Grenadian PM appeals to parliamentarians to make personal sacrifice for country
Grenadian Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called for parliamentarians to forego gratuities owed to them as part of what he says would be a personal sacrifice for the good of the country.
Mitchell, whose administration is seeking to implement a home-grown debt restructuring programme, said government ministers have agreed to forego an automatic six per cent increase to their salaries, consistent with the increases to public servants, and which came into effect in May.
Government officials said that by foregoing their salary increases, ministers are giving up approximately $65,000 Eastern Caribbean annually that could total just over $300,000 for the duration of the Mitchell administration’s term in office.
They also indicate that in terms of the gratuities, the government could save in excess of $1.2 million.
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