By Vanansio Kakogoso
Town clerks in Uganda are demanding for the increment of their
salaries to effectively serve the communities.
The Town Clerks raised the demand today during their consultative meeting organized by Urban Authorities Association of Uganda-UAAU at White Horse Inn Hotel in Kabale municipality.
Currently a town clerk of a town council earns a gross pay of 940,000 shillings and that of a municipality earns a gross pay of1.8million shillings. They say that they work but they don’t earn according to their workload.
Town clerk Namasala town council; Peter Emmanuel Ogwayu said that government increased the salaries of permanent secretaries and their subordinates last financial year but as accounting officers they were left out.
He said that their pay should be increased lest they do not get tempted to swindle the available money meant for service delivery.
The Kabale Municipality Town clerk Joseph Kimbowa said that they earn same money as division town clerks in Kampala.
However he says that the imbalance between them and executive directors should be bridged since they do the similar jobs and have same qualifications.
The Mbarara Municipality town clerk Edward Lwanga noted that as town clerks the money they earn do not meet the current economic crisis.
He however he asked his colleagues to consider the payment of other lower officers in other institutions before thinking about themselves.