Long serving Clerk to Parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire has retired from the Public Service after serving in various capacities for nearly 40 years. Tandekwire on Friday notified the Speaker and her Deputy, Members of Parliament and Staff of the parliamentary commission, before leaving the House.
Long serving Clerk to Parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire, has retired from the Public Service after serving in various capacities for nearly 40 years.
Tandekwire on Friday notified the Speaker and her Deputy, Members of Parliament and Staff of the parliamentary commission, before leaving the House.
The retirement of Tandekwire from parliament brings to an end an illustrious service of a historical civil servant who joined the civil service in June 1972, straight from his University education in Dar-Es-Salaam Tanzania. He was posted to parliament in August 1981, known then as the National Assembly, as an Under Secretary.
He was appointed to full Clerk of Parliament in July 1989, a position that he held until his retirement on Thursday.
In an emotional letter dated October 20th 2011, Tandekwire told the Speakers, MPs and staff that he was thankful to all the people he had worked with over the years, adding that he would live the rest of his life remembering them for their cooperation. He described his time spent at the service of parliament as a privilege.
During his tenure, Tandekwire served with five Parliaments of Uganda from the 4th to the 9th and with six different speakers. He served with Francis Butagira in the 4th Parliament and Moses Kigongo, the Chairperson of the NRC, which was the 5th Parliament. After the promulgation of the 1995 constitution, Tandekwire worked with the Late James Wapakhabulo and Late Francis Ayume, Speakers of the 6th Parliament and Edward Ssekandi, who headed the 7th and 8th Parliaments, before Rebecca Kadaga was elected Speaker of the 9th Parliament.
The retired Tandekwire was the 6th Clerk to the Ugandan Parliament since it came into being on October 10th 1962, a day after Uganda got its independence.
Other past Clerks to Parliament before Tandekwire included Phillip Pullicino who had served from 1960 through Independence, leaving in 1964, Ignatius Barungi from 1964 to 1969, Edward Ochwo from 1969 to 1971 and the Late Omwony Ojwok, who served as Secretary to the National Consultative Council from 1979 to 1980.
Throughout his service, Tandekwire, a much respected civil servant, was known for his principled leadership and standing by his words whenever he took a decision.
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