Economic aid resources used to pay former minister Gunilla Carlsson's salary
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Fomer Minister for International Development Cooperation, Gunilla
Carlsson who served from 2006 to 2013, and who was retrenched from the
government last week is reported to have been having her pay
from the economic aid budget.
A week ago, Gunilla Carlsson left the government and today, radio
Sweden could reveal that her salary and that of her State Secretary
salary for four years, was funded with economic aid money. That has to
do with some Skr20 million, according to reports from radio Sweden.
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It looks strange and would be misrepresented in accounting information,
in which, the perception will stand that Sweden spends a given amount
of resources to fight poverty in the developing and troubled economies.
In reality, it stand that economic aid resources are instead consumed
at home and acts as a smoke screen for the government to plug its own
That a minister's salary is taken out of economic aid budget has never
been done before, especially from money designed to fight poverty in
Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says that there is nothing strange to
Gunilla Carlsson's salary being funded from economic aid funds. It has
to do with a few cost items that count against the aid budget,
according to him.
The decision to use money from the economic budget to pay her came in
2009, when the Swedish foreign office looked at ways to reduce the
spending within the budget of the department, the minister, then
thought that he could place the minister and her secretary into the
economic aid budget.
Gunilla Carlsson's salary was Skr121 000 per month, her secretary of
state salary is Skr91,800 per month. Since January, this year their
wages were no longer paid with aid money, though
By Scancomark.com Team