By Onesmus Ndyanabo .
Sheema south constituency MP Hon prof Elijah Dickens Mushemeza has warned teachers against continually disturbing government and president over the increase of their salaries saying that they are poor and needy and they should wait until government answers them.
While addressing masseson Monday at Kitagata town council headquarters, Prof Mushemeza said that most teachers have failed to realise that they are poor and needy
‘’you teachers ,its true president Museveni promised to increase your salaries but we are still in an economic crisis, I want to assure you in broad day light that you can’t afford strikes, first of all you are poor and needy, you can’t strike and you spend even three days at home not working , where will you get what to eat?, it’s very hard for a poor person to make a successful strike ,even if we don’t beat you, you will abandon the strikes yourselves’’ Mushemeza said
Mushemeza said governement is ready to sack teachers who engage in strikes.
‘’ these things of putting President on pressure won’t work for you, by the way let me tell you open truth, those who need teaching jobs are as many as I can say , we have so many professional teachers on standby, just strike , we shall chase you all and employ those who need jobs’’ Mushemeza
It should be remembered that before Mushemeza joined parliament representing people of Sheema south as an independent candidate, he was a lecturer at Ankole Western University however it seems he has already forgotten the worse conditions most teachers go through in their respective places of work.
On the same address, MP Mushemeza told residents of Sheema that they should get used to the current high prices of commodities saying that, this is just the beginning