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‘Parliament has not increased MPs’ salaries’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has refuted media reports that legislators plan to increase their salaries. The Monitor newspaper recently reported that President Museveni rejected a proposal by Members of Parliament to have their pay and pension contribution increased. The article alleged that in a 13 October …

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Teachers in Mukono protest underpayment

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 200 secondary school science teachers in Mukono district are protesting the underpayment of their July salaries. According to the teachers, the money they recieved is below the newly approved salary structure following the enhancement of their pay. They claim that while uploading the payroll …

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Science teachers up in arms after many miss salary increase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many teachers of science across the country have missed out on the recently approved salary enhancement that created waves of both anger and celebration in the education sector. This financial year, the government declared a 300 per cent salary rise for science teachers in …

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Extension workers in Namisindwa district go 6 months without salary

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the newly recruited technical staff in Namisindwa district have raised complaints against the Chief Administrative Officer for failing to register them on the district payroll since they were recruited. Over 20 staff members mainly Assistant Agricultural Officers and Assistant Animal husbandry officers …

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Public Service to streamline salaries of teachers by 2027

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers of arts subjects in secondary schools will earn the same salary as science teachers by 2027, the Ministry of Public service has said. Recently, Government announced that science teachers with degrees will start earning Shs4 million and diploma holders Shs3 million starting in July 2023 …

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Parliament questions selective pay rise in UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has questioned the selective enhancement of salaries for officers and men serving in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). The query is based on reports that salaries for UPDF top officers were to be doubled effective this financial year 2022/2023. The new salary structure puts …

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Tororo Cement workers go on strike demanding salary enhancement

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of Tororo cement workers laid down their tools Monday to compel the management to enhance their salaries given the high inflation. The workers, mainly from the kiln section comprising of electricians, mechanics, lab technicians, and production staff want the management to increase their salaries …

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Local government workers go on strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local government workers under their umbrella, the Uganda Local Government Workers Union (ULGWU) have commenced their industrial action to compel the government to enhance their salaries. In his July 13, 2022 letter to ULGWU members, the Union Secretary-General Hassan Lwabayi Mudiba, says that they decided …

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Security guards lay down tools over delayed payments

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several guards from Knight Guards security company deployed to provide security to China State Construction Company have laid down their tools protesting nonpayment for the past two months. The Chinese firm is undertaking the construction of the Kapchorwa-Bukwo-Suam road. The guards laid down their tools …

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Mulago hospital grilled over unutilized UGX 4Bn for salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who sit on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) have tasked the interdicted Mulago National Referral Hospital Executive Director, Dr Byarugaba Baterana, to explain the hospital’s failure to absorb Shs4 billion meant for salaries of new staff. The Auditor General’s report for the …

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