It would appear, just like in Kenya, the public service employment in Uganda is bogged by absentee workers or workers who don’t complete their full day at work, yet get paid the full-month salary. Well, the government want to do something about it.
On Tuesday this week, a senior government official revealed that the government was currently working to install biometric scanner across its ministries to clock in the hours worked by each employee. As it works out, public service in Uganda will no longer be assured of a full monthly salary, whether or not they show up to work. Instead, they will be paid per day worked, in accordance with the data captured by the biometric scanners.
Prof Ezra Suruma, the head of Delivery Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), said the government will first install the biometric scanners at public health and education institution to clock-in and clock-out health workers and teachers at their respective workstations.
“Last week, we were in Jinja for a meeting with district local governments, and we were told that some districts no longer pay civil servants who absent …read more