Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Sugu filled with pity over retired prison officers in the country
A Member of Parliament (MP) of Mbeya urban Joseph Mbilinyi alias ‘Sugu’ has expressed his disappointment over the way the government is treating retired prison staff officers in the country saying that the ex-workers are suffering as they have been left stranded at staff quarters without pay upon their retirement. Citing the example of the retired prison officers at Mbeya prison where he was recently sent to serve his five month jail sentence in February this year, the legislator that, the retired staff lives in abject poverty as though they were not serving for the government.
Joseph Mbilinyi alias ‘Sugu’
He expressed his views early this week in parliament when clarifying a point as he was directing his supplementary question to the ministry of Finance with a view to know plans by the government to help them rather than paying good attention to policemen who knows to harass people and plant cases to innocent civilians. Responding to this question the deputy minister for Finance and Economic planning Dr. Ashatu Kijaji revealed that, most retired staff in the country are not yet paid on time simply because the government was busy paying its accumulated debts. The deputy minister also accounted for another reason and noted that is due to plans by the government of amalgamating its social scheme funds which comes into effect in July this year an aspect that their terminal benefits has delayed.