Teachers bag abnormal salaries, prompt an investigation
Five primary school teachers in Budaka District are being investigated for their alleged involvement in the 20 million shilling fraud scam.
The probe against the suspect’s stems from an investigation recently, that unearthed abnormal salary earnings by the five teachers.
An investigation report by Budaka district authorities shows that the five teachers most of who have been transferred from Namirembe Boarding Primary school, have been earning more than 2 million shillings per month.
Elias Byamungu, the chief administrative officer the matter has been drawn to the attention of the IGG for further investigations. He says that the teachers have over the past eight months been earning two million shillings each in monthly salaries.
Byamungu says that his office has also received reports that some teachers are earning approximately 3million shillings, way above the normal salary of 210,000, paid to teachers.
Byamungu says top government officials at the ministry of education could be behind the bogus deals.
The IGG is also expected to investigate reports that the Budaka district teachers payroll is harboring ghost teachers.
At Bwibere primary school, a teacher speaking on condition of anonymity said he was shocked to learn that his name on the payroll had been switched with that one of an unknown female teacher.
The teacher says he was appointed in 2009 and started accessing the payroll in November 2009. His salary was until December 2010 regular but things went haywire when he recently found out that his name has been swapped with that of a one Grace Nauluga, purportedly a primary school teacher of Kadatumi.
He says that he has brought his ordeal to the attention of the authorities and hopes that the case will be rectified.
The CAO however says that effective next term; all schools in Budaka will be subjected to an audit to establish the exact number of teachers, and pupils in order to clean up the anomalies.
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