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Hurting : Museveni denies salary increment for arts teachers

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The president of Uganda H.E yoweri Kaguta Museveni has denied salary increment for arts teachers.He said this while he was delivering his address at kololo ceremonial ground where the world teachers day was held.
Museveni said “This idea we are telling you [is], please, we want to increase the salaries of all the teachers and all the public servants, but if we do not have enough money, what do we do? Why don’t we start with some, some that are most needed and these are the science cadres in different”.
The president also added: “This is our ideology from the bush [when he led the guerrilla war that brought him to power in 1986]; it is not a new position. This resistance you [Arts teachers] are launching against our long-held position is not correct. I would advise you to calm down and stop obstructing our plan because it is well-thought out.” areas,” Mr Museveni said.
However the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (Unatu) secretary general, Mr Filbert Baguma tasked the government to improve their remuneration and working conditions, continuously retool them and called for increased financing to the education sector alongside recruitment of more staff and operationalisation of the National Teachers Policy.

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