By Richard Akandwanaho
State prosecutors under their Uganda Association of Prosecutors (UAP) umbrella, have called a general assembly to address their welfare concerns or they lay down their tools.
According the Vice President Uganda Association of Prosecutors (UAP), Batson Baguma, the assembly will be at Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala on Friday 23rd June this year.
Baguma who is Senior Resident State Attorney Kabale district says that after the reading of 2017/2018 financial year budget, the members demanded for the executive to summon a general assembly so that they can vote for a strike.
He says that the lawyers are disgusted with low remuneration coupled with salary differences and unfair taxation, overwork and lack of promotion.
Baguma adds that prosecutors handle high profile criminal cases which involve murder terrorism, corruption involving huge sums of money but they are not protected.
The prosecutors want government to convert their recent 10 per cent salary increment into allowances and make their earnings tax exempted as it is the case for other judicial officers in the Justice, Law and Order Sector departments.