TDA Workers Go 8 Months Without Pay

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In a telephone interview with URN, TDA Secretariat Director Bishop Zac Niringiye refuted the claims saying that they are all volunteers at the alliance.

Support staff at the Democratic Alliance (TDA) have not been paid salaries and allowances for the past eight months, URN can exclusively reveal.

A volunteer at the TDA offices in the Kampala suburb of Naguru told URN that they had been promised fifty thousand shillings per week in allowances and six hundred thousand shillings per month as salaries but have not been paid since they started work.

URN further learnt that the volunteers who work as administrative assistants had worked together with Godber Tumushabe who is the TDA policy analyst and Bishop Zac Niringiye the TDA Secretariat Director during the free and fair elections campaign.

However, the volunteers have no form of contract or working terms with the alliance.

In a telephone interview with URN, TDA Secretariat Director Bishop Zac Niringiye refuted the claims saying that they are all volunteers at the alliance.

"The whole secretariat does not work for a pay, we are committed to this cause, we do not work for money", said Niringiye.

Efforts to speak to Godber Tumushabe, the TDA policy analyst were futile as he was engaged by press time.

The Democratic Alliance is a loose coalition of opposition political parties and pressure groups.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.