Legislators Compel Vision Boss to Produce Staff List

Vision Group Chief Executive Director, Robert Kabushenga has been compelled by Parliament\'s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to avail the Groups staff list entailing names of staff, designation, and district of origin, date of appointment, qualification and salary.
Robert Kabushenga, the Newvision Chief Executive Officer

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Parliament\'s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSSET, yesterday compelled the Vision Group top leadership to produce a list of employee.

The demand was made when the Vision Group top management led by the Group CEO Robert Kabushenga, appeared before the committee to respond to audit queries covering the period from 2011 to June 2013.

The other officials included Gervase Ndyanabo, Vision Group Chief Operations Officer, Zubair Musoke, the Chief Finance Officer and legal manager Doreen Awonga. During the meeting, the committee asked Kabushenga to present the list of staff detailing their designation, district of origin, date of appointment, qualification and salary in vain.

Explanation by Kabushenga that releasing the list would expose the staff salaries were rejected by the MPs.  He had revealed that he had stated his case in a private meeting with the committee chairperson Ibrahim Ssemujju.

Elijah Okupa, the COSASE committee led counsel noted that they had agreed on the kind of information they needed from all entities and authorities and Vision Group was no exception.

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Committee chairperson Ibrahim Ssemujju,  confirmed that he had had a conversation with Kabushenga, in which, he pleaded not to submit the staff list. He however noted that the decision was not for him to make but the committee.


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Margaret Baba Diri, Koboko District Woman MP insisted that Kabushenga presents the staff list adding that, COSASE was an accountability committee and therefore needs to know how public money is spent.

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Florence Namayanja, the COSASE committee vice chairperson noted that Vision Group was not any special from other entities and wondered why management wants to keep the staff list private.

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The committee unanimously resolved management presents the staff list prompting Ssemujju to adjourn the meeting for 15minutes. On presenting the list, Kabushenga asked members to treat the information as confidential.

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However, the staff list lacked some of the information as requested by the committee such the districts of origin, designation, date of appointment and qualification. Ssemujju directed that, the information be availed to the committee in the next two days.