Government recently effected a proposal to raise payment for state prosecutors to reflect their workload.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Ali Kirunda Kivejinja, following a query from the Fort portal Municipality MP, Alex Ruhunda, who had demanded government to explain what it was doing on the pending State Prosecutors strike over low pay.
He said that their strikes will paralayse the judiciary work across the country if their concerns remain unattended to.
Kivejinja said that government through the minister of justice and constitutional Affairs is planning within two weeks to give parliament a comprehensive proposal for civil service salary review and state prosecutors will be part of this payment review.
In 2013 State Prosecutors and State Attorneys petitioned the 9th parliament proposing a gross monthly salary of Deputy DPP be put at 20 million shillings from the current 2.9 million shillings and for the Senior Principal State Attorney also be raised from the gross monthly salary raised to 15 million shillings from 2million shillings.
A State Attorney now earns 9millin shillings from 1.1million shillings while the monthly gross salary for a State Prosecutor has also been raised to 5millin shillings from 644,000 Uganda shillings.
“This is alt east a fulfilled promise from government and we are happy with the move.We do a lot of work and very strenuous circumstances yet our salaries have not been motivating enough,” said one State Prosecutor who preferred anonymity.