Breaking: President approves 23% salary increase

Breaking: President approves 23% salary increase

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, President Samia Suluhu Hassan, has approved a salary increase proposal, including a minimum of 23.3% for public servants.

The proposals presented to the White House are a continuation of the session of Hon. The Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, recently in the Dodoma region and received expert information on salary increases.

The increase is based on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), domestic revenue expected to be collected in 2022/2023 and the domestic and foreign economy state.

As a result of this measure, in the financial year 2022/2023, the Government plans to spend Shs 9.7 trillion to cover the salaries of all employees in Central Government, Local Government, Institutions and Government Agencies.

Thus the salary budget for the year 2022/23 has an increase of Shs 1.59 trillion, equivalent to 19.51% compared to the financial year 2021/22.

Meanwhile, President Samia has received proposals for a new Pension Benefit regulation as the Tanzania Confederation of Trade Unions (TUCTA) requested in May 2022.

President Samia has approved and directed the ministry responsible for social security issues to continue working with TUCTA and the Tanzania Employers’ Association (ATE) to complete procedures to ensure the 25% lump sum payment rejected by stakeholders in 2018 increases 33%.