By Juliet Kasirye
Local government minister Raphael Magyezi is as controversial as funny.
Away from politics, he plays an economist, the kind who goes revealing people’s salaries.
Last week, while officiating the closing ceremony of a training of farmers and women at Orchids Farmhouse in Nakasongola district, the minister berated managers who do not do their work satisfactorily.
“I envy the few of you who have trained. One challenge I am facing on my farm is management,” Magyezi paused for attention.
He then went on to tell the guests about his personal manager.
“The manager must manage my money, staff, water, electricity, and animals, among others. My pay is a clear sh800,000 per month, including free accommodation and feeding,” he revealed to an amused audience.
There ensued a debate on how much information employers should reveal about their employees to the general public.