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County staff asked to brace for salary delays owing to cash crunch

28 October 2015, 21:29 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - County government staff in Vihiga have been told to brace for tougher times next month as October salaries are set to delay.

This will see the more than 1 200 staff wait longer before receiving their October salaries as the effects of cash crunch continue to be felt across the country.

A circular from the county public service department dated October 26 and copied to Governor Moses Akaranga, county secretary Linet Abdallah and all the chief officers said the delay was occasioned by "unavoidable circumstances".

"This is to inform all chief officers that due to unavoidable circumstances, the October salary will delay for some time," a circular signed by public service chief officer Kutwa Nyerere, reads.

County Finance executive, Moses Luvisi blamed the national government for the delay saying that the county has not been given funds for the month.

“Funds are usually disbursed every month to the counties, and as at October 15, we had not received our tranche. Nearly all counties are affected,” said Luvusi.

He said immediately the national government disburses the funds, staff in the county will have their salaries promptly. 

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The circular asked the chief officers to deliver the communication to all the staff in their respective departments.

It further called for calm among the staff and asked them to continue delivering quality service as the salary issues gets sorted out.

This will be the third time staff under the regional government would be experiencing salary delay this year, after February and August.

The delay will also affect the members of county assembly and assembly staff.

Every time the salaries delayed, nurses from the county always downed their tools and only resumed work after being paid.

The delay circular comes close to two months after the nurses and the county government signed an agreement that outlawed delay of their salaries.

It is the agreement that made the health workers suspend their strike that had been planned for September 7.

The agreement signed in the presence of Governor Akaranga noted that health workers' salaries would be paid on or before the fifth day of every month without the delays witnessed in the past.

The nurses branch secretary, Caleb Maloba however warned that they would always down their tools on the sixth day of every month in case their salaries are not paid into their accounts by the agreed date.

On Monday, Early Childhood Development Education (ECD) teachers demonstrated peacefully to the county headquarters for their payment of over 10-month salaries.

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