Ambale faults SRC's job evaluation plan
08 November 2013, 16:04
Nairobi - Dan Ambale, the Nakuru County Assembly Minority Leader and Kaptemwa Ward Representative, has faulted the Salaries and Remuneration Commission's (SRC) plan to have their jobs evaluated to determine their monthly salaries.
Ambale said Sarah Serem's commission is dealing with remuneration issue unconstitutionally especially after failing to meet the deadline for evaluating the County Representatives' salaries.
"We had earlier given SRC three months to conduct job evaluation but failed after coming up with a disagreeable report. It thus asked for three more months for re-evaluation but so far no solution has been found despite the devoted and patient County reps discharging their duties," said Ambale.
Ambale held that their decision to boycott their duties will not deter the public from getting services but will instead give room for better and fair service delivery.
"SRC's oppression to the County reps is the oppression of residents who elected us, and we have the right to ask our employer to honor the earlier agreed upon salary without contradictions," said Ambale.
"The monthly KES 79,000 salary is not enough compared to our oversight responsibilities, and when the sum is properly evaluated, our basic salary stands at KES 42,000 which is very little for elected public servants to discharge their duties," he added.
Moreover, Ambale said that County governments should conduct civic education for residents to understand the responsibilities of the County representatives, the governor and MPs in order to limit the witnessed confusion.
He said residents falsely accuse them of not discharging some duties that do not fall under their jurisdiction.
Ambale was speaking to a local radio station on the constitutional roles of County representatives.
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