• Oct 12, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Gen. Sejusa wants money Museveni gave teachers released

Sejusa, a four-star general, has kept a low profile in recent years only restricting his activities to Twitter.
Umar Kashaka
Journalist @New Vision

EDUCATION | GEN. SEJUSA | TEACHERS' MONEY

KAMPALA - The former coordinator of intelligence services, Gen David Sejusa, wants money that President Yoweri Museveni donated to teachers following the closure of schools released. 

“The President offered sh20b to help these teachers during the COVID-19 tragedy. But I recently heard it would be returned to the Treasury! How can they (the 20 billion shillings) fail to get beneficiaries?” he asked on Tuesday.

Sejusa, a four-star general, has kept a low profile in recent years only restricting his activities to Twitter.

Where is the money?

A total of sh9.3b that was released to supplement the teachers’ salary through Uganda Teachers Co-operative Savings and Credit Union Limited is still being held in a bank account which is a subject of a court criminal case.

The money was part of the President’s pledge of sh25b to support the teachers through their Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOS).

It was released for the teachers between the 2014 and 2019 financial years by the finance ministry.

Out of the sh25b, a total of sh17.8b was released through the education and sports ministry to the Walimu SACCO Union Ltd.

Another disbursement of sh9.3b was channelled through the Microfinance Support Centre that remitted it to the Uganda Teachers Co-operative Savings and Credit Union Limited, headed by Joan Asiimwe, in 2014.

However, to date, the teachers have not received the money after controversy arose over its management that resulted in criminal investigations by the Criminal Investigations Directorate and Finance Intelligence Authority. 

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