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Retired police officers demand pension arrears

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some retired police officers in West Nile sub region are concerned over their unpaid pension arrears by the Uganda Police Authority. According to them, some of their colleagues who retired more than 30 years ago have not received their pensions. The officers who retired from …

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Why NSSF mid-term payments could delay for some

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Although the slow verification and random selection of applicants for the NSSF midterm access aims to avoid malpractices for those using the manual applications, it has been identified as the probable cause of delays in the disbursement of the payments. Unlike the online applications, …

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Uganda offers highest pension benefits

Octagon Africa, a regional financial services provider offering pension and insurance service entered Uganda’s pension market in 2013, and now holds about US$100million in assets under its management. The firm’s CEO Fred Waswa spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa on a wide range of issues in the pension industry. What …

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Hundreds turn up for UPDF veterans verification in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people comprising of retired soldiers and relatives of deceased soldiers have turned up at Wakiso district headquarters for the verification of the authenticity of the documents to ease the payment of pension and gratuity for ex-servicemen. The UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Maj Charles Kabona …

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NSSF will need Sh1 trillion for Mid-Term access

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Richard Byarugaba, the Managing Director of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) says the fund will have to set aside Sh1 trillion  if the President assents to the NSSF (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Parliament passed the Bill last month. Among the key provisions in the …

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Uganda police retires 155 lower rank officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force has retired 155 lower rank officers who have clocked 60 years. The freshly retired officers comprise of 30 Inspectors of Police (IPs), 29 Assistant Inspectors of Police (AIPs), 48 Sergeants (SGTs), 27 Corporals (CPLs) and 21 Police Constables (PCs). The Assistant Commissioner in …

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NOTU spitting fire over delayed NSSF Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) has threatened to mobilize workers countrywide to protest the delayed processing of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) amendment bill. Although the NSSF Bill recently appeared under the business to follow for debate on the order paper, …

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