DPP seeks Shs80bn salary raise


The office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has decried working conditions in comparison to other government departments.

The officials met with the committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs discuss their Ministerial Policy Statement (MPS) for FY 2016/17 on Tuesday.

The DPP, Mike Chibita, told MPs that is office is discriminated in funding in relation to other sectors.

The support staff on the other hand, decried non-promotion.

They also complained of being made to pay taxes yet other judicial officers do not pay.

Chibita said despite the hurdles, his office has a 61% success rate.

“Any case that has been investigated, and long as the Judiciary allocates a judge, we prosecute. With or without money,” he revealed.

The DPP says there have been over 500 plea bargain cases with only one appeal which is cost effective.

“The Judicial officers are exempted from paying taxes on their salaries, yet the DPP pays taxes, and are not promoted.”

Chibita continued: “The police is in all subcounties, but the DPP is not in every district, yet we are all working for same reasons.”

He said police asks for funding and they are given Shs50bn.

“Instead ours got slashed by Shs 400m.”

The oldest vehicle at the office of the DPP is 14 years old. It is still used to transport staff to various places.

Chibita is seeking for an additional Shs80bn in the 2016/2017 financial year budget to cater for legal and non-legal staff salaries.

He wants his two Deputy Directors’ pay raised from Shs4.8m to Shs22m per month.

Principle Assistant DPPs’ salaries will raise from Shs4m to Shs18m, Senior Assistant DPPs will be paid Shs16.5m [from Shs4m] while Assistant DPPs will get a raise from Shs3.1m to Shs16.1m.

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