It is rather contradicting that the judiciary can decry low pay when the office of the Inspector General of Government which lies under the same department spends shs 13b on salaries per year.
MPs on the legal and parliamentary affairs committee were surprised that a personal assistant in the IGG’s office earns a higher salary than that of a high court judge. Drivers and office attendants earn about shs 1.5 m.
The legislator’s were further shocked when they found out that the personal secretary to the Inspectorate’s secretary earns more than two times higher than his boss. Their salary structure indicated that the department’s secretary earns.
“Does it make sense that someone earns 2m when his secretary earns more than 4 million?” asked Bugweri MP Abdu Katuntu.
Their salary structure statement indicated that the secretary to the IGG’s office earns shs 2m while the personal secretary to the secretary earns shs 4.7m.
While explaining the inconsistency, deputy IGG Raphael Baku told the committee that there was a mistake after the introduction of an enhanced salary structure which hasn’t been rectified.
He said the statement captured the money the secretary earned in three years. But the committee still thinks the distribution of salary in the department is a bit uneven. Buyaga MP Bernabas Tinkasimire asked why their salaries were approved by ministry of finance in the first place when all salaries are approved by the ministry of public service.