In November, the district recruited 283 teachers who were deployed to different schools across the district. However, the teachers have not accessed the payroll since then, forcing some to forego basic needs like food.
were recruited by the Kumi District Local Government are demanding payment of salary.
In November, the district recruited 283 teachers who were deployed to different
schools across the district. However, the teachers have not accessed the payroll
since then, forcing some to forego basic needs like food.
On Monday, Stephen Odongo Osako, Chairperson of Uganda National Teachers Union-
UNATU Branch in Kumi and a section of teachers stormed the district
headquarters seeking explanations from the Chief Administrative Officer and the
According to Odongo, the Public Service Standing Orders require that newly
recruited civil servants must access payroll within 14 working days after
Odongo adds that it is not the first time for the newly recruited teachers to access
the payroll in the district. Last year, several teachers that were recruited by
the district took more than two months to access payroll.
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Omoding, one of the affected teachers says that he submitted all the required
information by the district in December 2021 but he is surprised that the
officials have continued to ask for the same information.
Omoding, he is surviving on debts, sometimes making him starve for days
because of the accumulated debts.
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another teacher says that in a bid to survive, she has borrowed money from relatives
and friends with the hope of paying it back.
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Adongo, the District Inspector of Schools says that the district is working
hard to address the matter. She noted that the district has been under
transition after the transfer of Abdu Batambuze, the former CAO of Kumi.