Over 70 primary teachers in Rukiga District are protesting government’s failure to pay them their salaries for the last six months.
The teachers, who claim that they last received salaries in August 2017, say they are planning to lay down their tools, until their salary arrears are deposited onto their accounts.
One of the affected teachers from Nyeikunama Primary School, who preferred anonymity, told our reporter that they have repeatedly petitioned the Rukiga Chief Administrative Officer over the matter in vain.
The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU National Chairperson, Zadock Tumuhimbise, says it is unfortunate that the teachers have worked for six months with no salaries.
He adds that incase the matter is not handled; it may affect the performance of pupils, since the teachers are threatening to lay down their tools.
The Rukiga District Chief Administrative Officer, Hanny Turyahebwa, admits the problem, but calls for patience, saying that the matter will be handled before the end of this financial year.
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