The Government of Uganda has embarked on the process of constituting a minimum wage board to ensure Ugandans get rational salaries from employers.
State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukuntana said the board is being constituted to give the Government advice on how to fix the minimum wage and when to do it.
“The board will tell the Government whether Uganda is now ready for fixing the minimum wage and which sectors should embrace it first,” Mwesigwa said.
Rukuntana added that his Ministry has already drafted the policy on the matter and that it will soon be tabled before Cabinet and if endorsed sent to Parliament.
He made the remarks on Wednesday while officiating at the closing of a two-day training workshop for domestic workers’ recruitment agents at Emerald Hotel, Kampala.
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