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Teachers in 7 districts not yet paid, says UNATU
Publish Date: Apr 04, 2014
Teachers in 7 districts not yet paid, says UNATU
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By John Masaba
 
Teachers in seven districts have not paid their salaries despite Public Service ministry announcement last week that it had cleared all civil servants’ salaries in the country.


“Teacher in Bushenyi, Wakiso, Koboko and Bugiri, Mpigi, Kalangala, Mubende, and Kampala teachers are still suffering. While some teachers have not received anything at all for months others have only been paid half salaries,” said Uganda National Teachers Union’s (UNATU) Secretary General James Tweheyo.     

UNATU says the teachers have not been paid since January.  

Adah Muwanga, the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service said last week that they had paid all salaries, including arrears of civil servants who missed January and February salaries.

But Tweheyo said they have been receiving complaints of teachers still complaining of nonpayment of their salaries.

“When we crosschecked with the ministry of finance, we found that it teachers in several districts have not been paid,” he said, without giving the actual number of affected teachers.

Some of the schools with unpaid teachers, Tweheyo said, include UMEA Primary school in Wakiso, Nabweru Primary School and Nakisanja Primary School.

Public service spokesperson, Jonas Tumwine, however, dismissed UNATU saying their claims are unfounded.

He said all civil servants including teachers have been paid fully. “Those allegations are not true. I can categorically state that all civil servants have been paid,” he said.

“They (UNATU) like to exaggerate things. It is possible they are trying to look for publicity,” he said.

He said they can only believe only complaints made by accounting officer at districts. However, since the beginning of this month they have received no salary related complaints from the said districts.    
 
A number of civil servants, including health workers, teachers and Police officers in the country have gone without salaries since November.

Public Service says the delays were a result of the migration from the old payroll to the integrated personnel and payroll system (IPPS). Public service says IPPS is intended to make it easier to track the payroll personnel and also eliminate ghost workers from the government payroll.  
 

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