“MP’s poised to pocket [$100,000] in send off pay.” Sounds like a made up headline for a snarky blog, but The Citizen reported last week the members of parliament recently approved a golden handshake of $98,000 on completion of their terms. And that is after an annual salary of $90,000 plus $35,000 a year in allowances.
As one person on Twitter put it:
The average person’s in Tanzany? Glad you asked — $1,600 per year according to the CIA World Factbook.
Now, of course, the government is now trying to claim ignorance of how this happened. No one is buying it.
I can’t really say I’m surprised. But the shamelessness still takes your breath away.