Ugandan nurses and midwifes have today gone on a sit down strike citing a span of grievances. The nurses say Museveni has on many occasions been telling lies just to keep them at work. They say he lied about sanitary pads, medical workers salary increment. The midwives also say even their lunch allowance is still a myth. Below is a detailed letter from the Nurses and midwives association;

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“The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) independent, non-partisan, discriminatory, and professional Labour Union, representing nurses and midwives in addressing the numerous socio-economic and career enhancement challenges that they face across the country Nurses and Midwives of Uganda, you will recall that we wrote a letter on 1″ October 2020 to the government calling for a strike on 31″ December 2020 over lunch allowance which we had been promised by H.E the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on various occasions. The government convinced us that we should not strike because they would put our money for lunch in the next budget of 2021 effective July 2021. To our dismay, the government has come out to say that, the lunch allowance for nurses and midwives of this country is an unfunded priority and thus we shall not get it this financial year The purpose of this letter is to inform and request you that we as the National Executive Committee (NEC) have immediately decided to go on an emergency strike invoking our letter of 1″ October 2020 which was indicating that we would have gone on strike on 31″ December 2020. We wish to hereby invoke the same letter and midwives of Uganda to rally behind us and we go on strike immediately effective midnight of 5th May 2021. Please stay home until our money for lunch allowance is included in the National Budget of 2021/ 2022”

Letter of protest from midwives and nurses association
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