NCP Chairman Engages Other Parastatals on Government Leave Allowance Policy

NCP Chairman, Umaru Napoleon Koroma NCP Chairman, Umaru Napoleon Koroma

Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) has in a meeting held with heads of parastatals revealed government’s decision to mitigate the effects of the new Leave Allowance Policy following the enactment of the 2018 Government Supplementary Budget. 

Mr. Umaru Napoleon Koroma informed the management heads about governments’ unwavering commitment towards the welfare of public sector workers adding that, the new arrangement- initially adopted to resolve the Bank workers’ stalemate is mainly to ensure workers “are not made worse off.” He said government is poised to have a harmonized renumeration system for all workers across the board adding that institutional profitability and their ability to pay dividend to government, are critical benchmarks considered following a diagnostic review of the public sector wage bill by the Ministry of Finance.

 As previously with the bank workers’ agreement, heads of parastatals agreed to the following conditions.

1) The Provisions in the supplementary budget as regards leave allowances are to be upheld.

2) Staff yet to go on leave will be paid one month of their gross salary and the difference between the old and the new leave allowance be paid to staff as other allowance while the tax element is paid by the parastatal.

3) Bonuses will be paid only based on the achievement of a targeted profit level

Going forward, the Chairman said employment terms and conditions will be reviewed before the end of the year to usher in improved conditions of services that would ensure workers are not heavily dependent on non- taxable leave allowances but basic salaries and end of service benefits.

“We don’t want employees to be disadvantaged…we will be discussing new terms and conditions that will hopefully restore the dignity of public sector employees.”  Mr. Koroma averred. 

Several heads of Parastatals who spoke at the meeting commended government and the NCP and promised to relay the good news to their employees. “I feel relieved now because there seems to be a solution for this year” remarked the Managing Director of the Sierra Leone National Shipping Company, Fatu Maria Conteh.

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Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August
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With gratitude to God for a life well lived

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