and Sub County LCIII Chairpersons in Kitgum District are protesting the delayed payment of their salaries.
chairpersons from the 17 sub-counties and two councils say that they have
not received their salaries for the last two months without any clear explanation.
Rubangakene, the Chairperson of the Kitgum District LCIII Chairpersons Association
says they decided to storm the CAO's office after waiting for their pay for the
past two months in vain. Each Sub County LCIII and Urban Council Chairperson
earn a salary of 312,000 Shillings.
alleges that the office of the Chief Administrative Officer and that of
personnel are deliberately conniving to delay payment of their salaries despite
reports that the ministry of Finance had released the funds.
West Sub County LCIII Chairperson Richard Komakech Pa’Yilibo says the office
claims that leaders at the lower local government and the district level had
been deprived of their entitlements.
"lok kom mucara…
comes amidst reports that only staff attached to the departments of health,
production, commercial, works, and administration had fully received their pay
leaving out those in the education department and political leaders.
Sub County LCIII Chairperson Michael Okello says that they are finding it
difficult to pay school fees for their children and provide for the basic
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Urban Council III Chairperson Kenneth Nyero Nyok-Cek says the situation has
caused discontent amongst the affected civil servants who have become
demoralized and are unable to deliver effective service to the community.
"actually the issue…
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District Chief Administrative Officer Joel Musisi regrets the delayed payments
of salaries of the LCIII which he attributed to technical glitches that have
affected other staff as well. Musisi however pledged to ensure payment of
salaries of the affected officers before the end of the week.