Gov’t reviews Civil Service allowances & salaries

Apr 27, 2021, 1:10 PM

The government of The Gambia has announced the reviewing of salaries and allowances of the civil service.

“Conscious of the impact of low salaries and allowances of civil servants especially under the Covid-19 pandemic that has been ravaging lives globally, The Gambia Government under the leadership of President Adama Barrow is determined to revise the salary/pay-scale of the service across the board,” Office of Government Spokesperson states in a news release.
“Currently, the Personnel Management Office (PMO) is comprehensively reviewing the allowance structure for civil servants including nurses and paramedics. The Vice President assisted by the Secretary General has studied the draft of the proposed adjustments of allowances that are being fine-tuned by PMO prior to submission to the Cabinet.”
“Simultaneously, PMO has been developing an augmented Civil Service pay and grading structure with consultants from Public Administration International (PAI) in the UK.”
“Regrettably, the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected this important exercise. However, notwithstanding the pandemic-related lull, PMO is now at the final stage of costing the pay options developed by the UK consultants. Upon completion, these new options will be presented to Cabinet for Executive consideration and then submission to the National Assembly for the legislative action.”
“President Barrow’s Government is aware of the domestic and international socio-economic dynamics affecting the standards of living of many people and is diligently working towards ensuring that Gambian civil servants and their families enjoy maximum quality work-life balanced with ideal living incomes.”

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