The failure by govt to fulfill its promise of increasing health workers lunch allowance from 2200 to 15000 per day and the introduction of taxes among other hindrances, nurses and midwives under their umbrella body Uganda nurses and midwives union have threatened to lay down their tool if govt continues to stay silent.
According to a letter from the union’s president, Cherop Justus, the nurse says that even the UGX.1Bn SACCO money promised to them has never been honored. A thing they say is a sign of lack of commitment by the government to make their life better.
Speaking to the state minister for primary health care Joyce Moriku Kaduchu on the roaming strike by nurses and midwives she asked them to come for dialogue to have their issues ironed out rather than staging a strike.
Uganda has more than 70,000 registered nurses and midwives comprising 75% of the health workforce.
This will not be first time nurses and midwives will be laying down their tools over poor remuneration by the Ugandan government.