March 2019: Week 1

BRIEFING TO THE MEDIA ON CABINET DECISIONS TAKEN DURING THE CABINET MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 4TH MARCH, 2019 AT STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE

 

Cabinet sat on Monday March 4th, 2019 at State House Entebbe, and;

 

  1. Approved the recommendations and strategies proposed by the Ministry of Public Service  for managing the traditional and teaching  service pensioners/claimants as follows;

 

  • Ministries, Departments and Local Governments to finalize authentication of the un-validated pensioners and pensioners whose data are not matching with NIIRA  data  and present  such cases for validation by  31st May,2019;
  • Deactivation from the pension payroll and stoppage of payments to un-validated pensioners and validated pensioners whose biometrics are not matching with NIIRAby 1st June,2019;
  • Instituting an Investigation by the Inspectorate of Government, of records that will be deactivated  from the Pay roll by 1st June,2019;
  • Ministries, Departments and Local Governments to finalize updating of the pension database with Validated and matching records by 31st May, 2019.

 

  1. Approved the Budget for Financial Year 2019/2020 (Details will be availed since the same is subject to Parliamentary appropriation process and approval).
  2. Noted that, the 2019 Retreat of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus  will take place  at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi, from 13th -20th March ,2019  and the objectives of the Retreat include;
  • To deepen Members knowledge and understanding of the NRM Ideology, Regional Integration and society;
  • To appraise Members on the country’s economic progress;
  • To review progress made under the National Development Plan (NDP) II and to contribute to the identification  of  priorities  for the NDP III;
  • To take stock of the achievements  so far realized and challenges met in the implementation  of the NRM Manifesto  2016-2021;
  • To enable the NRM  Parliamentary  Caucus appreciate  the need  for  Industrialization and job  creation as a springboard for  propelling  Uganda’s  economy to middle income status;
  • To update Members on the performance of the NRM Caucus in Parliament and agree on the  way forward;
  • To update Members on NRM activities.

 

 

Ofwono Opondo

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE

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