By Kabuye Ronald
Following the exclusion of their 50 billion shillings salary increment in the budget frame work for financial year 2017-2018 as pledged by president Museveni, all public university academic staff have summoned their members for their general assembly on Monday 27th this month to forge a way forward on the matter in their respective universities.
While addressing the media, the 11 public universities under their forum Public University Academic Staff forum appealed to the concerned government ministries and officials to include their money in the budget as pledged by president that 200 billion salary increments will be achieved in installments in four consecutive finance years budgeted at 50 billion which commenced in 2015-2016.
Grace Lubaale the chairperson of the Forum cautioned the officials not to attempt to provoke them because as per yesterday there wasn’t any adequate reason to that effect
He added that they are committed to push on with dialogue and engagement with the concern ministry to have their plea respected before declining to reveal the next move in case the dialogues go to the dogs.
It should be noted that president museveni while at the late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi Vigil in Kulambiro a Kampala suburb expressed concern with public officials who are always pushing to have salary increment a thing he said he will not attempt again.