Museveni advises on Uganda’s minimum wage law: don’t negotiate emotionally

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today Saturday March 9 cautioned Ugandans against being emotional while negotiating wages from investors.

Museveni was taking a guided tour around Mbalala and Namanve industrial parks in Mukono, a central district of Uganda where he also commissioned a vehicle assembling plant in Namanve.

Museveni told investors and their employees that although Parliament passed the minimum wage bill into law, Ugandans should try not to be emotional while negotiating their wages.

“Minimum wage must be linked to the cost of production and negotiated scientifically not emotionally”. Museveni cautioned.

Among the industries Museveni toured include Roykens industries which makes matresses, Landy which makes sandles, CCLE Industries which makes motorcycle tyres and Sino Textiles which makes blankets.

He revealed that Mbalala industrial park has over 40 industries whixh which he said employs over 50,000 people.