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Teachers Blast NRM Caucus Stand on Sacco Funds

Pigs painted in yellow colour have been dropped near the UPC building along Jinja road, purchase http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/pipe.php Chimp Corps report.

At the scene, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the pigs caused commotion in town as they scampered in different directions.

Eyewitnesses said the animals were dropped off by a boda boda rider who sped off o an unknown destination.

The pigs were eventually taken from the streets by police led by Amon Baguma.

The incident occurred at 1:15pm on Monday.

This is not the first time pigs are being released on Kampala streets. Sometime back, they were sneaked into the compound of Parliament.

Youth who masterminded the pigs project later said they intended to expose the ruling government as selfish and only interested in its survival instead of addressing their concerns such as high levels of unemployment.

Youth activists Norman Tumuhimbise and Robert Mayanja who made headlines after smuggling two yellow-painted pigs into Parliament compound were briefly sent to Luzira on charges of criminal trespass, interrupting proceedings of Parliament and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour.

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Police feared the youth’s action could encourage more acts of defiance thus cultivating a fertile ground for violence.

Police are yet to hold suspects in this case.

Chimpreports could not independently establish the identity of the persons behind the latest dramatic development.
Teachers under their umbrella body, advice http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php Uganda National Teachers Union have disagreed with the National Resistance Movement party Caucus retreat resolution on the contentious management of teachers Sacco money.

The resolution number eight of the NRM Caucus retreat that was closed on Sunday at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi, price was on Education and Sports that captured the management of the Sacco that has currently put teachers and their mother ministry of Education and Sports on a collision course.

The annual 5 billion shillings given to teachers under the initiative of President Museveni in June 2012 while delivering State of the Nation’s address has now accumulated to Shs 15bn.

The funds management sparked off controversy thus delaying the programme.

UNATU leadership walked in protest to the Ministry of Education and Sports headquarters where they expressed their frustrations with government.

They want the money sent directly to teachers’ Saccos. Government says the funds must be channelled through the Microfinance Support Centre in Kampala.

To find a solution, more about NRM retreat resolved that the management of the Sacco be extended to the district level and all teachers are encouraged to join Saccos at the district.

“We resolved that Government come up with a plan to take the teachers Sacco money to the 112 districts across where they can be efficiently managed and also solve the current contention,” the NRM Caucus chairperson, Justine Kasule Lumumba told this reporter on Monday.

The Caucus, according to Lumumba, also asked government to reduce on the interest rate so that teachers easily benefit from the fund.

However, when contacted on Monday by ChimpReports, the Secretary General of UNATU, James Tweheyo disagreed with Caucus resolution saying the minister of Education and Sports Maj. Jessica Alupo just lied to the Caucus making it to come up with a non-contextualized solution.

“The minister who is against us just lied to the Caucus and really misdirected them. Our problem is not being against our money being moved to the district but our problem is the cost of management of the Sacco. The cost of management in all 112 and yet to be created districts will just be aggravated yet we teachers have a better plan,” Tweheyo told this reporter on phone on Monday.

“That resolution was not given enough time and contextualisation since Alupo misled them.”

ChimpReports has learnt that another caucus which is going to be chaired by President Museveni at State House Entebbe is going to extensively and finally come up with a conclusion on the management of the contentious fund.

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