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Mbarara Teachers Strike over Salaries

Teachers at Nkokonjeru Primary School in Mbarara yesterday laid down their tools in demand of their unpaid salaries.

The 9 teachers, who refused to attend to the 400 pupils on Monday, proceeded to the RDC’s office seeking intervention.

At the school, Chimpreports found the pupils attending to themselves in classes as others sang folk songs. Only the candidate class was being handled by the head teacher Mrs. Sarah Murungi herself.

Ms Murungi told us that the administration tried to explain the school challenges to the teachers but they wouldn’t listen.

She said the teachers have not been paid only for the previous month of September while only two had salary arrears going back to August.

Dan Kazoora a p.6 teacher told Chimpreports that they tried in the past to petition Mbarara Municipal council but with no success.

Meanwhile, Mbarara Deputy RDC Vincent Kamugisha on seeing teachers storming his office said he is not surprised saying that he receives “these kinds of inconveniences” mainly because employers are not paying attention to their workers.

In clarification, Jackline Masamba, the principle human resource officer at Mbarara municipality said the teachers’ money was wire on 6th September through Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) but crediting their bank accounts has been delayed by bank of Uganda.

Jackline said the challenge is not on teachers of Nkokonjeru P/S alone but on all workers of Mbarara municipal council.

She asked the teachers to remain patient and resume the school activities since their matter is being worked on.

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