June 18, 2024

Sub County chairman threatens to drag Lira district LG to court over failure to pay his salaries

Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)

Lira

Aromo Sub County chairman Jasper Ojok has threatened to drag to court Lira district local government and Aromo Sub County for failure to pay his salaries since the time he came into office.

Through his lawyer Quirinus Oyugu Onono of Oyugi Onono and company advocates, Ojok argued that in 2021 he was elected unopposed as the Sub County chairman of Aromo and was consequently sworn in.

Ojok howver said that since he assumed office, Lira district has not paid him a single penny much as he has been rendering services to people of Aromo.

An LC3 chairperson earns 412,000 shillings which when taxed reduces to 380,600 shillings.

Ojok said his colleagues have been getting salaries and allowances, but he has been operating without pay.

Ojok now wants Lira district to pay his salary arrears of 4,567,200 shillings within 45 days or else he will proceed with the matter to court to demand for over 10 million shillings compensation.

Lira district vice chairman Boniface Omara acknowledged receipt of Ojok’s concerns, adding that it was being addressed but the process was cut short by the end of the last financial year.