Several teachers in government-aided secondary schools in Soroti City have protested the nonpayment of their salaries.
Francis Elianu the teacher of St. Mary’s Madera Soroti City notes that the situation is annoying and unfair while wondering why they have not been paid.
Elianu says that they are suffering from delays in the payments of their monthly salaries, but the authorities have continuously snubbed them and failed to explain why they are not receiving the salaries.
Juliet Akurut, one of the affected teachers, says that she last received her salary in July and is currently struggling with his survival yet he is required to offer services at schools without any compromise.
Dominic Atungu A teacher of Teso College Aloet who has also missed salary since August indicated that they have repeatedly sought an audience with the Town Clerk to file their concerns but their efforts have not yielded positive results after they were instead tossed up and down.
The aggrieved teachers have threatened to lay down their tools should they fail to get their salaries before the end of this week.
Betty Alaso, Secretary Education Soroti City noted the salary issues for teachers in Soroti City said the magnitude is high as all secondary teachers in the city haven’t been paid while asking the central government to positively respond to the teachers’ cry.
Juliet Ipagi the Soroti City Deputy Mayor attributed the delays to an increase of salary for science teachers.
The Soroti City Town Clerk John Kaweezi while addressing the angry teachers said that the delays are caused by change overs and system delays while assuring the teachers that the processing is being done.
He added that nobody is deliberately denying teachers their salary while assuring the teachers that the problem is not a local problem.
Soroti City RCC Peter Pex Paak, asked the teachers to be patient noting that the government of Uganda is committed to improving the welfare of both Art and Science teachers.