Ministerial Salary Review
Read in the papers that the findings and recommendations of the Ministerial Salary Review Committee will be out by the end of the year. And they have received many feedbacks and will take them into consideration.
I just have one point to add on the new salary. It must be absolutely transparent and with little room for too much variations. If there is any provision for bonuses, rightly there should not be, it must be minimal, at most a 13th month.
The last thing I want to see happen is for a small fixed salary and a huge variable that can be paid as bonuses or whatever, like 24 or 48 months more. The tenure of office of an elected govt is 5 years and nothing more. The salary shall be fixed for 5 years and anyone taking office shall know exactly what to expect.
The practice of a fixed salary plus bonus plus bonus shall be done away with. Allowances shall be specified as well. The basic position is that there must be no room for doubts, suspicions and imaginations.