Minister Sarah Mateke Urges Kisoro Legislators to Address Hard-to-Reach Allowance Issues Appropriately

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  • Minister Mateke emphasized that no one should complain about allowances, as policies mandate salaries as the required form of payment.

KISORO: The State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitse, has advised her fellow legislators from Kisoro District not to mislead public servants on the issue of hard-to-reach
allowances but rather to present these issues to the appropriate authorities.


Speaking as the guest of honor at the farewell ceremony for twenty-two retired head teachers at Mubano Hotel on Saturday, Minister Mateke addressed the beneficiaries from the teaching fraternity in Kisoro regarding the discontinuation of hard-to-reach allowances.

She advised teachers not to take any hostile actions to pressure the government. Minister Mateke emphasized that no one should complain about allowances, as policies mandate salaries as the required form of payment. She called upon all leaders in Kisoro to unite in addressing the
teachers’ difficulties instead of misleading them into counterproductive actions.


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Present at the ceremony was Bufumbira North MP John Kamara Nizeyimana, who noted that the discontinuation of the hard-to-reach allowances was isolated to certain schools. He also advised teachers to invest their earnings in productive activities.

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Meanwhile, Kisoro District Chief Administrative Officer Badru Mayanja committed to following up on the issues raised concerning his officers at the district level. He added that every servant should adhere to government policies.

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Also in attendance was Kisoro District Governor Abel Bizimana, who acknowledged corruption within the service commission, which has negatively impacted service delivery.

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The retirees were honored with rewards, including certificates, goats, and money, and they all expressed their happiness.

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