Gulu University Warns Gov’t on Pay Rise

Ugandan champions Kampala Capital City FC have Tuesday entered residential camp ahead their crucial game against Cameroon’s Cosmos de Bafia in the CAF Champions League.

Abdallah Mubiru’s side will undergo final drills at Mandela Sports Hotel, health Namboole before the first leg tie at the same venue on Saturday. “It’s important and comes at a time when we most need it. Its time all focus must shift to the game,” the club’s Secretary David Tamale revealed.

Their preparations have been hampered by the announcement that attacking midfielder Tom Masiko has joined the growing list of injured players which makes him a doubt.

The midfielder pulled a hamstring over the weekend and missed the team’s training session on Monday morning though Mubiru remains adamant he will be fit for the clash. Masiko joins new signings Francis Olaki, Savio Kabugo plus Michael Birungi who are all injured.

Gulu University Academic Staff Association (GUASA) have insisted on receiving a pay rise announced by government recently amid reports that the proposed salary structure could be reviewed.

“Our attention has however been drawn to a report in the media that some persons in the Ministry of Education and Sports are planning/pushing for a different salary structure outside the negotiated and agreed positions with the staff associations of public Universities and the Government of Uganda, viagra ” the dons at Gulu University said in a statement signed by their chairman, Dr. David Kitara Lagor, on Tuesday.

“We wish to recommend that the salaries for staff of Public Universities follow the same M scale structure and all the wage bills be taken over by Government,” the statement added.

They also condemned “in the strongest terms all persons who are working contrary to the directive of the President on this matter including those in the Ministry of Education and Sports because if this matter is not handled appropriately it will create confusion in public Universities.”

University lecturers had agreed with government to raise salaries of Vice Chancellors to Shs25m, Deputy Vice Chancellors (Shs20m) and Professors would go for Shs15m.

Associate Professors would take home Shs13m while a Senior Lecturer would pocket Shs 11m, Lecturers Shs9m, Assistant Lecturers Shs7m and Teaching Assistants Shs5m.

It would later emerge that government intends to reduce these figures downwards, a move that has angered Gulu dons.

GUASA said they were pleased with the pronouncement by President Museveni on the salary increment for the academic staff of Public Universities and “thank him for fulfilling his pledge to public Universities especially in providing a better package for University staff; a factor that has been long overdue.”


However, they said, “We deeply express our support for the salary structure which was pronounced by the Minister of Education and Sports (Hon. Jessica Alupo) which was derived from the Omaswa report on Makerere University with clear options and alternatives to be adopted by the Government of Uganda.”

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