MP Mushemeza speaking……….
Sheema south constituency MP Hon prof Elijah Dickens Mushemeza has attacked teachers to stop their tendency of disturbing government and president over increase of their salaries saying that they are poor and needy therefore they should wait until government answers them.
While addressing masses yesterday at Kitagata town council headquarters, Prof Mushemeza said that most teachers have failed to know themselves that they are poor and needy
‘’You teachers, its true president Museveni promised to increase your salaries but we are still in economic crisis, I want to assure you in a broad day light that you can’t afford strikes, first of all you’re poor and needy, you can’t strike and you spend even three days at home not working , where will you get what to eat?, it’s very hard for a poor person to make a successful strike ,even if we don’t beat you, you will go on streets and go away for yourselves’’ Mushemeza
As if it wasn’t enough, Mushemeza intimidated teachers that whoever strikes again, he or she will be chased. ‘’ these things of putting President on pressure won’t work for you, by the way let me tell you open truth, those who need teaching jobs are as many as I can say , we have so many professional teachers on streets. Just strike , we shall chase you all and employ those who need jobs’’ Mushemeza
It should be remembered that before Mushemeza joined parliament representing people of Sheema south as an independent candidate, he was a lecturer at Ankole Western University as a lecturer, however it seems he has already forgotten the worse conditions most teachers go through in their respective places of work.
Although most successful academicians we have in this country pass through the hands of teachers, in Uganda , teachers are among the least paid civil servants although the reasons have never been identified as of yet.
On the same address, MP Mushemeza told residents of Sheema that they should get used to the current high prices of commodities saying that, this is just a beginning but that in few months all prices will increase.