UNATU boss dismisses bribery allegations
Mary Karugaba
Journalist @New Vision

The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has dismissed allegations that they were bribed with sh700m to call off the ongoing teachers' strike.

According to social media reports, the money was allegedly delivered to the leaders by Sarah Kagingo who was described as an aid to OWC boss, Gen Salim Saleh.

The framers of the viral post accused the Union leaders of betraying the teachers and leaving them on their own.

But UNATU General Secretary Filbert Bates Baguma on Tuesday (June 05) said those were some of the allegations from their saboteurs and enemies.

“They also alleged that I had a political ambition to stand for President 2026, that I have a chain of private schools, that we are dealing with organizations which are against the government. These are all allegations,” he said.

The teachers after meeting President Yoweri Museveni heeded the call to go back to class, ending a 20-day strike that had paralysed teaching in majority of public schools.

The leaders announced the suspension of the strike a few hours after the meeting at Kololo Ceremonial Ground. 

The President informed the teachers that while the government acknowledges the issues raised by the arts teachers, it is also aware of salary issues from other workers who are equally important to the growth and development of the country.

The President said the teachers’ issues will be handled but in a phased manner.

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