On Tuesday 8 July, a document purportedly showing the salary structure of State House employees’ salary made rounds on social that culminated into the
#PayMe96Mn with Ugandans expressing pouring out their hearts on the humongous figures on the list.
This was after Hon Cecilia Ogwal raised a concern in Parliament that some staff in the Office of the President earn Shs96m a month as salary. She was quoting figures from the ministerial budget policy statement of the Presidency.
Now, the Uganda government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo says Members of Parliament received the accurate figures on their ipads but some decided to ignore the accurate version.
The list that leaked on Tuesday showed that the most paid employee earns a whooping Shs96m hence the hash tag
#PayMe96Mn. However, Ofwono Opondo clarified this saying there was an error in uploading the original list adding that “The inaccuracy was not intended to mislead parliament”
Earlier, Linda Nabusayi Presidential Deputy Press Secretary in the Office of the president said the list that made rounds on social media on Tuesday “Was just an alarm by those with own motives”
Deborah Katuramu, the Secretary in the Office of the President also issued a statement further clarifying the matter.
Meanwhile, Minister in charge of the Presidency Frank Tumwebaze has also weighed in on the issue saying “There was a typo error in the document and it had already been detected by our technical staff”
He added that “Staff of office of the President and state house are just like any other staff of the public service with known salary scales of the public service”