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PSI Unions Launch Campaign to promote transparency, decent work

By Sanya Emmanuel Mango in Jinja

Public service Unions have raised concern over the increased violation of labour rights to employees in the public service sectors that leads to poor service delivery.

Public service international sub regional secretary for English speaking Africa Dr. Everline Akech for  support public service workers  mitigate the challenges affecting employee to deliver effective service deliveries to communities
Public service international has launched a public campaign to ensure improved Public service delivery in the sectors of Electricity, Water, and Waste management by urging employers to make concerted efforts to address inefficiencies in public service sector.
The campaign being implemented by Uganda Public Employees Union, Uganda Electricity and Allied Workers Union and Uganda local government Union focuses on promoting transparency and decent worker within the public service sectors.

During a an exchange benchmarking visit to public services Unions in jinja city, the Public service international sub regional secretary for English speaking Africa Dr,Everline Akech urged  employers to   support public service workers mitigate the challenges affecting employee to deliver effective service deliveries to communities.
During interaction with the jinja city Authorities, the leaders of Public service Unions lead by Dr. Akech urged Jinja city Authorities to invest in natural resources conservation to reduce on climate challenges that impede the city from realizing its full potential contribution to the national economy She attributed the poor waste management practices to lack of adequate policy on waste management to meet the current challenges adding that if well managed, the natural resources available in jinja could contribute immensely to the city wealth base and aid socio economic development.
The Jinja city principle Natural resources officer Ernest Nabihambo said poor management of land and natural resources is one of the major critical challenges affecting development of jinja into a green city.
He said their partnership with Public Service Unions the sector achieves a natural based approach to make jinja city climate adaptive and circular with urban solution for green.
The chairperson Uganda Public Employees Union Agatha Namirembe raised concern over the increased violation of informal Workers rights contracted by private companies in the public service sector

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