Inflation and Public Servants Salary.
The cost of fuel in the country has recently increased significantly. Due to this, the owners and operators of buses and taxis have also chosen to raise the prices in order to keep their business functioning. Another expense that is likely to increase quickly is food which results in families scramble to put food on the table. For instance, a $7 CAN of baby Solomon Blue tuna has increased to $9. The salary for Solomon Islands Government public employees in particular has not grown despite the rise in prices. The majority of public servants—if not all—rely on their fortnightly salary to support their families. Because they struggle to make ends meet, public servants often do not like the increase in the cost of goods and services. Thus, grateful if the current government would take the repercussions into consideration and attempt to address the problem of inflation by raising the salaries of its public employees.
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