Data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) revealed that personnel costs climbed by a yearly 4.2% to stand at $1.22B during Jan./Feb.2020. Personnel costs were mainly inflated as a result of the annual 10.9% and 83.8% upticks registered in “Salaries, wages and related benefits “ and “Transfers to public institutions”. On the counterpart, “End of service compensations” dropped by 52.4% year-on-year (YOY).
In detail, payments for the sub-account of “Salaries, wages, and related benefits” (grasping 60.74% of the total personnel costs) witnessed a yearly uptick in “Allowances for military personnel” which climbed from $120.7M to $219.6M during Jan-Feb 2020. Nevertheless, this increase was partly offset by the yearly drops of 23.8% and 3.12% in the salaries and wages paid to Educational and Military personnel, which totaled $91.5M and $329.7M, respectively.
In addition, payments for the sub-account of “Retirement salaries payments” (25.7% of total personnel costs) rose by 9.8%YOY to reach $312.4M in Jan-Feb 2020. As for “End of service indemnities” (5.9% of the total), they retreated by a yearly 52.4% to $72.3M over the same period.
Overall, Personnel costs composed 63.3% of current primary expenditures in Jan.-Feb. 2020, down from 72.3% in the same period of 2019. In addition, Personnel costs grasped a 42.8% stake of the total expenditures in Jan-Feb 2020, compared to the larger share of 47.4% in the same period last year.
Breakdown of “Salaries, Wages & Related Benefits”:
|in millions of USD ||Basic Salaries||Total |
|Internal Security Forces||84||85||99||162|
|General Security Forces||27||21||31||27|
|State Security Forces||7||8||9||9|
|Civilian Personnel ||60||59||72||76|
|Government contribution to employees cooperative||–||–||13||20|
|Customs Salaries ||0.00||0.00||10||11|