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Wakiso Electoral Materials Transporters Strike Over Payment

Ismail Mulindwa says that they were told that they are going to take the electoral materials to different polling stations and be given half pay and when they come back they get the last payment which he says that they cannot do.
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Truck drivers hired to transport Wakiso electoral materials to different polling stations in the district vow not to transport any electoral materials unless they are paid in full the money they negotiated with the electoral commission.

The drivers argue that if they are not paid in full they fear they will not e paid the balance when the voting is done, yet they will be under armed guard as they work so the question of their absconding does not arise.

Truck drivers who were found at Wakiso district headquarters with their lorries where brought to transport electoral materials but by press time they were still parked at the district waiting for their money to do the job.

Ismail Mulindwa says that they were told that they are going to take the electoral materials to different polling stations and be given half pay and when they come back they get the last payment which he says that they cannot do.

"We agreed on little money to transport the materials but now they are telling us that they are giving us half-pay of the money we agreed which we are not allowing. We want to go with all our money and we do well their work." Ismail said.

//Cue in: “Naye ensonga eyokukola…

Cue out…ani gwetugenda okubanja.”//

John Ssekyondwa says that they were found at the stage and were told that there is a job of taking election materials and reaching the headquarters they were told that they are going to get half-pay which he says cannot allow.

//Cue in: “Oli yazze yatusanze…

Cue out…tezizitowa mumotoka eyo nga bwogiraba.”//

Jamiru Mutyaba the truck drivers' chairman at Wakiso stage who brought these drivers to transport electoral materials says that they want all their money so that they can transport all the materials.

//Cue in: “Tuzze wano emotooka…

Cue out…tetujja kubanja government.”//

Wakiso district returning officer Tolbert Musinguzi says that the work of transporting these materials was tendered to someone and he doesn't know why he has failed to agree with the drivers.

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