The Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa has denounced a directive by the president which authorizes former ministers who are appointed as ambassadors to retain their ministerial emoluments.
In a letter to the public service minister Muruli Mukasa, President Museveni directed that the former ministers turned envoys also be entitled to a salary of 15m shillings per month.
Okupa condemns the move noting that it is bound to dampen morale of career diplomats who are being discriminated against in this directive.
Former Ministers who were recently appointed ambassadors include Crispus Kiyonga, Alintuma Nsambu and Barbara Nekesa Oundo.
Museveni directed Muruli to “sort it in a rational manner on the basis of maintaining some of the benefits the individuals were getting previously minus the elements that are no longer applicable.”
Ministers are entitled to chauffeur-driven cars, health insurance policies, and security guard among other entitlements.