As per the transcript of yesterday's aforementioned meeting "HE the President also while officiating on the celebrations to mark the teacher's day made a commitment to recognize the day as a public holiday. The process of gazzetement [sic] has been initiated and is currently being handled by the Ministry of Public Service. UNATU will be constantly updated of the progress".
Recall that, last fall (2011-10-04), Uganda's Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Sports had felt it necessary to send a strongly worded memo to Uganda's teachers, reminding them that, International Teachers' Day, on October 5th, was not a non-working public holiday in Uganda.
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Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Ugandan Teachers Day Public Holiday Promised" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.