The Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) will soon seek public views on the proposed increase to Members of Parliaments entitlements.
The Commission is the constitutional body that administers the entitlement of Members of Parliament (MPs).
The Secretary to the Commission, Derek Vagi has clarified that the proposed increases to Members of Parliaments entitlements are mere proposals and not finalised.
Vagi said the Commission is yet to consult with relevant stakeholders on these proposals to gauge their views before a decision is made.
“As a responsible institution, the Commission intends to gather views from relevant stakeholders including the public in order to reach a fair and suitable decision,” Vagi said.
He added that the document referred to by Alfred Sasako in his news article is just a working document and there is nothing sinister about it.
According to Vagi, the proposed increase in MPs salaries remains outstanding since 2019.
Vagi assured the public that the Commission will strive to ensure that any decision on these proposed increases will be made in the best interest of the country’s financial position.