Extraordinary that TAP ran a story so dangerous to the government. Definitely not likely before the revolution.
TAP reported on Friday, January 4, that the state might not be able to pay public sector employees as the state’s treasury bank account had only 129 million dinars ($83 million) in December while public sector salaries for the month of January will cost significantly more than that.
Deputy Minister of Finance Slim Besbes clarified yesterday to TAP that the state will be able to pay public sector employees, adding that the budget has additional resources that do not appear on its treasury’s bank account.
“There is no need to worry,” he told TAP.
The minister of finance will be questioned before the NCA on Tuesday, January 8, in order to clarify the misunderstanding, Cheikhrouhou said.
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