The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) is set to retire 100 senior intelligence officers at the end of this month.
The officers will be retired formally, following the incorporation of the organization into the civil service pension scheme structure.
According to New Vision newspaper, the many affected officers had reached retirement age but had remained in service because the issue of their pension had not been streamlined.
“Sources say the retirement of big number of veteran spies has been a matter under consideration for some time now. They said the level of education was one of the factors considered for retiring officers,” said the local daily.
Meanwhile, ISO is planning to carry out fresh recruitment of well educated personnel as part of its drive to professionalize the agency.
The ISO Director General Col Frank Bagyenda early this year carried out a massive shakeup at the organization which affected the local intelligence agency. Many directors and deputy directors were transferred or reassigned.
Speaking to New Vision in March this year, Bagyenda said mafia had infiltrated the Police, security agencies including ISO, the judiciary and other government agencies. He said he was working to clean up the country.
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