The Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has said that it’s going to probe the Bank of Uganda officials who falsified their age in order to continue working past the retirement age.
The 12 members of staff were found guilty of falsifying their age and are supposed to be dismissed as stipulated in the bank’s Administrative Manual, but recently they asked to voluntarily retire, which means they will be entitled to benefits.
The senior staff are; Auka Modesto; Director of the National Payment System Department, Semugga Stephen; Director Administrative Services, Oketcho Solomon; Executive Director of Administrative Services, Opio Patrick; Assistant Director Security and Rumanzi Peter Ivan; Assistant Director of the Petroleum Fund.
Others include; Odonga Ekuka Sophie (Currency Department), Enyasu Julius (Security), Mpora Adonia (Administrative Services), Olonga Fred (Non banking institutions department), Katamba Simon Patrick (Commercial banking), Kaitesi Stella Lubega (Statistics) and Wamurumba Peter Musai (Banking).
On November 16, 2019, the bank’s Human Resource Director Dr. Jan Tibamwenda wrote to the deputy governor Dr Louis Kasekende, pointing out the anomaly after it had been discovered that the staff had falsified their age.
Dr Tibamwenda also asked Dr Kasekende seeking clarity on the board resolution.
“The purpose of this Memo is to seek your approval for the above-mentioned staff to voluntarily retire rather than considering the Administrative Manual (April 2018) penalty recommendation under section 6.9.11 that calls for outright dismissal.”
It is said Kasekende gave the approval, noting that the board had discussed the matter.
Now Cosase, headed by Kawempe South Member of Parliament Mubarak Munyagwa are planning to summon BoU bosses to explain the anomaly.
“ We cannot allow the tax payers money to go to waste like that, we have to investigate Bank of Uganda over the issue,” one of Cosase members who preferred anonymity told Bukedde newspaper on Wednesday.
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