To solve the wage bill burden, empower SRC
The audit report recommending a reduction in the number of MPs and MCAs is welcome considering the ever-ballooning wage bill. The report recommends reduction of lawmakers’ allowances and retrenchment of redundant staff. Unfortunately, it is likely this will not be implemented because its approval depends on Parliament. This will end up being a waste of public resources since none of the proposals is likely to be approved. This calls for the SRC’s empowerment to handle all matters related to salaries and remuneration.