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PM Mbabazi Takes Responsibility for Delayed Pay of Civil Servants

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Amama Mbabazi, Uganda’s Prime Minister, has taken responsibility for the delayed payments of civil servants and promised to ensure they are paid as soon as possible.
PM Mbabazi on civil servant salaries

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Amama Mbabazi, Uganda’s Prime Minister, has taken responsibility of the delayed payments of civil servants and promised to ensure they are paid as soon as possible.

 

Mbabazi also said he would make sure those responsible for the salary delays would be held accountable. 

 

This was during this afternoon’s plenary session when the Bufumbira East Member of Parliament Eddie Kwizera rose on a point of National Importance about delayed salaries.

 

Kwizera informed the House that for the last few months civil servants in Kisoro, including teachers and nurses, have been complaining that they do not receive their full salaries.

 

MP Kwizera tasked the Finance Minister to explain why civil servants were not receiving their full salaries yet they continue to faithfully serve the nation.

 

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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga added her voice and told the house that Kamuli teachers were angry with her for not receiving their salaries yet the festive season was fast approaching.

 

State Minister for Finance Fred Omach said that he was going to consult with the technical staff on why civil servants received half pay the previous months.

 

Omach, however, noted that for the month of December, the Finance Ministry is in agreement with the Ministry of Public Service that it submits to the Finance Ministry by the 16th of December so that by 20th December the salaries are all paid.

 

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But MP Joseph Sewumgu challenged the Minister on this point.

 

Sewungu noted that the committee on Education had agreed with the Finance Ministry to make sure that the teachers receive their salaries on time since it is little money.

 

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Prime Minister Mbabazi then intervened and promised to ensure civil servants are paid their dues and the error rectified.

 

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