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Kampala to Disburse Shs13.69B to 4,400 Casual Laborers Amid Protests

Kampala to Disburse Shs13.69B to 4,400 Casual Laborers Amid Protests

Following Tuesday’s demonstration by Kampala’s casual laborers, the Minister for Kampala, Minsa Kabanda, announced that Shs13.69 billion has been secured to pay 4,400 workers. This move aims to address the grievances raised by the laborers.

Payment Schedule and Process

Kabanda confirmed that the funds are already available. Distribution to the laborers will commence on June 13. She emphasized, “We shall pay them to zero balance.”

Upcoming Headcount and Guidelines

Starting next month, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will conduct a headcount of all casual laborers. Kabanda outlined the new guidelines:

  1. Each laborer must have a national ID.
  2. Membership in either a community Sacco or Seven Hills group is required.
  3. No interviews will be conducted.

Addressing NSSF Allegations

KCCA Deputy Executive Director David Luyimbazi addressed concerns about alleged embezzlement of NSSF contributions. He reassured that the authorities have not misappropriated any funds meant for the laborers’ national savings scheme.

Background of the Protests

The striking cleaners’ main complaint was the non-remittance of their NSSF contributions for several months. This financial move is seen as a response to their demands and a step towards improving their working conditions.

In conclusion , the disbursement of Shs13.69 billion to Kampala’s casual laborers marks a significant response to their recent protests. As the KCCA implements new guidelines and conducts a headcount, the focus remains on transparency and improving labor conditions.



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