The Minister for Information Mustapha Hamid has revealed that all the 110 ministers appointed by the President have not been paid since they assumed office.
Hamid explains that the process for the payment of the Ministers is yet to be completed hence the delay in the payment of their salaries.
Speaking on TV3’s Hot Issues, Mr. Hamid stated that it has been difficult for the ministers working without salary for the past five months.
“Ministers have not been paid,” Hamid said adding “It’s not a very good phenomenon in our country that people get employed and after one year they are not taking salaries yet, and they happen to be teachers, nurses etc.
“So, if it’s happening to politicians, we should say that: ‘Well it’s good that it’s happening to them so that they will feel the pinch and correct the anomaly for all of us citizens’.”
He, however, called on the Controller and Accountant General to ensure that the repetitive phenomenon where it takes a while before people are paid is dealt with permanently.