Over 1500 teachers in Mbarara Municipality have laid down their tools over pay. The teachers, under their umbrella Uganda National Teachers Union UNATU, have been protesting the delayed payment of their March salaries.
Minister Mutende, a member of the caucus tried to defend the caucus in vain. He explained that when the president asked the NRM caucus to decide on the teachersâ€™ fate, they failed to find alternatives for money.
President Museveni, in this financial year, allocated 5 billion shillings to teachers inform of SACCO money to help them carry out personal development. Stephen Legesi, the National Treasurer UNATU, told the Education committee that currently the Union is carrying out consultations with Bushenyi Teachers SACCO and that of Masaka.
The increment was to be implemented in installments as follows; in Financial Year 2012-2013 the first installment of 15% was to be made and this was provided in the previous financial year, in Financial Year 2013-2014 government was supposed to provide the 20% installment and the next financial year too government is expected to provide 15% as value increment.