President Museveni has directed the Public Service Minister Muruli Mukasa that all former ministers who were recently appointed ambassadors retain their previous emoluments, but also be paid Ugx. 15m monthly pay.
Ministers are entitled to chauffeur-driven cars, health insurance policies, housing, VVIP guards among other entitlements.
The Ministers who were recently appointed Ambassadors include Crispus Kiyonga, Alintuma Nsambu and Barbara Nekesa Oundo.
In the letter dated 1st August, 2018: Emolument on personal to holder basis, the President wrote: “As you are aware, I have appointed some former ministers as Ambassadors,” wrote president Museveni in his letter titled, ‘Emoluments on Personal to Holder Basis.’
In his letter, Museveni told Muruli that, “Alternatively, they (ex ministers appointed Ambassadors) could do with a salary equivalent to Ugx. 15m per month which is what Permanent Secretaries are getting now.”