About three months to the start of a new financial year (2022-2023), which begins in July 2022, teachers, doctors and other government employees are hoping to see their salaries enhanced.
As we reported recently, 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).
Uganda has just emerged from two years of partial lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic.
In the national budget framework paper for FY2022-23 — 2026-27, finance minister Matia Kasaija had proposed halting of salary enhancements until the economy had recovered.
Then, Kasaija said Shs1.9tn for enhancement of salaries , wages and gratuity for scientists, UPDF and integration of LDUs into the UPDF, something that would raise the total wage bill from Shs5.5tn to Shs7.4tn.
But Kasaija recently said the money for increasing teachers’, doctors’ and other civil servants’ salaries was available. (Read Story Here).
Museveni and his government have previously promised salary enhancements but failed to fulfill their pledges.
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.