Government has handed over a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 worth Shs350 million to former Vice President Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe as part of the retirement benefits to former officials.
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“Let us leave the pollution which is making us sicker and get better oxygen that will enable us be the ears and eyes of government in the villages.”
Kazibwe’s bid for African Union chairperson crumbled after failing to win majority vote at the recent assembly in Kigali.
The former Vice President said she has been serving the NRM government since 1987 when she was elected at village level, to National Resistance Council and then later as Vice President, stressing it was an honor for government to appreciate her services offered to the country.
“I am happy to see that at this stage of my life when I have retired government can facilitate my transport to enable me do my work.
“I thank the president who made me his Vice for three times and enabled me serve this country.”
According to Dr. Kazibwe, such a gesture would encourage other leaders serve government with due diligence in a bid to also get appreciated when they retire.
The Public Service Minister Muruli Mukasa explained that the former Vice President is eligible to use the vehicle for official duties and other functions where she needs to move from her home.
He said the brand new vehicle would be serviced, fuelled and have a driver all paid for by government.
The vehicle is part of the retirement benefits to former presidents, Vice presidents and Prime Ministers as enshrined in article 108(a) of the Constitution.
According to a ministerial policy statement for the Ministry of Public Service Commission presented to parliament and approved, these former VIPs are entitled to retirement benefits including vehicles, driver, and security guard among others all on the cost of government.
The benefits are however withdrawn in case of death of the VIP.