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FALLING INTO THINGS: Good News for Science Teachers, Health Workers & Scientists as Minister Kasaija CONFIRMS Their Salaries Will Be Increased Starting July 2022

Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), has today confirmed that science teachers, scientists and all health workers will have their salaries increased starting July 2022.

In his budget speech delivered at Kololo in Kampala on June 14, Minister Kasaija made it clear that government will fulfil its promise of increasing salaries of all scientists.

Although the budget speech contained Shs495bn as the figure for the enhancement of salaries for all scientists, health workers and science teachers, Minister Kasaija at one point mention that the figure was as big as Shs900bn.

“The salaries of medical workers, scientists and science teachers have been enhanced by Shs495 billion,” read the budget speech in part.

Kasaija noted that government was optimistic that the increment would improve service delivery in the health and education sectors.

“In addition to incentivizing scientists, this will also help to improve functionality of education and health facilities by addressing absenteeism and low morale of personnel,” said Kasaija.

The minister also challenged those whose salaries have been increased to offer better services.

“To the Ugandan scientists and health workers, government has fulfilled its commitment to enhancing your pay. Ugandans expect better services in return,” he warned.

The increment of science teachers’ salaries is expected to cause chaos in schools as arts (humanities) teachers have announced a strike (beginning tomorrow, June 15, demanding salary increment. (Read Story Here).


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).

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