KUPPET warns against salary deduction for new housing fund

Treasury CS Henry Rotich

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has warned the government against effecting the 0.5% deduction on gross salary for teachers towards the national housing scheme without proper consultation.

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The union says the government needs to tame runaway corruption before the taxpayer can be asked to contribute more money towards a scheme whose details are still scanty.

During budget reading, Treasury CS Henry Rotich announced a proposal to deduct 0.5% gross salary of employees to finance the government affordable housing project.

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A proposal that has in the recent days has received its fair share of criticism.

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Speaking during an AGM at Nambale boys, Kuppet treasurer Moses Were said any such deduction on teacher’s pay slips will only be done after thorough consultations with the teacher’s unions.

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Were said Kenyans have witnessed massive corruption and wastage of public funds which must be dealt with first before taxpayers can be asked to finance any new projects.

In Mbeere South the constituency office has disbursed Ksh20.3 million, Ksh3 million of which will cater for emergencies in both primary and secondary schools.

The area MP Geoffrey King’ang’I blamed the previous leadership for the poor state of public schools noting most had been neglected.

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King’ang’i said he is committed to improving the face of schools in the area.

Deputy county commissioner Mbeere South Beverly Opora said her office will closely monitor the use of the funds calling upon parents to release their children from miraa farming and instead take them to school.









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