Speaking to journalists at the media centre on Monday, the minister for Public service Muruli Mukasa revealed that a special cabinet sitting on December 9th chaired by president Museveni agreed to have a salary increment for a number of public servants.
“Primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, soldiers (from private to Sergent level), Uganda Police, Prison Officers, all health workers, judiciary and all scientists” shall benefit from the first batch. I would like to appeal to other public servants to remain calm and be patient’’ Said Hon. Mukasa.
He said this has been done to cater for the increasing cost of living in the country, strategic priorities, commitments, ongoing programs and long term sustainability adding that it would be implemented during the financial year that starts in July 2018. Mukasa noted that government has now embarked on cost saving measures including a review of the entire budget framework to rationalise budgets for ministries, departments and agencies.
Other public servants to be considered in the first phase of salary increment are prisons staff from warders to sergeant level, security officers at junior intelligence level, all health workers, all judicial workers and all scientists in the entire public service.
‘ ‘With this pay rise efficiency should be expected “government is true to its commitment of better service delivery” said Hon. Mukasa, while Frank Tuwebaze, the minister for Information said that The salary enhancement decision by government will benefit all categories across the entire spectrum of the civil service in phased in a phased manner.’ ‘This is intended to ensure equity and fairness for all government workers. ‘’he said.
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