The 2019 Budget describes the policies and programmes to restore fiscal discipline, diversify the economy for sustained inclusive growth and job creation, promote human capital development while at the same time increase the role of the private sector and expand social protection services consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the new National Development Plan.
According to Minister Saffa, “the Government Wage Bill is projected to increase to Le2.40 trillion from Le 2.07 trillion in 2017. “
He added: “The salary of civil servants, teachers, police and the military in Grades 1 to 6 is also increased by 10 percent and those in Grades 7 to 14 by 5 percent, effective January 2019. This is in addition to the 10 percent increase announced in the 2018 Revised Budget in July 2018.”