Moroto teachers go for fourth months without salaries
MOROTO, Uganda – A total of 254 newly recruited Primary teachers in Moroto district are now finishing five months without testing any single cash of their sweat.
The teachers started teaching at the opening of second term but since then they have not been getting their salaries and all of them closed the term without salaries.
Daily Monitor has learnt that development is making other teachers threatening not to come back to teach in Moroto schools.
“We are coming to the closure of second term and we are not assuring of getting any money for transport,” said one of the teachers.
Moroto district education officer Mr. Paul Abul Siloi said the delayed salaries of the new teachers are frustrating his work in the district.
Mr. Abul said convincing teachers to accept and go to teach Karamoja schools is not easy due to hard living condition in the region urging that those who accept to teach in the region should be treated as special case.
“The district personnel officer has submitted again names of all the 254 teachers to the secretary of public service we hope that these teachers will get their salaries at the end of these months of July,”
The outgoing chief Administrative officer Moroto Mr. Stephen Ouma said the ministry of public service had promised that the teachers would get their salaries this month.
“We got the communication from the ministry of public service commission assuring us that these teachers will be cleared at the end of this month of July,” he said.
Mr. Ouma while leaving Moroto district to Rukungiri where he has been transferred advised teachers not to get scared saying the ministry was working hard for their payment.
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