Salaries: Teachers Sympathise With Police

search geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>In a meeting held at their headquarters in Kampala the teachers noted that it was unfortunate that government has not paid the policemen who are vital to the country in maintaining peace.generic geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>

“Why should they fail to pay police? How do you give a policeman a gun and fail to give him money to cater for his family?’’ stressed James Twaheyo, UNATU’s General Secretary.

He therefore noted that this situation will force the police officers into temptations leading to crimes like robbery in the country due to the unpaid police officers.

“You take a policeman to guard a bank without pay. Isn’t it tempting him when he sees sacks of money brought to the back every day and yet at home his children and wife have no money to cater for their needs?” wondered Twaheyo who noted that its unfair for the policemen not to be paid their salaries in time.

He therefore noted that all the civil servants in the country are frustrated by this condition and therefore called upon government to stand up and pay all the civil servants before the situation worsens.

“Tears of teachers, policemen and other civil servants are going to bring misery to this country if government does not solve their problems,’’ stressed the UNATU general secretary.

However, briefing Parliament on Wednesday, State Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija said the salaries for police had been deposited.

“Go and check now. The money is there,” said Kasaija.


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