The Judiciary of Uganda has distanced itself from allegations that their drivers are among the poorly paid individuals as it appeared in viral audio clips made by one of their own Stanley Kisambira.
In a statement which was released by Judiciary Communications department on Monday morning, they clarified that its true Kisambira is their staff but denied some of his claims.
“That it is true that Mr Kisambira Stanley is a driver who has been working in theJudiciary since 2008. However, he has never been attached to the Chambers of the Hon.Chief Justice, as alleged in some of the audio clips.”
That although the approved salary for drivers may be inadequate, the Judiciary leadership resolved that the allowances for all non-judicial staff (drivers inclusive) in the institution be enhanced in line with CSI No.6 of 2018 on duty facilitation allowance.
“As a result of the above intervention, each driver is paid a easonable consolidated monthly allowance paid out on a quarterly basis. Added together with the salary, the total mnthly payment for a driver is over one million shillings.”
However the spokesperson Jameson Karemani adds that all staff of the Judiciary benefits from the health insurance policy as they work hard to ensure that even the salaries of other staff are also increased.