By Watchdog reporter
President Museveni will soon sack some 18 people and appoint them advisors.
According to a report in Observer newspaper, Museveni has asked Parliament to clear another 18 presidential advisors’ positions in the next financial year.
Museveni has used the position of Presidential advisors to give stipends to senior officials he sacks but unable to give them a job elsewhere.
It is also common knowledge that Presidential Advisors in Uganda don’t have time to advise the president as per their job description.
If approved, the number of presidential advisors will rise from 145 to 163.
And the president is on the money because with his party numbers in parliament, he can actually get anything he wants through the House.
However, the 18 positions for the “retirees” will according to the 2017/18 ministerial policy statement for the Presidency, push the wage budget for the advisors up by Shs28.5 billion.