But at the end of the training participants only received an allowance of 50,000 Shillings instead of the 100,000 Shillings that they signed for. The VHTs say that they tasked the trainers to explain why they were being given only half of what they signed for, but could not get a satisfactory explanation.
However, at exactly, 21:14 hours, UNEB issued a press brief saying that the examinations had been postponed. According to a brief issued by the UNEB Principal Public Relations Officer, Hamis Kaheru, no date has been fixed yet. He says a new date will be communicated in due course.
A rushed press release from Fred Opolot, the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, says Monday, October 8th has not been declared a public holiday. Opolot says government wishes to inform the general public that it is business as usual on Monday, October 8th 2012, stressing that it is not a public holiday.