The presidential Advisor on finance Dr. Ezra Suruma called on the public servants who claim to be underpaid and experiencing pay delays to quit the government service instead of remaining in offices where their performance is not upto the expected standard due to claims of low pay.
Dr. Suruma made the remarks while meeting the secretaries under the National Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals (NASAP) in Kampala. He says that many government workers’ quality of service delivery is worrying because they always dodge their duties. He explains that some teachers dodge school classes on the basis of underpayment by government but to his surprise they cling to the work where they should have resigned.
He urges secretaries in all offices to be determined to build a better nation by exhibiting a spirit of quality service delivery than being known for corruption. He continued to observe the need for a law that regulates the operations of SACCOs so as there are strict guidelines that are used by the groups involved in SACCOs so that they do not lose their money to greedy persons in the SACCOs. He said that if a law guiding cooperative society and credit organizations is not put in place people will lose their wealth to individuals as it happened to cooperatives in the past where they collapsed and the members were not compensated.
The president of the National Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals (NASAP), Norah Kiwumulo asked the secretaries to have early dreams of how they live after retirement and asked president Yoweri Museveni to support their SACCO to have revolving fund for secretaries to borrow and invest in their enterprising business to improve on their earning since some of them are steal underpaid.