Delayed Residual Salary Arrears

Sembatya Emmanuel made this Access to Information request to Ministry of Public Service

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From: Sembatya Emmanuel

Dear Ministry of Public Service,

I am a civil servant, working as a science laboratory assistant at
Nakasongola Secondary School. The government owes me over shs
1,700,000/=. This sum of money is made up of unpaid salaries of the
periods shown below.
1. July, August and September 2006/2007
2. December, January, February, March and April 2011/2012.
I have filled several forms claiming for that money but all in
Question 1. What can I do in order to use those residual salary
arrears to pay the university dues for my son who started his final
year on the 18th August at Mbarara University of Science and
Question 2: Why is it that when salary arrears become residual, are
almost too difficult to get?
Government was supposed to pay me that money when a tablet of soap
was at shs 300/=, at the time of drafting this message, the same
piece of soap was at shs 1,000/= and government had not yet paid me
probably it will pay me when the piece is at shs 1,500/= or more.
Question 3. In this way don’t you think the government will have
cheated me?

Yours faithfully,

Sembatya Emmanuel

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