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Soroti District Secondary School Teachers Protest Delayed Salary Payment

Aggrieved teachers who have missed salary payment for the months of May and June on 23rd June 2022 stormed the office of the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer to seek an explanation.

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Aggrieved teachers who have missed salary payment for the months of May and June on 23rd June 2022 stormed the office of Soroti Chief Administrative Officer to seek an explanation.

The dissatisfied teachers say they are giving the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer up to Monday 25th June 2022 to effect their salary payment or he will see their action.

Teachers numbering over 40 yesterday camped at Soroti District headquarters to seek an explanation  why they have not been paid their salaries for May and June of 2022.

Abraham Ekwaru, the Soroti District Information officer told our reporter that salary variations caused the delay in the payment of the affected Soroti Secondary teachers. He did not elaborate.

Ekwaru said that the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer, Agrey Muranira met the teachers and explained to them the cause of the delay in payments.

The teachers claim that it is only Soroti district that has not paid the secondary school teachers salaries of May and June and yet the neighboring districts of Amuria, Serere and Katakwi have paid their teachers’ salaries of May and June.

The Soroti Chief Administrative Officer though tried to explain to them that the problem was not his own making but from the ministry of finance that has caused the problem of delayed payments.

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The teachers say that given the current rising commodity prices life is hard and to make matters worse their own children have been sent away from school over school fees non-payment and they are expected to use their salaries to pay the fees.


 

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