By Weswa Ronnie
As teachers in the whole world celebrate international teachers day, teachers of Mbale municipality have expressed their unsatisfaction with the proposed 30.000/= raise to their monthly salaries starting next finical year 2020/21.
They revealed this during their international teacher’s day celebrations held at Eastern region Uganda national teachers union offices located in Senior quarters Mbale municipality under the theme of young teachers the performance of professionalism.
Christopher Majeme the Mbale municipal chairperson of Uganda national teachers says that 30,000/= is a very small increment basing on the current inflation in the country.
He adds that low payment of teachers in Uganda has been attributed to factors that are leading to the poor performance of children at national examinations in the government schools.
He adds that no teacher can teach with confidence when his or her children are chased for school fees or having finical problems at home.
James Nagimesi also a teacher adds that they appreciate the president for the increment but urged him to meet 100% target that they agreed with him in the last strike.
However Jaka Wamayi the legislator of Mbale municipality also promised to challenge 30,000/= increment on the floor of parliament saying that the money is too little based on the current situation and work which teachers do.