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.