Western Bahr el Ghazal State Wildlife Director Alfonse Hozo speaking to Gurtong in Wau. [Gurtong | James Deng Dimo]
By James Deng Dimo
WAU, 04 September 2012[Gurtong]-The officers have on demanded to get explanations over what they said is 50 per cent cut from their August salaries.
State Wildlife Director Alfonse Hozo said that the 50 per cent was cut from each officer by Juba but after the announcement of the parliamentary committee for security dismissed the reports, they were promised to be paid back the money.
Hozo said that the issue will be sorted out in due course but some of the staff have declined receiving their pay.
He said that the accounts office is ready to pay those who are willing to receive their pay as they wait to clear the matter adding that the deduction is not new as previously amounts have been deducted to assist the frontline forces without any problem.
Last week, Parliamentary Committee for Security Chairman Aleu Ayei downplayed reports that the assembly had cut the wages of the security personnel.
Ayei said that the delay in the salaries has nothing to do with cutting the salaries of the organized forces adding that the delay is because the finance ministry has introduced a new system and that they will soon receive their cash.
He however admitted that there has been a cutting in the housing allowance of the organized forces by 50 per cent but insisted that the cutting is minimal.
He added that the forces should only expect a cutting in 50 percent on their housing allowances.