Somalia: MP calls on Puntland Govt to pay delayed salaries


GAROWE, Somalia Jan 14, 2015 (Garowe Online)- Puntland Member of Parliament has lambasted President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali’s administration for failing to pay salaries of civil servants, army and other government employees, Garowe Online reports.

In an interview with Puntland-based Radio station,  Burhan Adan Aw Abdi said Finance Ministry is responsible for the growing public frustration over long delayed pays.

“Finance Ministry has not shouldered viable responsibility to address the plight of civil servants,” Aw Abdi went on, adding that the current revenues match the expenditures.

He noted that the public funds need to be managed effectively as army troops on the frontline are deeply frustrated with the missing pays.

Puntland Government has been grappling with what it described budget crisis severity, although high ranking officials including ministers and MPs are being paid on monthly basis.

Security forces staged more than two mutinies, urging the political leadership to pay off overdue rights. 


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