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Teachers Storm Mbale City Offices Over Delayed Payment

Geoffrey Magomu, the headteacher of Magada primary school in Mbale City Northern Division, says that they last released salaries in July this year. He explains that they were forced to storm the Mbale City offices after seeking an explanation from the city education officer in vain.
14 Oct 2021 14:54

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A group of primary and secondary teachers and tutors have stormed the Mbale city offices demanding an explanation about the non-payment of their salaries for the last three months. 

Geoffrey Magomu, the headteacher of Magada primary school in Mbale City Northern Division, says that they last released salaries in July this year. 

He explains that they were forced to storm the Mbale City offices after seeking an explanation from the city education officer in vain. 

Silaji Mafabi, a teacher from Madarazanaja primary school in Northern Mbale city division, says that the non-payment of their salaries has made their lives difficult. 

According to Mafabi, they are unable to pay rent, buy food and provide the basic necessities for their families because of non-payment of their salaries.  

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Muhammad Mugoya, the Mbale city inspector of schools has called for calm from the teachers attributing the delayed payment of their salaries to the merging of some sub-counties to formally under Mbale district to newly created Mbale city.   

He explains that teachers from the affected Sub counties were asked to open new bank accounts in vain, which made their salaries bounce back.

He said that the city authorities have started rectifying the problem, adding that some of the teachers have started receiving their salaries.