By Our Reporter
The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the ministry of finance to collaborate with the budget committee at parliament and look for teacher’s 20% salary increment.
Kadaga’s directive came after a heated debate on teacher’s salary increment amongst legislators.
The MPs insisted that government must identify teacher’s money by all means failure to do so, they will not approve this year’s budget.
MPs from both side (the Ruling party and opposition) said that government has continued to relax to fulfill its earlier commitment towards improving the teacher’s welfare.
“You should cut the ministries travels, vehicle repair allowance and workshops and find teachers money. We must find teachers money next week” Speaker Kadaga ordered.
Meanwhile Kadaga has differed the debate of teachers 20% increment to next week. “I want the ministry of finance to cooperate with parliament budget committee and come up with a report on teacher’s salary increment and report back to parliament next week” She said.
The decision came after parliament received a report on the ministerial policy statement and budget estimates of education committee for 2013/14 financial year.