Town Clerks to Petition Museveni, Kadaga Over Pay

Town Clerks from Municipal, Division and Town Council levels in the country have resolved to petition President Yoweri Museveni and the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga on increment of their salaries, and the disbandment of their national association.

Edward Lwanga, the Town Clerk Mbarara Municipality who previously served as the Chairperson of The Town Clerks Association of Uganda expressed dismay over the dissolution of the body.

Last year, the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government chaired by Hon Reagan Okumu disbanded the Association’s activities.

Mr Lwanga says no genuine reasons were given for the committee decision which they now want the speaker to rescind.

Lwanga was speaking Thursday at a meeting organized by the Uganda Urban Authorities Association, which was attended by Municipal, Division and Town Council Clerks at White Horse Inn in Kabale.

Meanwhile, at the event the clerks also hinted on petitioning President Yoweri Museveni to have their salaries increased.

Emmanuel Peter Ogweny the Town Clerk Namasala town council noted that their pay is too small and yet they account for millions of money, which he says exposes them to temptation.

Town Council Clerks currently earn Shs 940,000 each.

Geoffrey Kimbowa the outgoing Town clerk for Kabale Municipality says this is peanuts compared to the work load they have and their working conditions.

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