Pensioners Call For Increments

Pensioners have called for the upward review of their monthly earnings in light of the country’s economic environment.

The pensioners, who are being vetted under a civil service audit, say there is need for them to get an increase their payouts.

Most of their earnings are below $100 per month.

Public Service Commission Pensions Master Sylvester Mkandla says the exercise which is meant clear anomalies in the payment of pensions will be concluded on the 30th of October.

“We have over 180 000 pensioners at the moment. Some of the pensioners have since passed on but this has not been captured by our databases,” he said.

The government is on an exercise to weed out ghost workers as the wage bill which is over 80 percent continues to be a cause for concern.