Gender Ministry Warns Public On Social Media Scams

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has learnt of a false social media message circulating purportedly calling on employees who worked between 1962 and 2018 to check if they are on a list of former employees who are supposed to receive benefits worth UGX 5,000,000 (Five million shillings).

“The Ministry disassociates itself from this scam. The perpetuators of the message are advising unsuspecting former employees to log onto a website,, to check if their names appear on a sham list of employees who allegedly qualify to claim the money from the Ministry.”

“The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development would like to categorically state that no such scheme exists in its social protection agenda arrangement, and wholesomely disassociate ourselves from the message circulating.” Reads part off the letter.

The letter also adds that the ministry is treating the message as a scheme of internet fraud.

Members of the public are therefore advised to disregard the schemers and caution against logging into this portal as the creator’s motives are unknown.

“Any former employees with queries regarding their benefits are advised to follow the standard stipulated procedures related to pension schemes. Avoid falling prey to phony schemes such as this ongoing internet scam.” Reads part of the letter.

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