MPs Concerned by Govt’s Selective Salary Increments — On Line news in Uganda and the East African Community — SoftPower News


Many Members of Parliament representing employees have warned that the selective salary increment of teachers may come to demotivation of several public servants whose wages have yet to be revised.

Government recently published the list of existing civil servants whose salaries have been increased from the forthcoming fiscal year 2018/19 catering mainly for people in science related disciplines and sidelining people from the humanities field.

Addressing a press conference at Parliament on Thursday, Margret Rwabushaija who represents employees in Parliament explained that such sort of increment is going to demotivate teachers especially those instructing arts.

She added that authorities has also bleached its coverage that set the wages arrangement whereby all government employees doing the same job should be remunerated using an identical salary arrangement.

“Now government has left the ‘Single Spine Structure’; at secondary Government colleges, the Arts instructors now earn U4 reduced and U4 upper now Shs 450,000 and Shs 650,000 respectively,” Rwabushaija explained.

She contended that, “Their colleagues at precisely the identical scale instructing Science subjects are going to earn Shs2, 000, 000.”

Rwabushaija wondered how successful supervision shall be carried out in colleges when at the same proposed salary, the Head teacher will earn Shs 2 million plus a Deputy Head teacher Shs 1.7 million respectively.

Agnes Kunihira another employees MP noted that contemplating this increment, just demonstrates that government has no will to fight corruption since the underpaid civil servants will continue to participate in corruption for survival.

She noticed that with this tiny pay by authorities to its own workers it also makes it difficult for employees unions to agitate for improved pay to Ugandans working from the investors companies appealing to authorities to pass the minimum wage bill.