TSC Teachers Set to Salary Payment Delays
TSC Teachers Set to Salary Payment Delays. The Kenya Kwanza government is experiencing financial difficulties, which has resulted in certain government employees receiving their paychecks later than anticipated.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is one of these agencies that has not received the Ksh. 8 billion in salary payments.
The government has been in dire financial straits for the past nine years as debt payments have accounted for 60% of tax receipts.
Six ministries, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Energy, and the Department of Regional Development and Northern Corridor Development, are owed salaries totaling up to Ksh. 13.7 billion.
The National Treasury made Ksh.843 billion in debt payments between July 2022 and April 2023 out of a Ksh.1.36 trillion debt repayment schedule for the fiscal year ending in June 2023.
The substantial debt expenditure in January, February, and March of this year—totaling Ksh.132 billion, Ksh.58 billion, and Ksh.121 billion, respectively—was the cause of the public sector’s tardy salary payments.
The Kenyan Revenue Authority had collected at least Ksh. 1.39 trillion by the end of March, and to pay its bills for the first nine months of the fiscal year, the government borrowed Ksh. 235 billion from the foreign market and Ksh. 396 billion locally.
The government spent Ksh. 261 billion on development as of February this year, compared to Ksh. 300 billion by February 2022 in the previous fiscal year. However, expenditure statistics reveal changing patterns.
Recurrent expenses have totaled Ksh.1.37 trillion under the Ruto government, Ksh.100 billion more than under the previous administration at this time last year.
The present administration has spent Ksh. 183 billion on county transfers, Ksh. 10 billion less than the previous year.
The implementation of county programs and budget plans has been difficult as a result of the delayed disbursements.
The National Treasury decided to release about Ksh. 31 billion for the month of January and plans to pay the outstanding amount in the upcoming weeks to minimize the backlog in order to address the issue of delayed salary payments.
The public has received assurances from the Deputy President that all wages have been paid and that governors will soon receive another disbursement.