Uganda Private teachers union has petitioned parliament seeking to know whether the 20 billion shillings pledged to teachers are still available.
The union led by their general secretary Juma Mwamula has informed the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga that the money was transferred from the microfinance support center to the ministry of education which has come up with stringent requirements like to have a teacher registration status before they can receive the money.
Mwamula wants the money to be reverted back to a microfinance support center to enable every teacher in need to benefit from it and wants parliament to help them establish whether this money still exists saying that even though the schools partially opened many teachers are living in deplorable conditions.
Mwamula also says that they would love to see the teachers included among the beneficiaries of Emyooga noting that teachers were excluded from groups of professionals who were to benefit from emyooga in October under unclear circumstances.
Emyooga was launched by H.E the President of Uganda in August 2019 as part of the Government’s continuous strategies to transform 68% of Ugandan homesteads from subsistence to market-oriented production.
The Speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga in response promised to follow up on the matter.