MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) are concerned over the conditions of junior government officers who continue to survive on level four and below the Public Service salary scale.
This was revealed in parliament during the SI National Anti-Corruption Strategy motion.
Each MP expressed his dissatisfaction over the salary scale of these junior officers during the debate.
The MPs said the poor working conditions of these junior government officers led officers to give in to corruption as a means of survival.
They said it is also beyond human sense to pay officers at level four and below.
They said these officers’ salaries had to be considered and government should get rid of such levels in the Public Service.
They said some officers have been working at the same level for years.
The MPs said if conditions of public servants are improved then prevalence of corruption will be minimised.
By AATAI JOHN