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Oil Cash: Ministry Office Attendants Received UGX 35M Each

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An office attendant in the office of the solicitor general, Veronica Namuwenge told MPs that they used to appear at office very early to prepare the board room for meetings, photocopy documents for the legal team and that she could particularly ensure that she supervises lunch for the team.
Office Attendants from the ministry of Justice appearing before the oil probe committee.

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Three office attendants from the Justice ministry on Friday afternoon justified to parliament the Shillings 35 million payment they each received for their role in the Heritage Oil and Gas arbitration case.

It was drama as the officials appeared before parliament's committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises together with six other officials from the ministry who benefited from the six billion Shillings oil cash provided by President Yoweri Museveni.

The three office attendants included Juliet Nambwayo, a stenographer in the Attorney General's Chambers, Sylvia Nakibirango, an office attendant under the directorate of legal advisory services and Veronica Namuwenge, an office attendant in the solicitor general's office.

They confirmed to the committee chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu, that they received the cash as a presidential handshake. They also made it clear that they receive 422,000 Shillings, 213,000 Shillings and 250,000 Shillings as monthly salary respectively.

Nambwayo said she was involved in typing correspondences, organizing documents, delivering documents to various institutions, managing files and other records, staying with the legal team till late hours and others.

For Nakibirango, she told the committee that her role was to record incoming and outgoing mails, photocopying and filing documents, delivering documents to other institutions, ensuring that offices are clean and preparing tea for her bosses which she termed as logistical support.

She sent the committee into laughter after noting that the oil case blessed her with the 35 million Shillings and she thanks God.

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Another office attendant in the office of the solicitor general, Namuwenge told MPs that they used to appear at office very early to prepare the board room for meetings, photocopy documents for the legal team and that she could particularly ensure that she supervises lunch for the team.  

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The three appeared together with Elizabeth Nankungu, the Commissioner Legal Advisory Services at the Attorney General's Chambers, Martin Mwambutsya, the Commissioner Civil Litigation, Principal State Attorney, Harriet Tukamushabe, and former acting Commissioner Civil Litigation Robinah Rwakoojo who is currently MP for Gomba West.