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150 Civil Servants, Local Govt Officials in Luweero to Miss July Pay :: Uganda Radionetwork
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150 Civil Servants, Local Govt Officials in Luweero to Miss July Pay

Eustace Gakwandi, the Luweero Chief Administrative Officer has already communicated to the affected staff notifying them that they will not receive their July pay for alleged failure to submit their work details and signed staff lists before the July 15th deadlines as stipulated by guidelines in new Integrated Personnel and Payroll system guideline.
The Letter by CAO ordering headteachers to explain the anormally before desciplinary action is taken against them.

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At least 150 civil servants and local government officials in Luweero district are likely to miss their July pay for failing to fulfill the requirements for under the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System.

The affected civil servants include Head teachers and Teachers of Bombo Army, Mazzi and Bombo Secondary Schools, Sub county chiefs and support staff at Kikyusa, Luweero and Kalagala sub counties.

 

Others are staff in the district internal audit and statutory bodies such as the District Service Commission, District Executive, 13 LC 3 Chairpersons. Eustace Gakwandi, the Luweero Chief Administrative Officer has already communicated to the affected staff notifying them that they will not receive their July pay for alleged failure to submit their work details and signed staff lists before the July 15th deadlines as stipulated by guidelines in new Integrated Personnel and Payroll system guideline.

In a 15th July letter copied to the Finance, planning and Economic development, Local government, Public Service, Sports and Education ministries among others, Gakwandi gives the immediate supervisors of the affected staff a seven days ultimatum to show cause why he shouldn’t take disciplinary action against them.

 

He explained to URN in a separate interview that, under the new payroll system each month all workers must individually sign staff lists and send them to the CAO’s office by July 15th, which forwards them to the finance ministry to process salaries. He explains that the new guidelines are intended to stem absenteeism, ghost workers and boost efficiency of the workers.

 

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Proscovia Namansa, the speaker Luweero District Council and the Kamira Sub County LC 3 chairperson Livingstone Kategeya have confirmed receiving the letter concerning their salaries. They blame the problem on an information gap and negligence on the part of line supervisors.

 

Kategeya claims that they were not sensitized about the Integrated Personnel and Payroll system, which requires them to sign staff lists on a monthly basis. He however, says that they forwarded their particulars to the human resource Office despite expiry of the deadline.

Other civil servants who preferred abnormity blamed the mess on their departmental heads who decided are always away from office, which makes it hard for them to send the staff lists on time. This is the second time, staff in Luweero district including the LC V chairperson Abdul Nadduli are being affected on similar grounds.

 

Early this year, 200 health workers and teachers in Luweero  abandoned work to protest government’s failure to pay their salaries for three months in the process of implementing the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System, which affected service delivery.