Sunday, October 13, 2019
Teachers’ Strike Called Off; Change of Mind After Industrial Tour

Teachers under the Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU have expressed a change of mind in pressing for salary enhancement after touring Namanve Industrial Park on the orders of President Yoweri Museveni.    

President Museveni directed the teachers’ Union to tour the industrial Park located in Kira Municipality, Wakiso district to enable them to appreciate government priorities and the reason the government was not been able to enhance teachers salaries. 

According to the president, the government is focused on industrializing the country to create more jobs for Ugandans, a target which requires a lot of investment in water, electricity and roads among others.

Uganda Investment Authority guided the leaders of the teachers’ union under the leadership of their General Secretary Filbert Baguma, to tour the industrial park. 

 After the tour, Baguma told journalists that they agree with the government that their salary enhancement stays for more of such developments to come to light.   

Other members of the Union also said they developed a change of mindset during the visit to the Industrial park. Shaban Wenkya, the Chairperson UNATU in Butambala District says he insists that science teachers must be paid more money after visiting the industry.   

Nyokatre Candia Richard, the Chairperson UNATU Arua district says the president’s argument for a stay of salary enhancement now holds a lot of sense after visiting the steel-rolling factory.  

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