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Uganda Considers Pay Raise for Poll Officials

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Uganda’s parliament is considering a possible 100 percent pay increase for all Electoral Commission officials ahead of February's national and local elections. Officials of the electoral body have not received a single raise since 1999, and some lawmakers say the time has come. The parliamentarians argue that other public sector workers, including teachers, have received one or more pay hikes over the same period. “How can a person who organizes elections for the president and...

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