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Rubanda Civil Servants Protest Nonpayment of Salaries

Anthony Musasizi, the Chairperson for Uganda National Teacher Union UNATU Rubanda branch says that the problem of unpaid salaries has affected over 300 teachers. Musasizi questions why some teachers names were omitted from the payroll after the creation of the new district.

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Over 400 civil servants in Rubanda District are protesting over delays in payment of their salaries.

The civil servants, most of them teachers, say that most of them have never received monthly payments since the operationalization of Rubanda District in July, 2016. Rubanda, one of the four newly created districts, was curved out of Kabale.

Anthony Musasizi, the Chairperson for Uganda National Teacher Union (UNATU) Rubanda branch says that the problem of unpaid salaries has affected over 300 teachers. Musasizi questions why some teachers' names were omitted from the payroll after the creation of the new district.

He says that his office petitioned the office of the Chief Administrative Officer on November 15, demanding for an explanation on why they are not receiving salaries, but has received no feedback to date.

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Monica Birungi, a health worker at Ruhija Health Center III says that she has consulted the Chief Administrative Officer's office over her missing salary but was never helped.   Birungi says that she is now stuck.

Edith Turyasasirwa, the Rubanda Chief Administrative Officer calls for patience saying that her office is handling their issues with officials at the headquarters.

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