Teach­ers’ 300% pay in­crease de­mand will hurt econ­omy

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

If the 300 per cent salary in­cre­ment re­quested by teach­ers is ef­fected, it means Kenyans will have to pay higher taxes. This will con­se­quently raise the cost of liv­ing, slow down our econ­omy and in­crease unem­ploy­ment and poverty. It is an un­sus­tain­able cost which will also cause im­bal­ance in re­mu­ner­a­tion in the civil ser­vice. This is against what the con­sti­tu­tion en­vis­aged with the for­ma­tion of a Salaries and Re­mu­ner­a­tion Com­mis­sion. We have to look at some of these pay de­mands in com­par­i­son with our econ­omy.

EM­MANUEL NDIRANGU Kisii Univer­sity

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