“The corruption which is found in the education department has been played by two circles," he says.
The minister without portfolio Hajj Abdu Nadduli has announced a campaign against ghost teachers, saying that he won’t stop until all of them are deleted from the payroll.
This comes only a day after police in Luwero district arrested three teachers for fraudulently accessing the government payroll and all the while been receiving salary.
Nadduli implicates education officers and inspectors of schools to be the beneficiaries of such corruption.
“The corruption which is found in the education department has been played by two circles. One, the headmasters by themselves. Two, the department of education through inspectors of schools,” he told reporters.
The minister says he will use NRM chairpersons at grassroots levels to go to schools in their localities, register and photograph all teachers then forward the lists to him and he compares with the payroll to ascertain the ghosts.
"What I am going to do is to use my political structure of NRM to go down to each of these LCs to find out 'how many teachers do you have here?', 'who are those?', 'can you provide photos of them?'
"I have given about three months. When we start operating, we will be seeing no air teacher, or ghost teacher,” says the 74-year-old minister.