Bukoba — The government has advised retirees to use wisely their retirement benefits to avert heart-related problems prompted by shock and worries.
Bukoba District Administrative Officer (DAS) Clement Ndyamukama, gave the caution on Friday during a party hosted by the Prisons department, to bid farewell to four workers who had attained retirement age.
The officers included Assistant Commissioner of Prisons (ACP) Fabian Mihambo (60), Asst. Inspector Hilda Peter (55), Staff Sgt. Winifrida Balthazar (50) and Cpl Joyce Kato (50).
Mr Ndyamukama urged the Prisons retirees to be exemplary and avoid engaging in criminal acts, which would tarnish the good name of the Prisons.
He said the government was keen to improve salaries and allowances and housing conditions for the soldiers and officers in Police and Prisons Service.
He also urged all workers under the Prisons Service to participate fully by giving their views to the Presidential Commission which is collecting views countrywide.
The Prisons officer also reminded the retirees to ensure that they turned up for the National population and Housing Census which will take place on August 25, this year.
In their message, the workers appealed to the government to allocate a vehicle to Bukoba Prison, because there was no reliable transport to take inmates and officers to hospital whenever they fell sick.
Also, they appealed for speedy completion of the department's dispensary at Bukoba, which had taken quite a long time. They also asked the government to pay house allowance to prisons officials, who were forced to rent rooms outside the camp due to congestion.