“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
The Public Officials and Appointed Personnel in the Republic has gotten new rates and allowances for their duties. This was sent by the Permanent Secretary Catherine Birarakwate Musingwiire on the 26th June 2018. This is from a circular noted to the Ministry of Public Service. These rates are effective from the 1st July 2018, this was the same time as the new Excise Duty came into affect, therefore, the high ranking officials was covered themselves from the matters at hand. I am just showing two of them, there are plenty more, but it gives you a feeling of the greedy guts.
For the Safari-Day Allowance for all public leaders it went up a 100%, that is for when a public officials or political leaders are traveling at least for 6 hours during the day. To cover expenses for food and other needs for the travel. An RDC for instance goes from getting 13,000 shillings that day in question to the humble sum of 120,000 shillings. A Minister or State Minister goes from 18,000 shillings to the noble sum of 150,000 shillings. The Prime Minister goes from 20,000 to 160,000 shillings. The VP goes from 21,000 to 165,000 shillings.
The Mobile Telephone Allowance for certain public officials. Permanent Secretaries goes from 150,000 to the 210,000 shillings. Ministers of State and Ministers goes from 180,000/200,000 to the humble sum of 252,000/280,000. The Prime Minister goes from 250,000 to the 350,000 shillings. These people are clearly not worried about the new excise duties.
This is just for two allowances and not the whole package, I have not shown the madness of traveling abroad and the cost of that for the public officials and the appointed district officials. The Safari-day and Mobile Telephone Allowances is showing enough of the madness.
The cronies are not only getting high level salaries, but added allowances to get wealthy while on duty. That is one of the perks of working in the state, and not the private business market, as the state is offering high rates on travels and other work. It must be glory days to be a part of the elite and cronies of the President. These NRM foot soldiers are waling with fat pockets, while the ordinary person is starving. Such a devastating affair. Peace.