Does Uganda need Minimum Wage Legislation? A critical review of Uganda’s Minimum Wage policy

This publication was authored by: Center for Policy Analysis

Abstract / Summary

The advocacy for a minimum wage is a movement that has swept furiously across the globe over the last century. Proponents have continuously praised its penchant for social transformation, human rights’ protection and most interestingly, economic growth. On the other hand, opponents have invariably scorned and rebuffed the former’s ‘sentiments,’ advising that minimum wages are an ill-advised interference that is notorious for increased unemployment, low investment and low economic development. Today, several countries; developed, developing and under developed have set themselves on either path; their experiences creating opportunities for the proponents and opponents alike.