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PUNSEF THREATENS HUNGER STRIKE AT CONSTITUTIONAL SQUARE

NON-TEACHING PIN TECHNOCRATS IN FINANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE Non-Teaching staff who are currently on strike in all public universities have threatened to change the method of strike by marching to the constitutional square if at all; pressure from Government is forced onto them to go back to work. Members from all public universities resolved to take this course of action at Makerere University today.

PUNTSEF is continuously pinning government technocrats in both the finance and Public service ministries who have made it, a habit by changing the salary enhancement and accumulated arrears for intentions un known to the body and that they are spending propaganda that the money is there yet there is nothing, something which has angered members of PUNTSEF. More details follow.......

Jackson Betihamah, Chairman, Public Universities Non-Teaching Executive Forum, revealed this new tactic of striking, by going on hunger strike at Constitutional Square with their families, should Government to threaten them to go back to office by force with paying their demands as soon as possible. SB………….JACKSON BETIHAMAH-CHAIRMAN PUNTSEF

Ntaga Eriya, Chairperson, Busitema University Administrative Staff Association, blamed the government for being segregative in settling the salary increment structures which saw the Teaching staff catered for first leaving behind the Non-Teaching wondering whether their services don’t deserve a salary increment. SB………….NTAGA ERIYA-CHAIRPERSON-BUADSA

Members of the Non-teaching from all the Public Universities with anger stressed their dissatisfaction at the Government for deliberately tossing them up and down for over two without reaching a conclusive point of paying them their salary enhancement and accumulated arrears. POPS………….MEMBERS OF PUNTSEF IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

Deogracious Nyapalapala, Support Staff, Busitema University, stressed that the problem is with the technocrats in the finance and public service ministries who have failed to confirm the new salary structures as the president directed them to have the money available at the beginning of this financial year 2016/17. SB………….DEOGRACIOUS NYAPALAPALA-BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY

Lakoyo Jalon Kingson, General Secretary, Senior Administrative Staff Association,Gulu University portrayed solidarity with all the Non-teaching staff members because they are also constrained by the short of funds to Gulu University, by reducing 5 billion shillings to 4bn shillings. SB…………LAKOYO JALON-GULU UNIVERSITY

It is now known about who is right and wrong between the government and Non-Teaching staff with various contradicting figures on the available money for the Non-Teaching Staff who up to now, have resolved to stick to the strike.

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BWANIKA WRAPS UP IN MASAKA

Masaka - Peoples’ Development Party Flag bearer Dr. Abed Bwanika wrapped up his campaigns in Masaka his home district.

Bwanika implored the locals to usher in a new dawn in Uganda’s