Rukungiri Census Enumerators Bitter Over Allowances

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Scovia Arinaye, one of the affected census enumerators says that they have tried to follow up with the census office for their money in vain.

Census enumerators in Southern Division in Rukungiri municipality are up in arms against the non payment of their full allowances. The enumerators complain that, despite completing the census exercise last week, they have not been paid in full.
 
According to the enumerator, they only received 50,000 out of the 100,000 shillings for the 10 days pre-census training. Each of the enumerator was reportedly entitled to 10,000 shillings for each of the 10 days. Scovia Arinaye, one of the affected census enumerators says that they have tried to follow up with the census office for their money in vain.  
 
Denis Nzeirwe, the Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner says they have already forwarded the matters to the district Census officer. Zepha Karyaija, the Rukungiri District Census officer says his office is aware of the unpaid allowances adding that, arrangements are ongoing to pay them but didn’t specify how soon.
 
Census enumerators are not the only the ones demanding their allowances for the concluded national population and housing census. Enumerators from Koro sub county in Gulu district have withheld the enumeration forms until they are paid their allowances.  
 
The national population and housing census started on August 28th and was expected to end on September 6th but it was extended for an extra day.

 

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