Ugandan teachers under their umbrella organisation Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) have entered the second day of the countrywide strike. The teachers are demanding for a 100% salary increment in the financial year 2012-2013. However, Education Minister Alupo reiterated the Government’s commitment to increase teachers’ salaries up to 50% by financial year 2014/2015.
The teachers have presented a petition to the Deputy today and will be discussed later this afternoon.
In Uganda the starting salary for a teacher is 270,000 shillings (approx 112.5 USD)
The casket bearing the body of fallen Police Officer AIP John Michael Ariong being carried out of Christ King Church after the funeral service. He died after being hit by a stone allegedly thrown by an Activist for Change (A4C) supporter.
20 year old Alice from Moroto sits with her 5 month old twins (girls) at Amber house in Uganda’s capital Kampala. She said that her husband was killed by cattle rustlers.
There is more to Kampala’s beggars than what meets the eye. Stories are told of how these peolple are brought from the Karamoja region to the city centre and the said cartels take a percentage of the beggars’ proceeds.
The United Nations African Institute for the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders warned that human trafficking is on the rise in Uganda.
The institute says that the movement of girls from karamoja to other regions in due to economic migration as they move from a high hardship area (Karamoja) to an areas with low hardships.