Minister Among’s Leaked Letter Rushes NSSF Board Members Into Emergency Meeting

Minister Among’s Leaked Letter Rushes NSSF Board Members Into Emergency Meeting

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By Spy Uganda

Gender & Labour Minister Betty Among’s leaked letter has caused an emergency board meeting at National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which has been hit with a leadership crisis and corruption scandals.

In the meeting, the board directed the Board Chairman, Peter Kimbowa to urgently respond to the minister’s allegations against the Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba so as to save workers’ funds that are at risk.

One source who attended the meeting said, “These allegations are not against the managing director, they are against the Fund and we need to respond. Why should we keep quiet? Meanwhile, we have asked the IGG to investigate the matter?”

The genesis of the NSSF scandals started after Byarugaba’s contract expired at the end of November 2022. It was earlier reported that NSSF Board had endorsed Byarugaba’s re-appointment for another five-year term.

On the basis of the endorsement and a presidential directive for the same, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja asked line Minister Amongi to proceed with the appointment however, the minister protested the move and instead called for an investigation into the former MD’s conduct while at the fund, accusing him of abuse of office and mismanagement of the entity’s investments, among other issues.

On there other hand however, sources pin Among on conniving with Sam Lyomoki, a former Member of Parliament representing workers, in trying to ‘smuggle’ out over Ugx1bn from NSSF, a deal that Byarugaba blocked. It’s said that this annoyed Lyomoki and Among hence launching a ‘deadly’ fight against him.

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