MUSEVENI THREATENS TO SACK STRIKING MEDICAL DOCTORS
By Sylvia Kugonza
President Museveni has questioned the decision by the medical doctors to lay down their tools thus warning that they will regret their actions.
He warned that they risk being sacked if they continue with the strike and new doctors recruited.
Addressing a rally at Karambi Play Ground in Burahya County yesterday;Nov. 17, 2017, Museveni said that he had been betrayed by the actions of the medical doctors.
He noted that the Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF soldiers are poorly paid but have never gone on strike.
Museveni said that he had hoped the doctors will remain patient until the outcome of the salary review committee which is currently scrutinizing the salary of civil servants.
The strike by the doctors entered the second week. They are demanding for a salary increment.
Museveni said that the government’s priority has been improving infrastructure and extending electricity. He said that they should have been patient like the army, which he says are paid peanuts, but they don’t strike.
Museveni also decried the salary disparity at the Kampala Capital City Authority. He cited an example of a cleaner at the authority who earns more than other workers.
President Museveni also directed the Ministry of Information and Resident District Commissioners to close down radio stations that he said peddle lies about the NRM government. He said that the RDCs should monitor and ensure that the radio promote government programs.
He also said that it’s not an obligation but a duty for the radio stations to broadcast facts.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.