patient http://csrf.net/wp-includes/class-wp-role.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Addressing journalists at a weekly press briefing in Kampala on Thursday, Bwanika emphasized that government should cut out on the expenditure of non priority activities in the country like foreign visits.
“The executive should be mindful so that the civil servants like teachers and policemen are paid,” stressed Bwanika.
The politician’s remark comes against the backdrop of reports that teachers and policemen have been struggling to survive due to delayed salaries.
He further condemned President Museveni’s visits to different parts of the country noting that “it’s wastage of money since he always moves with a big convoy wherever he goes thus more expenditure.”
This opposition figure noted that if the civil servants are not paid enough it discourages them from serving the country right.
“If the policemen are not paid in time, this would increase insecurity and crimes in the country.”
“The teachers will not teach our children if they are not paid in time which affects the country,” added Bwanika.
He therefore called on Parliament to put the executive to task so that all the civil servants are paid appropriately.
“Police should also halt the recruitment of new police officers because there is no money to pay them,’’ advised the People’s Development Party president.
He wondered: “If the police doesn’t have money to pay the serving policemen, where would money for the new recruits come from?”