By Alex Balimwikungu
With skyrocketing commodity prices in Uganda issues like Kameeza (home care stipend) money are thorny issues.
A couple of months ago, TV personality Canary Mugume drew the wrath of frustrated Ugandan keyboard warriors when he revealed that he leaves sh600,000 Kameeza money at home daily.
Next Radio presenter Martha Byoga a.k.a Maritza upped the ante when she said that the money should be increased to sh1 million.
“For me, kameeza money…I think upwards of one million shillings on a daily because if you have to keep me in the house, you’re paying for my presence,” Maritza partly said during a short visual interview.
“I am good for the atmosphere, there is a fee for that. There’s maintenance I need to look good in your house,” the Next Morning Switch presenter added.
With a litany of expletives directed at her, it was as well that Maritza saw the funny side. “I didn’t know I had crooked teeth until today. You guys are easily angered,” she tweeted on Monday.
According to the Bank of Uganda Financial Capability Survey, out of the 22.8 million working Ugandans, only 1 percent earn more than Shs1m while 49.2 percent earn less than Shs150,000 per month.