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Gov’t To Review & Harmonize Salary Structures Of All Public Servants

Government has revealed that the salary structures for Agencies will be harmonized and  mainstreamed with Public Service in accordance with the  Approved pay targets.

The revelation has been made by Judith Nabakooba (pictured), the Minister for ICT and National Guidance while announcing Cabinet Decisions taken on Monday 22nd February 2021 at State House, Entebbe.

“A harmonized salary structure for all Public Officers who draw salary from the Consolidated Fund will be issued,” Nabakooba said in a statement, adding that the Governance structures of the retained Agencies will be  Reviewed to strengthen the Institutional Framework.

She noted that Cabinet  received and noted a plan for the Merging and consolidating of a number of institutions.

“The proposed plan presented a road map that will be followed over a three- year period to reorganize a number of ministries and institutions with a View of improving serving delivery.  When completed, the proposed reorganization of government entities will save government up to 988 billion shillings while at the same increasing efficiency,” Nabakooba said.

In order to embark on this process of reorganization, cabinet that an Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee will be constituted on Government Agencies, Commissions, Authorities and Public Expenditure.

“A Circular will be issued to the Public Service communicating a freeze on the creation of new Agencies, Commissions and Authorities and providing guidance on the management of  Transition arrangements for Boards and Staff whose contracts Expire in due course of rationalization,” the Minister said.

She added that a change Management and Implementation Strategy will be developed and  stakeholder engagement workshops will be conducted to prepare  Staff for the new changes.

“The Legal frame work of the affected Agencies will be reviewed.  An Institutional and Structural Framework including Terms and Conditions of Service of employees will be reviewed and financial Implications established,” she said.

Government says the revised structures of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and financial implications of the rationalization will be Presented to Cabinet for approval.

“The credentials of employees from the affected Agencies that will be absorbed in the main stream Public Service will be validated. The structures will be revised and the compensation of personnel to be off boarded will be undertaken,” the Minister said.

Taddewo William Senyonyi
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