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Gulu Municipal Council Civil Servants Miss May Salary

The Municipal Human Resource Officer, Richard Okot in a memo to staff indicated that the delayed payment of May salary was due to delays in the release of funds for wage by the central government.
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Over 1,500 civil servants in Gulu Municipal Council have missed salary for the month of May.

Some of the affected workers say that they also missed salary for April due to unexplained delays.

The Municipal Human Resource Officer, Richard Okot in a memo to staff indicated that the delayed payment of May salary was due to interruptions in the release of funds for wage by the central government.

“The purpose of this memo is, therefore, to request you to be patient.” An internal memo to staff dated June 6th read. The civil servants always receive salary by 28th of every end of months.

Josephine Anena, the Head-teacher of Labour Line Primary School disclosed that for the past two months, salary delays have caused them despairs adding that some staff are demoralized because they are unable to provide for their families.

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Francis Barabanawe, the Gulu Municipal Town Clerk apologized for the salary delays saying that the anomaly was caused by the Finance Ministry.

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Barabanawe revealed that such delay is not common and that it is a one-off occurrence which is being managed. He added that affected staff will receive their salary this week.  

The civil servants across the country always receive their salary between 28th every end of month or before 4th of the new month.

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