Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has directed suspended National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali to withdraw her suit against the Fund as a condition for her reinstatement.
Ssali was recently sent on forced leave by the NSSF board led by Patrick Byabakama Kaberenge to allow the Fund probe her alleged insubordination and failure to follow company rules.
On March 13, thumb http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-865695e3606a82504f9bc6a3e5eafd96.php 2016, buy Ssali lodged a suit against the NSSF, buy more about seeking a permanent court injunction against the Fund’s actions.
She further dismissed the charges as unfounded.
The High Court Deputy Registrar Alex Ajiji issued an interim order restraining NSSF or its agents from kicking out Ssali.
This ruling was later upheld by High Court Justice Steven Musota.
During the hearing of the case, Minister Kasaija held meetings with the NSSF management to resolve the matter.
Highly placed sources told ChimpReports on Monday night that the matter had reached the President’s desk.
Kasaija, who admitted “mediating between the parties of the NSSF Management following the escalation of the dispute to the judicial process,” today directed that, “On condition that Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa withdraws her suit against the Fund, the Board immediately reinstates her back in office for her to work in line with clear responsibilities.”
Cautioning that the dispute “may lead to serious ramifications for the reputation of the Fund,” the Minister instructed the NSSF Board to “clearly spells out, in writing, by close of business today, the respective responsibilities for the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of the NSSF.”
He further said all matters of “discipline between the Managing Director and the Deputy Managing Director will future be resolved by the board, failure of which such matters would be referred to the minister.”
It is understood that this measure is intended to avoid litigation in times of managerial conflicts.
In order to ensure the matter is resolved conclusively, Kasaija requested the NSSF Board Chairman, the Managing Director and the Deputy Managing Director “for written confirmation of concurrence to the above directives by close of business today.”
He said this was to enable him brief “His Excellency the president accordingly and have court duly notified.”
NSSF top officials confirmed receiving the letter. This website was yet to obtain a comment from Ssali by the time we posted this story.
However, it is thought the intervention of the Minister could bring to an end the widely—covered dispute at the multi-million-dollar Fund.