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CONFIRMED: Medical Officers, Dental Surgeons, Pharmacists & Other Health Professionals Eat Big as Museveni Government Approves Salary Increments Starting July 2022

President Yoweri Museveni

Government has approved salary enhancements for a number of health professionals in the country, starting in the 2022-23 financial year, which kicks off on July 01. 

At least Shs400bn has been set aside for the increment of salaries in the next financial year alone.

The move to increase these salaries was confirmed by Catherine Bitarakwate-Musingwiire, the Ministry of Public Service Permanent Secretary.

The wage bill for the health sector will rise from the current Shs694bn to a little over Shs1tn.

Medical officers, dental surgeons and pharmacists: From Shs3m to Shs5m

Ambulance driver: From Shs237,000 to Shs500,000

Nurse (certificate level): From Shs613,000 to Shs1m

Nursing, laboratory, theater, mortuary and dental assistants: to Shs500,000

Nurse (diploma Level, U5 scale): From Shs1.2m to Shs2m

Medical officers (U6 scale): From Shs850,000 to Shs1.5m.

Graduate scientists: From Shs1.7m to Shs4m

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.

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