Somali cabinet emergency meeting cuts salary and increase MPs tax

Sources have told Radio Dalsan that Somali government has increase of tax on members of parliament, cabinet and cut salary on grade A civil servant workers.

The decision was reach after emergency cabinet meeting chaired by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Sunday meeting comes after World Bank and government signed five years agreement on salary payment to civil servants in Somalia last week.

It is not immediately clear what triggered the move but it is contrary to economic improvement in the country for the past years since Al Shabaab pushed from Mogadishu and other key economic breeding areas across the country.

Norweigian Government has been aiding Somali government in paying salary to its civil servants.