Deputy Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Mrs. Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa has at last returned to her office and resumed work after being locked out for more than three months.
Mrs Ssali was yesterday allowed access to her office at Workers House on the orders of Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija, site http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-constants.php under whose docket falls the Pensions body.
Ever since she was suspended by management to allow an investigation into her alleged insubordination, about it the minister has appeared under duress to have her issue resolved fast.
He feared in one of his communiqués that the Fund was on the verge of losing its public image.
At first the Minister directed the NSSF management to allow her back in office if she agreed to withdraw a High Court case against the Fund.
She refused to drop the case and on June 16, about it tried to make her way back to her desk only to be blocked by guards on the ground floor.
Nonetheless at the close of last week, Minister Kasaija ordered NSSF management to immediately let Mrs. Ssali back into her office; withdrawing all his previous conditions.
“In line with the Temporary Injunction Order, I am withdrawing that conditionality,” he wrote to the NSSF Chairman last week.
The u-turn surprised many at NSSF, raising fears of possible unrest at the Fund.