State House Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe has disowned singers Catherine Kusasira and Mark Bugembe aka Buchaman as staff of State House under the category of Presidential Advisors.
She says the President is yet to put their appointment in writing and for now, are not entitled to salary.
Nakyobe was appearing before the Presidential Affairs Committee on Friday to present State House’s budget estimate.
“It is for that reason that they are not entitled to salary as State House staff,” Nakyobe told the committee.
It was the ministry of Public Service that first clarified how Kusasira and Buchaman were not civil servants.
“The appointments are based on one’s social standing, it can be on technical competence, but we have not seen Buchaman and Kusasira’s appointments,” said David Karubanga, the State Minister for Public Service.
The two were appointed in October 2019 as presidential advisor on Kampala Affairs [Kusasira] and Ghetto Affairs [Buchaman].