Public servants issued empty traveling cheques

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BY LYNTON AARON FILIA

 EMPLOYEES of the Solomon Islands Government have been issued with empty cheques for their holiday lately.

A number of public servants had their cheques returned by shipping companies because there simply is no money in the Government coffers.

The problem encountered is, their cheque holds the bulk of money for travelling expenses were bounce back says the seafarer when checked at the domestic wharf.

A person who requested anonymity said they should go for a holiday now but they were stopped by ship workers because their cheque has no money inside and the government did not pay their sea and air ticket.

The person also adds they encountered problem since June to date and never been address despite its continuous checking at the Finance and Treasury.

“We are not happy about such payment, and we are curious about what is happening with the current government, are we alright?” the person asks.

It said this is the first time such have happen to them this year unlike last year or years before everything flow as soon you receive holiday permit.

The payment includes shipment and air fare and travelling expenses such as trucks and boats.

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