The Uganda Police has cautioned all officers who left the force before March 24, 1994 not to expect any pension benefits.
Instead, only those who retired after March 25, 1994 will benefit, according to deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye.
She was addressing journalists on Monday at the Police Headquarters, Naguru.
Following the decentralisation of pension and gratuity management and payment last year, Uganda Police Force started validating officers who missed out on previous validations to enable the Ministry of Public Service to continue paying their pension.
According to records from Police, over 1,034 unvalidated police pensioners are expected to appear for this validation exercise in the Ministry of Public Service before July 14, 2019.
However, according to Namaye, not all pensioners are entitled to payments.
“Police wish to notify that the unvalidated pensioners for the survivor benefits became effective on March 24, 1994. Therefore any records before this date are not entitled to any monthly benefits,” she said.
“Any records before this date are not entitled to any monthly benefits as the law was not yet affected,” she added.
She also said that beneficiaries are supposed to appear with their National IDs and an introduction letter from Police (HRM).
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