PHOTOS: Gov’t Gives Ex VP Gilbert Bukenya Shs 350m Vehicle

Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya was on Monday afternoon handed a shs350 million Toyota Land Cruiser as part of his retirement benefits from government at a function held at the Ministry of Public Service in Kampala.

The vehicle was handed over to Bukenya by the State Minister for Public Service Hon. David Karubanga and witnessed by the ministry Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Tusingwire.

“We are fulfilling part of the pledge made by government to former leaders in honor of the services they offered to the country, information pills ” Hon Karubanga said as he handed over the car keys to Prof Bukenya.

In an interview with ChimpReports, the former Vice President said he was happy that government had finally fulfilled its promise to former leaders and honored them.

“This is a confirmation that President Museveni and the NRM government fulfill their legal obligations like they have done,” the visibly happy Bukenya said.

“Like I have always said, it might take a long time but President Museveni always fulfills his promises. I implore not only the current government but also those to come in future to always fulfill their legal obligations.”

The former Vice President however challenged government not to end at only former leaders but also to the grassroots.

Bukenya is driven away in the comfort of the new Land Cruiser brand car
Bukenya is driven away in the comfort of the new Land Cruiser brand car

He said government should at all times fulfill its promises to the local people which would in return boost their love for government.


“That is why I praise President Museveni for fulfilling everything he promises. I will also fulfill my pledge of pushing for development of our country.”

Bukenya said that he quit active politics to join farming and consultancy as part of his retirement plans.

According to article 108(a) of the Constitution former leaders including Presidents, Vice Presidents and Prime Ministers are entitled to money for a house, a government car with A paid driver, and servicing plus a guard also paid by government as part of their retirement benefits.

The former VIPs are also entitled to a monthly salary until death.

Last week, government handed former Premier Apollo Nsibambi such a car with Hon Amama Mbabazi expected in queue.

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