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Employees to be paid on 25th of each month: Financial Minister

  2021-02-09  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Salaries of the Kurdistan Region’s public servants to be distributed on the 25th of each month, said Awat Sheikh Janab Financial Minister during a meeting with the parliament’s financial committee on Tuesday (February 9).

If implemented, the decision will put an end to the months-long salary delays that has affected employees for the last 6 years.

Zyad Jabar, head of parliament’s financial committee told Zhyan News Network that during the meeting with the financial minister they discussed the Kurdistan Region’s budget project.

“The Financial Minister assured us that they will start distributing salaries on the 25th of each month,” Jabar added. “The KRG’s revenue has increased, since oil is sold by dollar and the dollar is sold at a higher price, these facilitated the government’s duty of salary distribution.”

For the last few years KRG implemented different terms of austerity measures “considering the amount of revenue earned each month.” For the last few months, employees have often seen their salaries cut by 21%, and salaries of high rank officials have been cut by a higher percentage.

(Zhyan English)