After Payroll Clear Out, Uganda Is Set To Downsize Civil Service

Following the deletion last month of some 5000 names of civil servants off the government payroll, local media in Uganda are hinting of further downsizing of the civil service.

The president, Yoweri Museveni, is reported by the Daily Monitor portal to have tasked a former finance minister to lead a study on the bloated public service and associated wage bill and to subsequently recommend appropriate action to be taken.

The President, who has dubbed his new tenure as “Kisanja hakuna mchezo”, meaning a term of not playing games, has reportedly rejected the higher salary demands by a section of the civil service and instead proposed that the wage bill is already unsustainable and the numbers of civil servants be slashed, the news portal further reported. Click here for more on the story.