COVID-19 Budget: Pay cut for PM and MPs

PRIME Minister Frank Bainimarama will take a pay-cut of $32,875  for the next 6 months under the COVID-19 supplementary budget. His current salary is $328,750.

The Minister for Economy announced last night all elected officials, the Prime Minister, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and all Members of Parliament will have their pay cut by 20 per cent for the next six months.

The Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will have his salary reduced to $211,500 from the current $235,000.

Ministers for Health Ifereimi Waqanibete, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Jone Usamate will have a $20,000 pay-cut. They are earning $200,000 now.

All other Ministers who are on a salary of $185,000, will see their pay reduced by $16,500 after a 20% pay-cut.

All Assistant Ministers will have a $9000 reduction in salary, from the current $90,000 to $81,000.

The Leader of the Opposition, Sitiveni Rabuka will have a $12,000 reduction is salary from the current $120,000 to $108,000.

All elected members of Parliament, who are currently earning $50,000 will see a $5,000 reduction in salary.

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