Mauritania, Politics

Mauritania: salary increases for the State workers

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The Mauritanian State employees are going to benefit, from January 2015, from a salary increase going from 30 % for payments higher than 100.000 ouguiya (338 dollars) and 50 % for those lower or equal to 100.000 ouguiya, announced the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (photo).

This increase is “the result of the continual improvement of our economic situation and our sincere will to allow all the Mauritanians to benefit from this economic boom“, explained Ould Abdel Aziz last night in a speech on the occasion of the 54th independence day.

According to him, the aforesaid economic boom is shown by a national economic growth rate of 6,8 % for this year particularly thanks to an attraction for the foreign investment and the increase of the number of companies operating in the mining sector.

The Mauritanian Head of State also indicated that his country is henceforth self-sufficient at 69 % for rice and 34 % for other cereals, asserting that the development of the farming sector will continue until food self-sufficiency is totally achieved within the “earliest time limit“.

He moreover announced the establishment of a Higher Council of young people next year.

 

Original text by: Blaise AKAME

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