As the country grapples to recover from an economic paralysis caused by Covid-19 pandemic, some institutions of government are instead awarding themselves ‘obscene’ money as monthly payment.
TrumpetNews has landed on shocking details revealing how much a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) judge earns monthly at a time government proposed to cut its spending as a result of cash crisis.
Every judge appointed to the JSC gets Shs 23 million as monthly salary, 20 million as retainer allowance and 1 million per sitting.
That means that if a judge attends 20 sittings, she or he earns 20 million as sitting allowance and the whole payment will shoot to shs 63 million.
The payment has aroused anger among top officials in government especially at a time the country is struggling to economically recover.
In his letter to JSC members, Public Service Minister Muruli Mukasa told each of the members that, “you will be paid a fixed retainer allowance of Shs. 20m per month.”
“You will be entitled to a sitting allowance for every sitting of the Commission in accordance with the existing rates and salaries and allowances (specified officer) Act Cap 291, the Uganda Public Service standing orders, 2010 and circular standing instructions issued from time to time,” Muruli added:
No official in Judiciary was willing to comment on this matter when contacted.
The spokesperson Solomon Muyita was unavailable for a comment.