Salary increment for government employees will be implemented in a phased manner, starting with scientists and health workers, a government budget document indicates.
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.
According to the national budget framework paper for the 2022-2023 financial year, government will increase salaries for government employees in a phased manner.
“Phased salary enhancement for scientists, health workers and all other categories in the public service” is one of the key areas of focus for public service in the next financial year which starts in July 2022.
“In line with the strategy of the Government to catalyze industrialization, the Government is finalizing the computation of the requirements for phased salary enhancement for scientists and health workers who are engaged in research and innovation, the implementation of which will commence in the FY2022/23,” reads the budget framework paper.
Last week, the finance ministry explained the tough economic situation the country was in, pointing to why it might be impossible to significantly increase all government employees’ salaries starting July 2022. (Read Story Here).