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Ex-Spies To Get Sh1.2b

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th April 2004 03:00 AM

THE Government has agreed to pay sh1.2b terminal benefits to 63 former Internal Security Organisation (ISO) employees.

By Hillary Nsambu

THE Government has agreed to pay sh1.2b terminal benefits to 63 former Internal Security Organisation (ISO) employees.

A State Attorney, Phillip Mwaka, on Tuesday told Justice Yorokamu Bamwine that the amount covered their annual leave and gratuity.

But he said the state would not pay them pension because it was not covered under their terms and conditions of service.

However, the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Matovu and Kimanje Nsibambi Advocates, said their clients still claimed the court costs and two months’ pay in lieu of notice to their termination of service.

The former security operatives sued the state for wrongful dismissal, claiming sh3.7b.

They said that on March 21, the ISO director, Lt. Frank Banana, without being authorised, gave them a seven-day-notice to retire from service and that the Director General had endorsed the summary termination in July.

Their lawyers said by virtue of their terms and conditions of service, they were entitled to terminal and retirement benefits on termination and summary retirement.

However, Mwaka said the Government had so far paid sh549m to the claimants as ex-gratia (out-of-grace payments), transport claims and other benefits. The case was adjourned to July 5.

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Ex-Spies To Get Sh1.2b

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