Retired permanent secretaries demand explanations from the President

President Museveni

Upon the appointment of permanent secretaries by President Museveni, seven Permanent Secretaries were retired.

However, these permanent secretaries have come out to demand the President for answers as to why they were laid off yet at the time they were working for government, they were devoted and committed to their work.

In the document that had an opening statement stating that the President had appointed Permanent Secretaries basing on the jurisdiction given to him as the head of state, some of the former Permanent Secretaries were laid off.

“By virtue of the powers given to the President by Article 174 (2) of the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda,  I hereby, appoint the following as Permanent Secretaries as indicated below;”

Some of the Permanent Secretaries that were laid off include the following, Kintu Guwatudde from the Office of the Prime Minister, Pius Wakabi from the Ministry of Agriculture, Amb Patrick Kibirige, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jane Kibirige, Parliament, Kivumbi Lutaaya, Benn Mutambi and David Ebong.

Replacing them in the position they previously served as permanent secretaries include Keith Muhakanizi who stepped in the Office of the Prime Minister, David Kyomukama Kasura (Maj.Gen), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Bagiire and Parliament, Honourable Adolf Mwesige.

Resulting from this, the retired permanent secretaries have come out to demand answers from the head of state for what they have termed as a “disgraceful retirement” after their ”devotion” and “selfless service.”

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Despite this, it must be noted that at the time of appointment of Permanent Secretaries, Kintu Guwatudde who served in the office of the Prime Minister was still questioned over irregularities in procurement of the Covid-19 relief food which was meant to be distributed to the population during the first lockdown but was marred by multiple irregularities.

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