Registration workers in the ongoing national identity cards registration exercise have written government expressing their concerns over increment of their salaries.
According to a letter made available to this publication, the workers are not happy with the K55,000 increase.
They said they are confused on the considerations taken to come up with the K55,000 increase since they were demanding K10,000 daily allowance.
They further said their dedicated efforts deserve a daily allowance on top of the taxable fixed salary per phase.
“While we appreciate effort for the increase, we hereby write again in a further grievance that the increase is unjust, far much from what we expected as on deliberate basis we did not want to propose a percentage for the increase.
“We are giving you 24 hours from this day (Tuesday) of submission to give a reply and failure to do so will result in our progress of putting our tools down, counting the 7 days said in the first petition which we haven’t suspended,” reads Part of letter.
The employees also wondered why government has failed to fulfil a promise made by minister of home affairs and internal security Grace Chiumia who told the media that registration supervisors and officers are to be getting K10,000 per day.
“It is reasonably unfair for the ministry of home affairs to be holding such information. In the same path, as we still appreciate the K55,000 increase, we see the significance of the K10,000 daily allowance,” the letter says.