Mityana Chief Administrative Officer James Nkata told Uganda Radio Network that the salaries were withheld as an internal tool to check on persons who wanted to be paid for no work done. Nkata says that he invoked powers vested in his office by the Public Service Standing Orders, permitting him to withhold salaries of staff that abscond from duty.
The machine reliably records the employee attendance using biometric technology. It records the workers arrival and departure time in the system by registering a thumb or fingerprint, a card and a unique identity card number.
However, a few teachers have shown innovations in attempting to improve quality of performance among both the pupils and teachers, both in primary and secondary schools, though only with support of individual schools.