September 25, Armed Forces Day, which this year fell on a long holiday, was "painful" for all civil servants and state agents.
Once again, they had to go without pay. All because the government has once again failed to pay wages. Something that has happened repeatedly in recent months, ever since the introduction of the Single Wage Scale.
And not even the military (owners) of the party were spared. The lack of liquidity in the state coffers is increasingly evident. And the Nyusi government is running out of arguments to justify so many delays.
In today's (26) edition of Evidência, the newspaper reports that the executive claimed errors in the salary slips to justify the delay. However, it found that they were submitted in good time, that is, by September 7th.
The problem of late payment of salaries in the civil service is becoming increasingly worrying for employees, who no longer see any security in working for the state.
And in turn, even without admitting it, the government feels under pressure, which is why it has been increasing domestic public debt to meet its expenditure.
According to a note from the Bank of Mozambique, to which MZNews has had access, the public debt currently stands at 321.1 billion meticais, which represents an increase of 46.0 billion compared to December 2022.
Due to these same delays in the payment of salaries, on August 11, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, ordered the payment of salaries to members of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS), using the system prior to the Single Salary Table (TSU), but it seems that the scenario remains the same.
After all, what is causing these delays in salary payments by the government to civil servants and state agents? That's the big question.