Otafiire to prosecutors “Do not over burden tax payers with your demands”

By Micheal Ojula:

The minister of Justice and constitutional Affairs Kahinda Otafiire has called on the prosecutors not to over burden tax payers with their demands.

Speaking during a meeting in which they voted to suspend their strike, Otafire said that if the prosecutors made heavy demands it would force the government to borrow and over tax the population which will hurt the national economy.

However the president for the Uganda Association of Prosecutors David Baxter Bakibinga tells KFM that their demands are genuine and based on their heavy work load.

Two weeks ago prosecutors withdrew their services after government flouted a fourteen day ultimatum to grant their demands.

This however forced the government to express commitment to addressing their welfare issues and wants the prosecutors to give it 90 days to act on their various demands which include a tax waiver on their salaries, salary increment and promotions among others.

Yesterday they voted to suspend the strike for 90 next 90 days to allow government to address their demands.

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