Libya's Presidential Council decreases salaries of government officials by 40%

Libya's Presidential Council decreases salaries of government officials by 40%

November 12, 2019 - 20:24
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Presidential Council has ordered a decrease of 40% in salaries of its government ministers and its own members, including the Head Fayez Al-Sarraj, and another decrease of 30% in salaries of Presidential Council's advisers, starting 2020.

The statement of the order was published Tuesday on Facebook and it said that the decrease in salaries will be in effect starting January next year.

It also asked the Ministry of Finance to provide a proposal for the percentage to be cut from the salaries of the state administrative authorities' employees as well as to take the necessary measures to unify the salary bracket for all public sector employees and workers in Libya.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Council called in a letter on the High Council of State and House of Representatives to take measures to deal with the inflation while preparing for the 2020 budget.

The Presidential Council called on the two councils to outline a successful financial policy that provides good growth rates and a balance in the budget.

"The increasing number of employees at the administrative authorities is challenging and is one reason for corruption." The letter added, saying that the state employees' salaries are taking up large portions of the country's revenues.