19.7 C
Kampala
Saturday, August 13, 2022

ALL TEACHERS MATTER! Bring Supplementary Budget or Equally Divide Shs95bn Among Both Arts & Science Teachers – Parliament Tells Museveni Government

Members of Parliament across the political divide have told President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government have emphatically told government to either bring a supplementary budget before the House or equally divide the available Shs95bn meant for enhancement of science teachers’ salaries among both arts and science teachers.

There was heated debate in the House as several MPs shredded Public Service Minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa’s statement in which he repeated government’s position on the issues of arts teachers’ salary increment as well as all other demands by government employees.

Minister Muruli Mukasa made it clear to teachers of arts (humanities) subjects in secondary schools as well as all primary school teachers that they should forget about salary enchantment in the current financial years and wait for subsequent financial years.

In the ensuing debate as MPs reacted to the statement that was short of specifics, the people’s representatives expressed support for teachers, insisting that their industrial action was justified and that government should find the money to raise their salaries. (Read what several MPs said about increasing arts teachers’ salaries during the heated debate HERE).

That was not all, shadow education minister Brenda Nabukenya, who is also the Luweero District Woman MP, advised the government to either divide the available Shs95bn among all arts and science teachers or process a supplementary budget to enhance arts teachers’ salaries to the level of their science colleagues.

“The ministers should immediately provide to Parliament a report on the total number of arts and science teachers and the total amount of salary enhancement shortfall. Government should immediately present an amendment bill lo the appropriation Act for Parliament to provide additional financing for purposes of enhancing wages for all teachers including Arts teachers,” said Nabukenya as she presented the opposition’s official position on the matter during July 06’s plenary.

“Government should equitably allocate the monies budgeted for science teachers to benefit Arts Teachers as well, after all, Science Teachers have since 2012 been getting 30 per cent over and above their counterparts.”

The proposal for the processing of s supplementary budget to increase arts teachers’ salaries was first brought forward by a section of concerned MPs after Public Service Ministry Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire threatened to fire all striking arts teachers. (Read Story Here).

Meanwhile, Speaker Anita Among has appointed a committee to push for fair increment of all teachers’ salaries. (Read Story Here).

MORE STORIES ON UNATU ENDING STRIKE

YOU POCKETED BRIBE MONEY & BETRAYED US: Angry Arts Teachers Openly Blast Baguma & His UNATU Gang for Ending Strike with No Deal

BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS: Unatu Boss Filbert Baguma Breaks Silence on Reports that Museveni Paid Them Billions to Betray Arts Teachers & End Strike With No Deal

Arts Teachers’ Strike Suspended after UNATU Meeting with Museveni

FORGET ABOUT SALARY INCREMENT, RETURN TO CLASS: Arts Teachers in Tears as Museveni Openly Tells Them During Kololo Meeting 

MORE STORIES ON OUR COVERAGE OF ARTS TEACHERS’ STRIKE & SALARY INCREMENT CIRCUS

UNATU BOSS: Why Science Teachers Are not Scientists & Why Museveni’s Government Should Not Treat Them in a Special Way

READ: Besigye Man Reveals Shocking Reason Why Museveni Reportedly Hates Arts Teachers & Doesn’t Want to Increase Their Salaries

THEY WILL CRY: PM Nabbanja Insists Government Will Start Deleting Striking Arts Teachers From Payroll

MORE ON SCIENCE TEACHERS’ SALARY INCREMENT

IT’S OUR TIME TO EAT; YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN: Science Teachers Tell Their Arts Colleagues to Fight for Themselves as Government Promises Shs4m Monthly Salary Starting July 2022

GOOD NEWS: Museveni Cabinet Approves Shs4m Monthly Salary for Each Science Teacher Starting July 2022

MORE ON SALARY INCREMENT CIRCUS

In order to improve service delivery and end the challenge of strikes over low pay, President Museveni’s government has proposed huge salary increments for teachers, doctors and other employees starting July 2022. (Read Story Here)

The proposed increments have left many people wondering if government will really fulfill this pledge and increase salaries by very high amounts.

For example, opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has argued that the promise of salary increment is just ‘another lie.’ (Read Story Here).

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija recently said the money for increasing teachers’, doctors’ and other civil servants’ salaries was available. (Read Story Here).

In August 2021, cabinet approved salary increment for teachers, doctors and other health workers. (Read Story Here).

See the salary structure that had been proposed for the current financial year here.

UPDATED LIST: See Salary Structure for All Government Workers

Meanwhile, an NRM MP has angered teachers after telling them they are too poor to go on strike. (Read Story Here).

NEW SALARY STRUCTURE: All Health Workers – Including Morgue Attendants – to Get Salary Increment by Sharing Shs400bn – Museveni Government Announces

SALARY INCREMENT CIRCUS: Museveni Cabinet Yet to Allow Public Service to Release New Salary Structure

WE’LL FIRE YOU: Museveni Government Gives Striking Nurses, Midwives Three Days to Return to Work or Lose Jobs 

CONFIRMED: Sweepers Included on List of Scientists Who Will Get Salary Increment Starting July 2022 (Watch Video)

Pearl Times Reporter
Pearl Times Reporterhttps://pearltimes.co.ug
Latest Uganda news, politics, business, health and entertainment coverage.

Related Articles

Subscribe

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

- Advertisement -
error: Content is protected !!