DPP concerned over continued strike

By Benjamin Jumbe:

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has expressed concern over the impact of the ongoing sit down strike by state prosecutors.

This comes as the strike enters day three since the prosecutors under the Uganda Association of Prosecutors laid down the tools again citing government’s failure to fulfill its commitment to address their pay and welfare concerns.

The prosecutors in July gave government a 90-day grace period to address their concerns which included salary increment, a tax waiver on their salaries and promotions among others.

Now the spokesperson of the DPP Jane Kajuga says prosecutors are key in delivery of Criminal Justice and any day they are absent affects the entire system.

The government has meanwhile remained tight-lipped on the matter.