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Sub County Chairpersons in Mpigi Demand For Pay Rise

Currently, a sub-county chairperson earns a monthly pay of 420,000 Shillings, an amount that they say is less compared to the areas that they lead and serve.
Mpigi Resident District Commissioner Ssempala Kigozi testing one of the motorcycles before handing them to Sub county chairpersons

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Sub County and Town Council Chairpersons in Mpigi District have asked the government to consider increasing their monthly pay.

Currently, a sub-county chairperson earns a monthly pay of 420,000 Shillings, an amount that they say is less compared to the areas that they lead and serve.  

They were speaking on Friday during the handover of motorcycles to leaders. David Mutebi, the Chairpersons for Mpigi Town described the motorcycles as a solution to the transport problem because many have been using public means to reach out to the electorates and monitoring government programmes in their areas.  

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The Buwama Town Council Chairperson, Abdul Rashid Nkinga commended the government for the motorcycles but asked for proper remuneration.

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Sam Akol, the chairperson of Kamengo Sub County commended the government for the motorcycles saying they would ease movement in the area.  

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The Ministry of Local Government, provided the motorcycles to sub-county, town council and municipal division chairpersons to facilitate their movement in the implementation of their activities in the respective lower local government units.  

Mpigi LCV Chairperson Martine Ssejjemba said that the motorcycles are tools to ease coordination of activities as well as mobilization of communities especially as the government is implementing the Parish Model Programme across the country. 

He is optimistic that the chairpersons would enhance their role of monitoring service delivery in the sub-counties ad town councils as well as reaching out to the citizens to get their views on the different services and government programmes. 

 Ssejjemba also appealed to the government to provide boats in areas that use water transport like Kamengo, Buwama and Nkozi sub-counties to enable the leaders to access the areas and also for service delivery.  

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