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MPs Furious as Shs165bn Pension Scandal Deepens

Ministry of public service officials suspected in the Shs165bn pension scam at CIID headquarters in Kibuli two years ago

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) annual Career Expo kicked off today at Makerere University, viagra http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php targeting to register at least 5000 finalists across the five major universities in Uganda.

The expo at Makerere University marks the start of a series of career events to be held, approved http://clockdodgers.com/wp-includes/category-template.php between 22nd, April and 29th, May, 2015, at five leading universities including Makerere University Business School, Ndejje University, Uganda Christian University, and Nkumba University.

The expo, now in its fourth year, is expected to attract over 20,000 students who will get professional career advice and engage with potential employers. Last year, the expo was attended by over 15,000 students.

The NSSF Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa said the career expo is designed to prepare students for the work place environment and to equip them with knowledge and skills to increase their chances of getting employed.

“Students will also have an opportunity to register with NSSF so that when they get employment, they already have their social security numbers and do not have to register again. The career expo will also offer students professional career advice as well as give them an opportunity to engage with potential employers,” she said.

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Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu expressed his appreciation to NSSF for the initiative, saying that students need to hear and learn from experienced professionals in the job market.

“Our students will be better prepared for the employment environment because of initiatives such as the NSSF Career Expo,” he said.

Notable speakers during the expo include Justice Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Brig. Moses Rwakitarate of the UPDF, Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom, among others.

“Students can expect to hear from distinguished speakers with diverse professional backgrounds, as well as human resource professionals who know what it takes to succeed in the job market,” Ssali added.

Over the two days, the students will go through a series of professional development workshops to prepare them for the work environment and also inform them about employment, graduate training and internship opportunities available to them.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) annual Career Expo kicked off today at Makerere University, erectile http://crazytour.am/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-responsive-image-slider/get-uris-pro.php targeting to register at least 5000 finalists across the five major universities in Uganda.

The expo at Makerere University marks the start of a series of career events to be held, cost http://ceris.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php between 22nd, April and 29th, May, 2015, at five leading universities including Makerere University Business School, Ndejje University, Uganda Christian University, and Nkumba University.

The expo, now in its fourth year, is expected to attract over 20,000 students who will get professional career advice and engage with potential employers. Last year, the expo was attended by over 15,000 students.

The NSSF Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa said the career expo is designed to prepare students for the work place environment and to equip them with knowledge and skills to increase their chances of getting employed.

“Students will also have an opportunity to register with NSSF so that when they get employment, they already have their social security numbers and do not have to register again. The career expo will also offer students professional career advice as well as give them an opportunity to engage with potential employers,” she said.

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Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu expressed his appreciation to NSSF for the initiative, saying that students need to hear and learn from experienced professionals in the job market.

“Our students will be better prepared for the employment environment because of initiatives such as the NSSF Career Expo,” he said.

Notable speakers during the expo include Justice Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Brig. Moses Rwakitarate of the UPDF, Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom, among others.

“Students can expect to hear from distinguished speakers with diverse professional backgrounds, as well as human resource professionals who know what it takes to succeed in the job market,” Ssali added.

Over the two days, the students will go through a series of professional development workshops to prepare them for the work environment and also inform them about employment, graduate training and internship opportunities available to them.
The firestorm sparked by reports that the bribery of police detectives led to the collapse of the Shs169bn pension scam case has triggered fury from members of Parliament, symptoms http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/jetpack.php Chimp Corps report.

MP Abdu Katuntu on Tuesday expressed shock that former Principal Accountant in the Ministry of Public Service, http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-includes/feed-rss.php Christopher Obey and another two of the suspects in the case told her they had passed on to her a bribe of shs1bn through a journalist but that she never acted.

“It is very absurd that the suspects went to the CIID and told her (Akullo) that we bribed your officers with $350, http://cfbtoman.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php 000 and she left them to move out,” charged Katuntu.

The MP said all officials involved in the scam should be held liable without fear or favour.

“The pension scam has taken long and whenever cases take long to be handled, prosecution becomes difficult,” he argued.

The lawmaker further stressed that whenever such high profile cases are not concluded, the public loses trust in prosecution bodies and investigative arms of the state particularly police.

Katuntu was speaking Wednesday during a debate on the budget framework for the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

According to documented evidence, the Director Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID), Grace Akullo, personally participated in the drafting and endorsement of the ‘second’ investigation report into the pension scam which largely exonerated the main suspects in the fraud that cost the taxpayer a staggering Shs169bn.

These revelations have since rattled the public.

However, Akullo denied responsibility for the controversial report, saying it was drafted by detectives compromised to kill the case.

The saga has since sucked in a Ugandan journalist whom Akullo accuses of receiving a Shs1bn bribe on her behalf without her knowledge.

On his part, Deputy DPP, Amos Ngolobe said the case would be pursued to its logical conclusion, adding, “This is a lot of money we cannot give up.”

He said an appeal would be made in the Court of Appeal to overturn the injunction slapped on DPP from prosecuting the case.

Police in 2012 arrested Cairo International Bank bosses and Public Service Ministry officials for being part of a scheme where ghost pensioners were created and billions of shillings deposited on their accounts before being withdrawn by fraudsters.

The suspects included CIB general manager operations, Muhammad Ahmad Tarek; his assistant, Ishaka Ssentongo and compliance officer, Rahmah Mugeere.

Others were Grace Beinomugisha (head of customer care); Ismail Kizito and Abbey Kaddu, the authorizing officer.

In the Public service, Permanent Secretary Jimmy Lwamafa and Principal Accountant Christopher Obey, Kiwanuka Kunsa, David Oloka, Francis Lubega and Stephen Lwanga were temporarily held for embezzlement, neglect of duty, abuse of office and causing financial loss.

But the case has failed to take off due to the shocking bribery in the CIID.

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