MBABANE: The Alliance Church Clinics staff received their outstanding salaries on Friday morning and operations are expected to resume soon, health workers confirmed to this publication.
This comes after this Swaziland News published a story on Thursday were it was alleged that Alliance clinics in the country were closed over unpaid salaries, the Eswatini Revenue Authority(SRA) allegedly grabbed monies within the health institution bank accounts for outstanding taxes resulting to the struggle by the entity to sustain its operations including payment of salaries.
Reached for comments, Bheki Mamba, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union(SWADNU) confirmed that the nurses and staff have received their salaries, he commended the government for acting swiftly in resolving the matter.
"Yes the nurses and staff at alliance has received their salaries. We commend the management and government for acting swiftly in resolving the matter following our call" said the Nurses Union President.
Speaking to this publication earlier, Dumisani Masilela, the SRA Commissioner General said this was becoming common in health facilities, however, he clarified that clinics are non-taxable entities, SRA only collects Pay as You Earn (PAYE) deducted from employees by the facility as a collecting agent for the revenue authority.
"But in most instances, you find that they deduct the money from the salaries for the employees but fail to transfer the money to the SRA, they then find themselves in trouble with us", said the SRA Commissioner General
SWADNU President Bheki Mamba