Mozambican police commander calls for calm over salary arrears

Police officers of the Republic of Mozambique have not received a salary for two months. Speaking to the media, the police commander general, Bernardino Rafael, says he is “aware of what is happening”, but calls for calm from the agents.

The two months of delay in the payment of salaries of police officers is generating controversy, admits the commander general of the police.

Speaking to the media, Bernardino Rafael said that colleagues have had to postpone surgeries for lack of money. “I have colleagues who are having health problems [and] are not being operated on because they have not had their salaries,” he noted.

The police commander general says other colleagues have been evicted from their homes “because they didn’t pay the rent” and others whose children were unable to take school assessments because their parents “didn’t pay the fees”. Bernardino Rafael, says he is “aware of what is happening”, but appeals to officers to remain calm.

A problem with the computer system and the framework of state employees in Mozambique, as part of the implementation of the new Single Salary Table (TSU), is causing delays in the payment of salaries to the Civil Service, the Mozambican executive said in July.

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