Members of the notorious Jobless Brotherhood youth group this morning issued out what they call Retirement Certificates to President Yoweri Museveni and a host of other senior members of the NRM Government, order who they say have reached their time to say goodbye.
The Brotherhood unveiled the certificates in Kampala at the launch of what they say, physician will be an annual “National Retirement Day.”
The day, according to the group , will be commemorated every May 3rd, shortly after the International Labor Day, and utilized to encourage aging public officials to retire from government.
Among those issued certificates today, was President Museveni, his Vice Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, Ministers Kahinda Otafiire, Philip Mateke, Sam Kutesa, Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo and Hon. Jack Wamanga Wamai.
At the event, the youths also cut a “retirement cake” for the above, to celebrate their exit.
The move, they say is in recognition of the fact that the national population continues to be dominated by people in the youth age bracket, majority of who are unable to get jobs.
The Brotherhood youths led by FDC’s Chairperson for Budama North Constituency, Bernard Osinde Mo’ Pendi noted that youths need to be accorded a chance to take up key positions in government, by encouraging the elderly to leave.
“We have launched this day to convince Ugandans to appreciate the benefits that come with our old leaders retiring from their current positions,” Osinde said.
“With great pleasure, we wish to honor and congratulate the people who have appreciated retirement; among them decorated political and social leaders as well as sports people who are enjoying their retirement in peace,” Osinde noted.
He went on to list some of these as Justice Leticia Kikonyogo, Justice Benjamim Odoki, Hon. Kintu Musoke, Apollo Nsibambi, Ibrahim Sekajja, David Obua, Rtd Bishop Luke Orombi and others.
“In this regard, we call upon all the aged regardless of their official capacities to retire honorably as their counterparts whom we hold with high esteem,” Osinde observed.