Bank of Uganda is under the spotlight again for allegedly retiring 12 staff who falsified their age.
On November 16, 2019, the bank’s Human Resource Director Dr. Jan Tibamwenda wrote to the deputy governor Dr Louis Kasekende, explaining the hiccup that should have led to dismissal.
“Reference is made to the memo dated 12th November 2019. Your attention is drawn to sections 6.8.12, 6.8.14 of the Administration Manual (April 2018) regarding update of staff information,” Tibamwenda wrote.
“I wish to further draw your attention to the Board Resolution No. 247 made 11th October 1999 which stated that staff shall not be permitted to change the age declared to the Bank at the time of entry.”
Tibamwenda had noticed the discrepancy in age after the bank’s management asked staff to submit copies of National IDs.
“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,” Tibamwenda wrote.
They are: 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).
Others 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.
Instead of being dismissed, these staffers were instead retired with huge benefits that cost the institution millions of cash.