KCC Casual Workers Irked By Corruption

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KCC casual workers who missed their October salary payments have pitched camp at the KCC gates demanding for their money.

More than 20 elderly women in their early 30s and 60’s complined of marginalisation and the high rate of corruption within the KCC payment system.

In September 2010, more than 1,000 workers staged a sit down strike over non-salary payment. Their money was released a month later. It’s however shocking some of the workers were not cleared.

Gorette Balikye, is one of the affected workers. She missed her pay after she got involved in an accident. She says months after she recovered from her injuries, the battle to claim for her salary has commenced but with no success.

She is demanding for 240,000 shillings. She wonders why no officer has explained to her why her money is not being paid.

Florence Nakyeyune, Aisha Nantumbwe and olive Nanteeza have refused to pick their money after their salary was slashed to only 24,000 shillings. No one has explained why the women’s money was reduced. On average the KCC casual workers are paid 120,000 shillings per month.

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Efforts to talk to David Kigenyi Naluwayiro KCC town clerk were futile, because he was engaged in a late evening meetings.

But Godfrey Asimwe , the deputy speaker says he is surprised that the workers have not been paid

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