Gov't: We Are Sorry for State House Salary Mishap


viagra dosage sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The erroneous list, which indicated some workers at the President’s office earning as much as Sh 96 million, was unveiled by Hon Cecilia Ogwal on the floor of Parliament.

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Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo told press at Media Centre Tuesday morning that in compiling the policy document, the figures in monthly salary column had been mistakenly multiplied by 12, there by leading to exaggerated wage figures.

The error, he said, occurred during the process of uploading the spreadsheets into the Output Budgeting Tool (OBT) database.

“These errors were, however, pointed out to Parliament and each MP also got the correct version of the list through emails that they access on their iPads,” he said.

Opondo named a one Geoffrey Seremba who heads the Finance and Administration Department in the Office of the President, as the person behind the colossal mistake.

He however hastened to rule out any ill-intentions by Seremba to soil the image of the President or State House, and said that he deserved no disciplinary action.

“This is to emphasize that State House like any other government institution has its monies appropriated by Parliament and it follows the normal Public Service Salary Scales, save for a few who are appointed on a person to holder salaries.”

He added, “Parliament has never cleared such astronomical figures for State House. There was an obvious error that was identified in time and corrected. It was unfortunate that some MPs chose to ignore the facts.

Chimpreports also accessed a letter by Secretary to the President’s Office Ms Deborah Katuramu dated July 1, clarifying on the mistaken salaries of the staff on pages 126 -171 of Ministerial Policy Statement (MPS) for the Presidency.

The original MPS which was sent to all MPs on June 27 had placed the total annual salary requirement for state house at Sh. 84.7 billion instead of 7.2billion

Opondo expressed hope that the mistakes would not create a wrong impression and reassured the public that government would endeavour to provide accurate information as much as possible.


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