I’ve dedicated my life to fighting for teachers’ welfare, says Busia KNUT Secretary

Busia County KNUT Secretary Justine Majale. Photo by Gilbert Ochieng

Busia County branch KNUT Secretary Justine Bwire Majale who is also the assistant secretary in Western Region has emphasized that his key role is to agitate for the welfare of teachers.

The teachers’ union official made the remarks in an interview with Education News at the union offices in Busia  Township on Friday June 14 2024.

Majale further said that it is his responsibility to ensure that are paid well during the co-curricular activities such as games and sports.

“Particularly in games and sports I have done some changes where teachers used to be paid between KSh100 and KSh200 a day after officiating the whole day with no soft drinks but as we speak today my proposal is that teachers must be paid between KSh500 and KSh1000 after officiating,” he said.

He at the same time said so far teachers in different sub counties across the country are already enjoying, appealing to the leaders concerned who make budget to ensure that teachers the county are paid well.


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The union boss appealed to teachers fully cooperate and refuse to be paid peanut in their areas of jurisdiction, adding that teachers should operate under a conducive environment and that they should not be harassed by their by their respective sub county education officials.

Busia County branch KNUT Secretary Justine Bwire Majale

“My key is to ensure that teachers are paid well and not harassed by their respective sub county directors of education officials, ensuring fair transfer of teachers and not allowing teachers to be delocalized within their respective sub county level,” he said.

He further said his other role is to ensure teachers are well catered for when there is any seminar within the branch and county.

Spearheading also the formation of teachers welfare within the county, networking teachers on issues concerning the same teaching fraternity and finally protecting the teachers against any attack from the community.

By Gilbert Ochieng’

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