The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) recommended the sacking of its Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Geraldine Ssali after a detailed Staff and Corporate Affairs (SACA) Committee of the Board report noted that she was not suitable for the position.

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The SACA committee report, largely agreed with a report tabled to it by the Fund’s Managing Director Richard Byarugaba. SACA discussed it and anonymously agreed that the contract should not be renewed after which they proceeded to advise the full board on the same.

SACA is composed of Florence Mawejje, Penninah Tukamwesiga, Nelson Makwasi and Richard Byarugaba.

Mawejje is a seasoned HR professional who has worked at MTN and is currently the HR boss at Centenary Bank, but also serves on the boards of Umeme and Uganda Clays.

7 members out of the full board sat on September 25th 2017 to review and consider SACA’s report and a possibility of renewing the contracts of the 3 statutory appointees. These include Richard Byarugaba (Managing Director), Geraldine Ssali (Deputy Managing Director) and Richard Wabwire (Corporation Secretary). The trio’s 3 year contracts are due to run out on 30th November 2017, 29th October 2017 and 29th October 2017 respectively.

While Richard Byarugaba’s and Wabwire’s contracts were recommended for renewal Geraldine Busulwa’s was not.
The NSSF board has 9 members. Out of the 7 who attended the meeting that ‘fired’ Geraldine, 6 voted against her and only 1 voted in her favor.

In a letter dated September 26th, 2017 addressed to the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, the NSSF Board Patrick Byabakama Kabarenge noted that Ssali be allowed to exit from the Fund because her performance over the last three years has been just ‘good enough’.

Kaberenge noted that she had performed between A and C even though she contests that assessment for some period and most of it was alluded to the good performance of her direct subordinates.

The board also noted that, “her character has been abrasive as evidenced by various caution letters in her file. The relationship between her and her the Managing Director has been disconcerting and not good to the Fund’s reputation.
The board noted that the 3 years she was with the fund were marred with misconduct, insubordination and indiscipline.
In her defence, Ssali recently told a local website Chimp Reports, “When I was acting MD that was the highest statistics we have ever had. We hit the Ushs 5 trillion mark in Assets, we exceeded 13% in customers’ interest, I put Ushs 272 billion aside in surplus, and that was the highest ever. I made the highest profit of Ushs 850billion for the Fund.”

She added that, “The board doesn’t make the decisions to terminate a contract. It is not the first time the board has made such a pronouncement; but ultimately this is the minister’s decision to make and that is what we should all wait for.”
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) recommended the sacking of its Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Geraldine Ssali after a detailed Staff and Corporate Affairs (SACA) Committee of the Board report noted that she was not suitable for the position.

The SACA committee report, largely agreed with a report tabled to it by the Fund’s Managing Director Richard Byarugaba. SACA discussed it and anonymously agreed that the contract should not be renewed after which they proceeded to advise the full board on the same.

SACA is composed of Florence Mawejje, Penninah Tukamwesiga, Nelson Makwasi and Richard Byarugaba.

Mawejje is a seasoned HR professional who has worked at MTN and is currently the HR boss at Centenary Bank, but also serves on the boards of Umeme and Uganda Clays.

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out of the full board sat on September 25th 2017 to review and consider SACA’s report and a possibility of renewing the contracts of the 3 statutory appointees. These include Richard Byarugaba (Managing Director), Geraldine Ssali (Deputy Managing Director) and Richard Wabwire (Corporation Secretary). The trio’s 3 year contracts are due to run out on 30th November 2017, 29th October 2017 and 29th October 2017 respectively.

While Richard Byarugaba’s and Wabwire’s contracts were recommended for renewal Geraldine Busulwa’s was not.
The NSSF board has 9 members. Out of the 7 who attended the meeting that ‘fired’ Geraldine, 6 voted against her and only 1 voted in her favor.

In a letter dated September 26th, 2017 addressed to the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, the NSSF Board Patrick Byabakama Kabarenge noted that Ssali be allowed to exit from the Fund because her performance over the last three years has been just ‘good enough’.

Kaberenge noted that she had performed between A and C even though she contests that assessment for some period and most of it was alluded to the good performance of her direct subordinates.

The board also noted that, “her character has been abrasive as evidenced by various caution letters in her file. The relationship between her and her the Managing Director has been disconcerting and not good to the Fund’s reputation.
The board noted that the 3 years she was with the fund were marred with misconduct, insubordination and indiscipline.
In her defence, Ssali recently told Chimp Reports, “When I was acting MD that was the highest statistics we have ever had. We hit the Ushs 5 trillion mark in Assets, we exceeded 13% in customers’ interest, I put Ushs 272 billion aside in surplus, and that was the highest ever. I made the highest profit of Ushs 850billion for the Fund.”

She added that, “The board doesn’t make the decisions to terminate a contract. It is not the first time the board has made such a pronouncement; but ultimately this is the minister’s decision to make and that is what we should all wait for.”
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) recommended the sacking of its Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Geraldine Ssali after a detailed Staff and Corporate Affairs (SACA) Committee of the Board report noted that she was not suitable for the position.

The SACA committee report, largely agreed with a report tabled to it by the Fund’s Managing Director Richard Byarugaba. SACA discussed it and anonymously agreed that the contract should not be renewed after which they proceeded to advise the full board on the same.

SACA is composed of Florence Mawejje, Penninah Tukamwesiga, Nelson Makwasi and Richard Byarugaba.

Mawejje is a seasoned HR professional who has worked at MTN and is currently the HR boss at Centenary Bank, but also serves on the boards of Umeme and Uganda Clays.

7 members out of the full board sat on September 25th 2017 to review and consider SACA’s report and a possibility of renewing the contracts of the 3 statutory appointees. These include Richard Byarugaba (Managing Director), Geraldine Ssali (Deputy Managing Director) and Richard Wabwire (Corporation Secretary). The trio’s 3 year contracts are due to run out on 30th November 2017, 29th October 2017 and 29th October 2017 respectively.

While Richard Byarugaba’s and Wabwire’s contracts were recommended for renewal Geraldine Busulwa’s was not.
The NSSF board has 9 members. Out of the 7 who attended the meeting that ‘fired’ Geraldine, 6 voted against her and only 1 voted in her favor.

In a letter dated September 26th, 2017 addressed to the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, the NSSF Board Patrick Byabakama Kabarenge noted that Ssali be allowed to exit from the Fund because her performance over the last three years has been just ‘good enough’.

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