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Minister for Finance, Henry Ariganyira Musasizi, State Minister for finance,
and Gideon Akampurira, the Rukiga District Councilor representing Bukinda sub-county clashed over the teachers’ strike.
under the Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU started a nationwide strike on June 15, in protest of the government's decision to raise
the pay for certain teachers in violation of past agreements that guaranteed equality
and harmonization of salaries for all teachers.
who is the Rubanda East County Member of Parliament in Rubanda district clashed
with Akampurira, on Friday, during the launch of the Parish Development Model
(PDM) in the Kigezi region at Rushebeya market, Rwamucucu sub-county.
Akampurira, started protesting, immediately after David Bahati, State
Minister for Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives had finished speaking.
protested why top government officials led by President Yoweri Museveni are not
addressing the grievances of teachers.
Akampurira openly told Musasizi and Bahati that
he will mobilize parents and stage a demonstration next week on Wednesday if
the government does not increase the salary of teachers.
//Cue in: “stop threatening me…
“reka kuntinatinisa nahirwa…
a microphone and accused Akampurira of raising the teachers’ issue at a wrong
function and dared Akampurira to protest.
He said that although Akampurira organizes a protest, the demands of the
teachers will not be addressed in this financial year.
now you see….
“konka hariho ogu...
Mutabarura and Kwarikunda Michael Mbareeba expressed skepticism about the program's
progress yet the country is struggling with inflation.
wondered how PDM will help in eradicating poverty yet other government programs
like Prosperity for All (Boona Bageigahae), Emyooga, Entandikwa, and Community
Driven Development Fund (CDD), Operation Wealth Creation, and the Youth
Livelihood Find (YLP) among others have failed.
“my worry is…
//Cue in: egyi program omuntu…
defended the program saying that the money is not meant to be given to
individuals but to households with strict guidelines.