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No salaries for 300 teachers in South Darfur

April 9 - 2015 NYALA
Teachers pose in a school class in the village of Tabit in North Darfur (viiphoto.com)
Teachers pose in a school class in the village of Tabit in North Darfur (viiphoto.com)

300 teachers in South Darfur demand the immediate payment of their February and March salaries.

The names of about 500 teachers disappeared from the payroll after the Ministry of Finance had computerised the salary administration, Mohamed Hassan Haroun, a secondary school teacher in Nyala explained to Radio Dabanga.

“At the end of February, we were surprised to learn that the state could not pay our salaries, because our names were missing in the new system. The authorities managed to settle the salaries of 200 teachers. The others are still waiting for their entitlements for February and March,” he said.

Haroun demanded from the South Darfur Ministry of Finance to “immediately resolve the problem”.

On 31 March, the state’s medical personnel staged a sit-in at the state Ministry of Health in Nyala, demanding payment of their February and March salaries. An administrative staff member of the Ministry told Radio Dabanga that about 2,160 names of medics disappeared from the financial records.


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