By Juliet Nalwooga
Former employees of the defunct Uganda Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (UPTC) are set to receive their pension.
This has been confirmed by ICT and National Guidance Minister, Judith Nabakooba while addressing journalists in Kampala.
She said prior to its divestiture in 1997, UPTC employees who served under pensionable terms of employment were not paid due to cash flow constraints.
In 2003 the employees sued the successor companies over the same and in 2018 court ordered the companies to pay staff pensions, costs, and interest.
UPTC’s successor companies include Uganda Post Limited, Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), Uganda Post Bank Limited, and the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
Nabakooba says in the meantime the Office of the Auditor-General has issued notices inviting all former UPTC to register for their pension.