Former Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi still awaits his retirement house and car among others. According to the Ministry of Public service, so far Ssekandi has received only his monthly payment, and medical benefits.
The Parliamentary committee on government assurances has queried the ministry of
public service over the delayed payment of retirement benefits to the
former Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi.
members claim the former vice president is surviving miserably with a
dilapidated car yet his security was also cut.
serving as Vice President of the Republic of Uganda for 10 years, Edward
Kiwanuka Sekandi was dropped by President Museveni in June this year.
interfacing with officials of the ministry of Public Service led by the
minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa, members of the parliamentary committee on
government assurance expressed concerns that the government has delayed paying
Sekandi his retirement benefits which has exposed him to a miserable life.
Sewungu, Vice-Chairperson Committee of Government Assurances says he is a close
friend to the former Vice president, and he can confirm that the situation is
bad for him.
“Yet this man…
good decent house”//
minister of public service, Muruli Mukasa and the undersecretary of the
ministry Emanuel Fred Mugunga conceded that Sekandi is yet to receive much of
his retirement benefits but his monthly payment have been processed.
“Yes honorable Ssekandi…
Emolument and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Ministers' Act
of 2010, vice presidents are entitled to a house, a vehicle, monthly pay,
medical allowances and Security among other things.
the committee pressed the ministry of public service into a commitment to pay the
former Vice President Sekandi all his emoluments before the end of this
also revealed plans to pay the former speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga her
retirement benefits despite the fact that she is still in public service.
The committee has also learnt that government is going to spend 10bn shilings on
the process of rationalising a number of government entities.