Government has allocated 150 billion shillings for salary
enhancement of primary school teachers and lecturers in public universities.
The salary increments will take effect in the second quarter of this financial
year – that is from October.
Minister for Public Service Muluri Mukasa told reporters on Thursday in Kampala
that money was got from different agencies, ministries and departments’ planned
expenditure on things like staff training, conferences, maintenance of
vehicles, and scholastic materials.
Of the 150 billion shillings some 135bn will go for teachers in primary
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The balance will go to public universities to increase salaries for lecturers
and non-teaching staff.
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Mukasa said they had cut on recurrent expenditure of MDAs to get the money for
salaries because “we have felt that we should make cuts to raise enough money
for pay enhancement.”
“The operation efficiency of the MDAs will be significantly impacted but this
is a sacrifice that government should take,” he said.
Last month, Mukasa said they needed at least 450 billion shillings to
enhance salaries for public servants.
In May, teachers through their umbrella Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU)
went on strike over salary enhancements. They were convinced call off the strike by
President Museveni who promised to look into the matter.