The money which was deposited into legislator’s bank accounts Friday comes at a time when civil servants have issued an ultimatum to Government to go on strike.
Civil servants want a pay rise as they continue to earn salaries way below the poverty datum line currently estimated at around $540.
They accuse the government of delaying salary negotiations and of being insincere especially after agreeing to pay the MPs.
“It just shows the greediness in our leaders, we wonder what they really mean when they say they do not have the money to increase our salaries,” said a teacher at a local school.
The Welfare Committee last year negotiated with the executive for the MPs to be paid their outstanding sitting allowances which date back to 2008.
The executive decided to peg the allowances at US$15 000 for each legislator.