Civil servants have decried the new National Social Security Fund (NSSF) deductions. The revised rates that are under the NSSF Act of 2013, were approved by the court of appeal three months ago.
The already felt effects by civil servants who have had to part with extra deductions for the salaries earned in July, with the lifting of the conservatory orders of the finance act 2023, life is about to get harder for civil servants.
They are also complaining about what they are terming as double taxation as the new NSSF deduction was effected in the July pay slip which is beside the 7.5 per cent provident fund deduction. According to them, it goes beyond their retirement scheme.
They now demand an increase in their pay and all the deductions to stop henceforth if not they shall hit the roads and fight for their rights because there was no consultation or provisions for any commensurate increase.
Deductions made by an employer should ensure that an employee takes home not less than a third of his salary which is according to Section 19 of the Employment Act of 2007. The civil servants now ask the government to intervene.
By Martha Biginga.