By Moses Alinda
ARUA: Arua district primary teachers on government pay roll have been ordered to resume business after assurance that their salaries have been paid to their accounts.
After missing their salaries for the last two months over 140 primary school teachers laid down their tools after several interventions to get paid their salaries yield no fruits.
On Friday afternoon, the Chief Administrative officer, Jude Bukenya said that all teachers who had not received their salaries shall first be paid 2months salary arrears of April and May and then June shall be paid in the coming week before the financial year ends.
‘’The teachers who had not received their salaries shall first be paid 2 months salary arrears of April and May and then June shall be paid in the coming week before the financial year ends,’’ said Bukenya.
On behalf of the local government, the chairman LCV Alfred Okuonzi apologized to the striking teachers for salary delays and at the same time appreciated them for being patient
Okuonzi appealed to the public to send their children to school on Monday to resume class since the teachers issue had been solved.
Learners in Arua district have not been learning since most of the teachers went on strike in late May.
‘’We cannot continue teaching when our children are home because of school fees and no money to buy food when the food prices are on increase,’’ said teachers.
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