By Namugerwa Martha

The government of Uganda has said that all public servants without National Identification Numbers (NINs) will not receive their wages beginning August, 2017.

In a letter issued on August 7, 2017 addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Keith Muhakanizi, the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury at Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, said that in order to increase credibility of the wage and pension payrolls and ensure concomitant accountability, National Identification Numbers of all public servants should be included on pay slips.

“By copy of this letter, Accountant General should ensure that no Public Officer or Pensioner is paid salary without a National Identification Number with effect from 1stAugust 2017,” Muhakanizi said.

This has come, barely two months after Public Service Ministry announced that all public servants should change their dress code, not allowing mini skirts and tight trousers.