President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has assured prosecutors that their salaries will first be enhanced before more recruitment is undertaken.
Speaking during the 5th Joan Kagezi Lecture in Kampala on April 26, Museveni said the salaries of prosecutors will be enhanced in a phased manner and then more people will be hired into the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
“I also reiterated the government’s commitment to the Judiciary regarding salaries. We shall create a timeline to handle salaries, we can not recruit 500 more Prosecutors without dealing with the salaries of the 300 we have. We shall sort that,” said Museveni.
“I think there is some contradiction in what you are saying. You are now 300 something – you are understaffed, you want to be 800. For me as a bush fighter, I would say, let’s first pay these 300 well. Yes, they will be overworked but somebody with a full stomach can work harder.”
Meanwhile, Museveni revealed that he knows Joan Kagezi killers and where they are hiding. (Read Story Here).
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
Now, it has been confirmed that government will increase salaries for some health sector workers. (Read Story Here).
This has angered some government employees.
Secondary school science teachers have announced a strike over government’s failure to increase their salaries. (Read Story Here).
Also threatening to go on strike are allied health professionals. (Read Story Here).