Cabinet To Reconsider Increment Of Remuneration For VHTs
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has pledged to have Cabinet reconsider an earlier Parliament resolution on increment of remuneration for Village Health Teams.
Nabbanja’s pledge followed a motion moved by Buhaguzi County Member of Parliament, Stephen Aseera on Tuesday during the plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Anita Among where he proposed that government should increase the VHTs’ monthly stipend from Shs10,000 to Shs100,000 per member.
Nabbanja noted that such a request had been made in the 10th Parliament and was discussed in Cabinet in 2017 but that government has since been financially constrained.
Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa cognizant that Aseera’s motion had a financial consequence to the national resource envelope, suggested that the Prime Minister takes charge of the proposals.