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Ivory Coast halves government pay

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posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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Ivory Coast halves government pay


news.bbc.co.uk

The Ivory Coast government is halving the salaries of its ministers to pay for a reduction in the price of fuel.

Prime Minister Guillaume Soro said the managers of state-owned companies would also have their pay cut in half, to pay for a 10% cut in fuel prices.

"Having heard the people's cry from the heart, the government has decided to cut the price of fuel," Mr Soro said.

The announcement comes after a strike by public transport works in the main city Abidjan last week.

On 7 July, Ivory Coast increased diesel prices by 44% and petrol prices by 29%.
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posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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I almost posted this on the "Now That's Weird" forum...

In response to public protest, a government takes from itself to give back to the public--something's certainly wrong here!



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