Jamaican Opposition Leader, Mark Golding Friday said he will provide 80 per cent of the salary increase announced for legislators and public servants to needy causes.
Earlier this week, Jamaica’s Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke told Parliament that annual adjustments have been made across the entire administrative leadership level of the public sector in order to attract and retain high-caliber leadership.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, speaking at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Prime Minister, Hugh Lawson Shearer, said the salary adjustments will allow for greater interest in the political field.
As a result of the new salaries, Prime Minister Holness will receive J$28.6 million annually as of April 1, next year, while Golding will be paid $25.7 million.
Golding told reporters that he would be retaining 20 per cent of the salary increase while giving the remainder to needy causes.