as one of the great, committed sons of both Sudans, who dedicated (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.