The Minister of State for Public Service, Hon. Mary Mugasa has told Members of Parliament that a Salary Review Commission that is envisaged to solve pay disparities will be in place in the next two months.
Hon. Mugasa was yesterday appearing before the Public Accounts Committee in regard to audit queries raised by the auditor general on payroll management in different regional referral hospitals.
Hon. Medard Lubega Sseggona, the committee chairperson tasked the Minister on failure to increase and improve the welfare of public servants and causing professionals to decline deployments at certain stations or working for government.
Hon. Mugasa said that government only started with scientists and that a pay plan across the government will be in place next year to enable the enhancement of salaries and that the disparities among civil servants are to be solved through the review commission whose establishment was already approved by Cabinet and only awaiting the selection of members.
Minister Mugasa said that the decision by the government is not discriminatory as Hon. Sarah Opendi said but was informed by limited financial resources to enable the increment of salaries across the board.
Hon. Mugasa speaking……….
Hon. Sseggona however wondered why government started with implementing a non-existing policy as opposed to establishing a Commission first. END