teachers of Kigezi Cleveland High School in Kitumba Sub County, Kabale District
have been expelled for demanding for their unpaid wages.
The school is owned by Cox Mpambaara, a prominent businessman in Kabale
district and Alex Birungi. Some of the affected teachers include; Hillary
Byaruhanga, Amon Musiimenta and Hillary Kyarituha. The affected teachers demand
between shillings 400,000-500,000.
The affected teachers also accuse the school directors for failure to remit
their National Social Security Fund (NSSF) savings since May 19th 2017.
Byaruhanga, one of the affected teachers says that he was expelled from the
school after demanding his 400,000 shillings unpaid wages for the last nine months.
Byaruhanga says that the surprise expulsion has left him in shock. Amon
Musiimenta, another affected teacher says that he was expelled after demanding
his shillings 410,000 unpaid money.
Musiimenta says that they have already petitioned the office of the Kabale
Resident District Commissioner and the District Labour Office for help.
Musiiimenta regrets the time he wasted teaching at Kigezi Cleveland High
Gad Rugaaju Ahimbisibwe, the Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner says
that they have already received complaints of the 12 affected teachers.
says that the school directors have also not stopped at making teachers suffer
by defaulting their salaries, but he has also received complaints where the
same directors have defaulted URA taxes. Rugaaju says that they matter is
being followed to make sure that the affected teachers get their money since
they worked for it.
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However, Alex Birungi denies the accusations saying that all the teachers were
paid all their money.