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Rwenzururu ex-combatants who worked with government to get pension

BY RAM KIKAMA

The Ministry of Public Service has directed the leadership of Kasese District Local Government to include the names of the Rwenzururu Ex-combatants on the list of pensioners and submit them for consideration.

However, the beneficiaries will be those Rwenzururu Ex-combatants that worked with government in different positions and were later stopped from working.

Pension is a fund into which a sum of money is added during an employee’s employment years and from which payments are drawn to support the person’s retirement from work in form of monthly payments.

The development was revealed today morning by the Kasese District Chief Administrative Officer, Amis Masereka Asuman while addressing the press at his office in Rukooki.

Masereka ably explained that following the directive from the Ministry, they have so far submitted names of 86 intended beneficiaries for confirmation.

Masereka said that the initiative to have the Rwenzuru ex-combatants considered for pension was influenced by the state minister of ICT and National guidance Hon Kabyanga Godfrey Kiime through the district leadership in collaboration with central government.

According to him, by the close of this year, they will have finalized the process so that the intended beneficiaries begin receiving their money for pension.

The Chief Administrative Officer stressed that once considered for pension; the beneficiaries would receive their money for a period of 15 years regardless of whether they have died or are still alive. He strongly warned whoever would want to engage in corruption tendencies in the course of executing the arrangement from the Ministry of public services.

Masereka used the same platform to reveal to the press that government is also working towards rehabilitating Kilembe Mines Hospital.

He also asserted that the district had received another consignment of relief items from the office of the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanja and would on Wednesday be distributed to beneficiaries in the Internally displaced camps of Kanyangeya, Kyambogho, Muhokya, Katulu, Karusandara and Muhokya.

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Mulima Milton November 10, 2021 at 3:33 am

Thanks for letting the community aware of development. Am among the beneficiaries

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