15th August 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu Natal Legislature raised
grave concerns about the salaries paid to police personnel.
Delivering his Budget Vote Debate yesterday in
the Legislature, IFP Leader in the Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala,
MPL, said; “We are of the view that police personnel are grossly
underpaid in view of the often dangerous work that they do. They
are called upon to uphold the law and protect law abiding
citizens from dangerous criminals.
"The salary that they receive
is not in keeping with the nature of their work. The IFP has
raised this issue several times in the Legislature but is of
the view that not much improvement has been made. We strongly
believe that underpayment of police officers could be a major
contributing factor to high number of police officers committing
“Better remuneration and working conditions
will also attract more young people to become police officers
and will go a long way in retaining the services of dedicated
and experienced police personnel.” concluded Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in the
KwaZulu Natal Legislature, 078 290 5842
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