Baryamureba Pledges to Pay Graduate Teachers UGX 2M

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Simon Baziba, a voter tasked Baryamureba to explain how he intends to address the biting poverty amongst Ugandans. In his response Baryamureba said he will introduce a cooperative bank to give out interest free loans to citizens.

Independent Presidential candidate Professor Venansius Baryamureba has promised to increase salaries of  teachers once elected into office. According to Baryamureba, under his government, a graduate teacher will pocket Shillings 2 million while a diploma holder will pocket Shillings 800,000.
Baryamureba pledged this during his campaign rally at Iganga Bus Park on Tuesday. He said the ruling NRM government has failed to provide attractive salaries to teachers yet, they play a very vital role in the development of the country.

"Everyone in this country is aware of the enormous role these teachers play towards shaping a person but this government is paying them peanuts, "he said. He also promised to set up a Salaries Commission to look into the salaries of other government workers. Baryamureba also promised to introduce regional governments throughout the country to take services closer to people once elected into office.
 
 "The governor will know the problems affecting his or her people since he will be residing with them in that area, "he said. Baryamureba said he is the right candidate for the job given his 46-years of age adding that he is energetic and able to traverse the country with ease compared to his rival.

"Both candidate Yoweri Museveni and Amama Mbabazi have reached their retirement age but am still a young man who can reach out in any part of the country whenever you need me," he said amidst cheers from his supporters.  The mandatory retirement age in Uganda is 65-years.
He also pledged to give each sub county in the country a community tractor as part of the efforts to modernise agriculture and boost household incomes. Simon Baziba, a voter tasked Baryamureba to explain how he intends to address the biting poverty amongst Ugandans. 

In his response Baryamureba said he will introduce a cooperative bank to give out interest free loans to citizens. "When I was still young these banks helped some of our parents to acquire school fees loans and they got no difficulties repaying them," he said. 
 
He said many Ugandans have been exploited by commercial banks through exorbitant interest rates leaving them poorer. "What is the use of getting a loan and you are charged almost the same amount in form of interest," asked Baryamureba.