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Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has approved the proposed salary increase, including a minimum wage for public servants by 23.3 percent, the Presidency has announced.

The last time civil servants enjoyed a salary increment was seven years ago.

A statement issued by the Director of Presidential Communications Zuhura Yunus on Saturday May 14, said the proposals were part of Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa’s consultative meetings with stake holders in Dodoma regarding salary increment.

“The increase is based on the country’s GDP, domestic revenue expected to be collected in 2022/23 and the state of the domestic and global economy,” reads the statement.

The statement adds: As a result of the increment in the financial year 2022/2023, the Government plans to spend Sh9.7 trillion to pay salaries of civil servants in the Central Government, Local Government, Institutions and Government agencies. .

The proposed increment will as a result push government wage bill in 2022/23 by Sh1 .59 trillion equivalent to 19.51 per cent compared to the budget for the financial year 2021/22.

The announcement follows a recent move The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar to increase the minimum wage of public servants by between 15.6 and 19 percent in Zanzibar. – Daily Monitor

6 COMMENTS

  1. Do not compare Zambia’s economy to that of Tanzania. Magufuli did not steal nor condone corruption while here ECL encouraged ukulya mwibala leading to the destruction of the economy. Our unsustainably high debt levels is a story for another day. Hard to think of what the PF dictatorship did not wreck.

  2. While it’s a good gesture by the president of Tanzania, I personally I’m not so inclined to salary increases because in most cases frequent salary increments just trigger more inflation which defeats the purpose of the increment but I would rather have the money gain for value. In other words, it’s better to have someone earn K5,000 which is equivalent to US$1,000 than K20,000 which is equivalent to same amount in US dollars.

  3. Not always so if wage increases are carefully designed to respond to inflation. Economic expansion is largely driven by consumer spending which in turn encourages productivity through investments. The problem in Zambia is the high unemployment rate which which takes the brunt of inflation.

    • Please do not get me wrong, I’m not against wage increases, far from it. I would very much be very happy to see most Zambian get a far wage for their hard work. But the point I’m trying to put across is that it’s far more important to work on economic fundamentals and manage factors like inflation. In other words, what I’m trying to say it that for me it is more important to improve PPP for the citizens instead of chasing inflation by salaries increases.

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