THE 450 political mobilisers laid off by the defunct Movement Secretariat have been paid.
They have been demanding their terminal benefits for more than a year.
The 1995 Constitution demanded that the Secretariat winds up on February 22, the day before the 2006 general elections to pave way for a multiparty dispensation.
President Museveniâ€™s special assistant for political affairs, Major Jacob Asiimwe, said, â€œWe have been paying them since the beginning of this month. Sh3b has been made available.
â€œThe sh3b was their terminal benefits after their contracts were terminated due to the change in political system. To have this group paid is one of the main things that I was tasked to handle soon as I was appointed to this job.
â€œThe group includes 15 directors and their deputies. We are very happy with the exercise.â€
â€œEach one of them is being paid one monthâ€™s salary times the number of years they served the Movement and the country. Sh2.4b was paid out in April this year for transport, medical and other dues.
The sh2.4b was a court award they got after they took government to court,â€ Asiimwe added.
Among the beneficiaries are directors Kirunda Kivejinja, Ofwono Opondo, Magode Ikuya, Dr. Fabius Byaruhanga, Obiga Kania and Capt. Henry Matsiko.
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