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Uganda Police Pilots and Engineers are demanding for a pay rise.
The pilots say that they are being left out of a proposal to standardize the salary
Although the pilots have been earning a meagre 2.1 million per month, in April
this year their salary was enhanced to 8.1 million.
The pilots and engineers on Thursday paid a visit to the Speaker Rebecca
Kadaga, who is a frequent user of the Police Aircraft.
Ronald Kakande, the Pilot in -charge of training in the Police Airwing
says that although they appreciate the recent salary increment, they should
also be considered under the presidential and VIP pilots category since they fly the
Speaker, Vice President and also President. Pilots in such category earn between 12 and 20 million shillings.
He says this will motivate other pilots to join government since the
money they earn does is far different from that of private pilots.
Kakande says that pilots at the Soroti flying school are benefiting from the
standardization, but the police pilots have been left out.
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Kadaga said she will follow the matter of the VIP scale and also
establish if the Police pilots can be included since they fly very important
people. She also said that out of a team of 13 pilots, at least three were
women who held key positions in the Police Aviation.