Tororo ex-employees storm district offices over benefits
Posted Thursday, January 10 2013 at 02:00
The ex-workers laid siege at the district offices to get the chairman’s attention.
Former Tororo District employees on Monday morning pitched camp at the district administration offices, paralysing business there, over delayed payment of their salary arrears and retirement packages.
The ex-employees, stormed the offices at 8am and camped there up to 4pm, attracting the attention of the district chairman, Mr Emmanuel Osuna, prompting him to convene an emergency meeting to find a way forward.
The group leader, Mr Benjamin Etyang Wasiwasi, accused the district leadership of failing to appreciate the service they offered and instead trying to extort money from them.
‘’We have spent all the resources we had to chase for our benefits, and that is why today we decided to camp at the district headquarters. It seems this is the most understood language,’’ Mr Wasiwasi said.
They accused the district records assistant for extorting money from them in pretext of them paying for folders. They allege that they paid the records assistant Shs30,000 for folder files, Shs50,000 to access their files in the store and Shs30,000 for ‘his labour’.
However the district chairperson, Mr Emmanuel Osuna, instructed the chief administrative officer to “act very fast to ensure that the matter is handled once and for all instead of making the elderly people waste resources to continue chasing for air”.
“Mr CAO, I want you to do a thorough investigation on one of your officers who allegedly went ahead and duped these elders.”