FDC: Uganda's Civil Service, A Time Bomb


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Civil servants in the key sectors of education, health and security are most affected, which explains why strikes therein, have become the order of the day.

As the first term of this academic year rolls, reports show that 25,000 teachers have not received their February pay, and through their umbrella body UNATU, they are warming of another countrywide industrial action.

“We are getting tired of these strike conditions, and hospitals and schools having to be in shortage of something at all times,” said FDC spokesperson, Hon Naggayi Nabila on Monday.

“The standard of our civil service in the meantime id going down, which is why our doctors are trailing the rest in the region, while teachers fail their own primary school exams.”

While teachers and doctors can project their voices to government through their powerful unions, and the army which has a tokenism of some representation in Parliament, Nabila points out, there is the Uganda Police Force which remains completely voiceless.

“When it’s not we speaking on their behalf, they resort to sending their wives to demonstrate against their bad living conditions.

She added that civil service in these key areas is the hinge on which the country rotates, and by leaving it to deteriorate, government could be digging its own grave.


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