The retreat at Jinja
Civil Service College ended with a call on the ministry effort to continue
organizing such foras to interact with members of Parliament especially the
Committee on Public Service and Local Government as a means of sharing
information and building synergies and confidence with the legislators other
than waiting to meet during Budget framework presentations.
This remark was made
by the Chairperson of the Committee Geoffrey Onzima while delivering his speech
at the retreat. Onzima observed that
this was an opportune time for Committee members to receive the responses on
issues that were raised in a report after a field monitoring of local
governments late 2018. He said in the
report the dominated concerns were about the multiple coding of civil servants
salary loans recovery by lending institutions and the automatic deletion from
payroll after one borrows above 50% of his or her salary this did not auger
well with employees.
The other issue was
about the delayed process and failure by the pensioners to receive their
benefits in time after retiring.