Teachers to Storm City Hall Over Unpaid Salaries


sale sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Addressing a press conference at the UNATU headquarters, nurse the UNATU diagnosis sans-serif; color: #222222;”>general secretary, James Tweheyo, said that on March 28, 2014 the ministry of Public Service through the secretary to the treasury, Keith Muhankanizi, made a media pronouncement that all teachers’ salaries including their arrears have been paid to their accounts.

But surprisingly, they have discovered that teachers in Kampala, Bushenyi, and Wakiso districts have not been paid their salaries from January to April.

UNATU has thus called on all those teachers whose salaries have not been paid to report to KCCA on Monday and demand for their salaries from the Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi.

“Those in Wakiso and Bushenyi should report to the Chief Administrative Officers of their respective districts and demand payment because the errant officers in question are being paid highly and on time at the cost of the poor teachers,” Tweheyo suggested.

“The worst bit of it is that teachers’ children were denied end of term exams yet the problem is with the government and not teachers’ intentional failure to pay fees for their children.”

He further demanded for an update on the payment allowance of teachers who marked the UACE examinations.

“What surprises me is that, on the release of S.6 (UACE) results on March 27, 2014, Hon Jessica Alupo explained that funds had been released to Uneb for marking. But why is Uneb acting as a custodian of the funds in question instead of paying the teachers?” he queried.

Ghost workers

“After the government working tirelessly to decentralise the payroll, the ministry of Education has still maintained ghost workers.”

He further revealed that in Luuka County in Iganga district, teachers still appear on the same payroll with same names but different accounts.

“This is because there are still some officers who own private schools and they have decided to put teachers who are teaching in their schools on payroll.”

He added: “Over Shs 400m is lost every year in Manafa district to ghost teachers because the ministry of Education and Uneb continuously hold errors even after payroll decentralisation.”

Tweheyo demands that Ministry of Education and Uneb be held accountable for the mess because the ministry of Public service announced the release of the salaries.

Defrauding teachers by “URA”

UNATU cautioned all those purporting to be URA staff to desist from extorting money from teachers claiming to process their TIN numbers.

“We have reported the matter to the URA boss, Allen Kagina, who confirmed to us that the processing of TIN numbers is free.”

Meanwhile, a total of 4000 teachers have not yet received their January to April salaries in the districts of Bushenyi, Wakiso and Kampala.


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