Buganda Region to Host Uganda Cup Final, Fufa Assembly

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has shut down its old E-collection system and adapted a more advanced tech savvy portal that will enable employers and banks remit employee savings through the digital platform.

E-Collections is an electronic way of processing employee contributions onto their NSSF accounts with minimal manual interventions. It involves having a straight forward process of remitting members’ contributions from the employer through the Bank to NSSF.

While addressing guests at Kampala Serena Hotel, malady NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba said that the new e-collections platform will enable the Fund improve the customer experience in remitting their funds.

“The new E-collection system  will  enable  us to improve our data quality whilst increasing collections by taking away the data management function from the banks in form of receiving and passing on schedules from employers.”

The process will also ease the mode of contributions payment, treatment enable real time reconciliation between the BANK and NSSF, improve data quality and faster update of member accounts and consequently leading to a faster processing of member benefits,” Byarugaba said.

“By introducing the new system, the employer and employee data quality will be refined and improved in accuracy and completeness. I therefore appeal to employers to all switch to this system as it is more efficient and faster,” he added.

Byarugaba added that the new system is in line with NSSF’s vision of being the Social Security Provider of Choice.

Standard Chartered Bank Managing Director Herman Kasekende applauded NSSF for being innovative and encouraged all employers to switch to the new advanced portal.

“The new system is more convenient and time saving, at Standard Chartered Bank we have already enrolled to the new portal,” Kasekende said, adding that this system will eliminate a lot of errors while posting employee contributions.

The old system has been officially shut down and all employers have been advised to enroll onto the new portal with immediate effect. The system is web based where clients will choose the option of e-Collections payments from NSSF web site.

Each Employer is given login credentials to access the E-collections Portal. At the end of the process a Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is generated for the employer and this is what is taken to the bank for payment purposes together with cash or cheque, depending on the payment mode selected.

NSSF partners with Banks to act as a one-stop center for employers to remit payments and the corresponding schedules. Banks are mandated to receive payments and schedules from employers and pass them on to NSSF within a specified.


Hearing of the case where Sarah Nabikolo, discount the widow of prominent businessman Eriya Bugembe Sebunya alias Kasiwukira is accused with two other people of murdering her husband, stomach kicked off on Wednesday at the High court with five state witnesses.

The murder was committed on November 17, 2014 at Mu

Director medical services Dr Moses Byaruhanga after testifying in court

Director medical services Dr Moses Byaruhanga after testifying in court

yenga Diplomat Zone where Sebunya was knocked dead while jogging early in the morning.

The state yesterday paraded five witnesses who included Police officers and pathologists who carried out postmortem on the body and all these confirmed to court that the late passed away in an accident near his home in Muyenga.

Dr. Moses Byaruhanga a Police Pathologist, Director Medical Services Uganda Police who carried out mental tests on the three accused persons revealed that they were all found to be normal.


The second prosecution witness was Dr Male Mutumba, a medical consultant with Masaka Regional Referral Hospital pathologist who carried out a postmortem report on the body of the late Sebunya.

Mutumba who was working at the City Mortuary in 2014 told court, “I examined the body and found that it was well nourished and still warm.”

He added that the face was covered with blood clotting and several body parts had aggressions like the forehead, left index and fifth fingers, the left joint, right hand, right knee and part of the right foot.

“He had a skull fracture that caused ear bleeding, both lungs were contused, the liver was torn into pieces but the food in stomach was intact” Mutumba added.

The third Prosecution witness was Corporal Mugwere Fredrick, a police officer from Nsambya Barracks and a guard at the Belgian Embassy under the VIPPU Police section.

In his testimony, Mugweri informed court that on 17th November 2014 at around 6am in the morning as he and a group of six officers left Nsambya to Muyenga his work place, they were stopped by a man alleging that there was an accident where a person had died.

“At Kalema Road we found a man lying on the road; we all jumped off the patrol vehicle and our driver called for assistance from Kabalagala Police station because we suspected it to be a hit and run.

Mugweere says that Traffic officers from Kabalagala hurried to the scene. As they examined the crime scene, Mugwere says he noticed a mobile phone, shoes and a cap that belonged to the deceased which he handed to a woman who turned out to be the accused widow.

The fourth and fifth witnesses Sergeant Byamugisha Aloysius and Betty Achan, the two first traffic officers at the scene confirmed to court that Kasiwukira was killed by a car.

Justice Wilson Masalu Museni adjourned the hearing of this case to 30th March.
A total of seven different civil society organizations have filed a request to the Supreme Court of Uganda to join as “friends of court” in the election petition filed last week by presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

These are: Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, ed The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA Uganda) Chapter Four Uganda, for sale Human Rights Network Uganda, Center for Constitutional Governance, Kituo Cha Katiba, Legal Aid Service Providers Network Uganda, and Transparency International.

The NGOs revealed that they had interest in the petition “because it raises important questions of public interest; whether the general elections were conducted in a manner representative of the will of the people”

FIDA Uganda’s Irene Ovunji told press at the Supreme Court that their joining in the case would enhance participation of the people of Uganda, otherwise not represented in the case.

As friends of court, the NGOs are expected not to take any side in the case but furnish court with important expert information to help in better determination of the matter.

Some of the organizations however, directly contested the outcome of the February presidential elections, citing numerous irregularities.

These were members of the civil society coalition that was accredited as election observers under the Citizen Election Observers Network (CEON)

The NGOs say that they tracked and compiled reports of pre-election, polling day and post election period and therefore possess credible and valuable information about the election “that will enrich the court’s consideration of the petition.”

Buganda region has been given the nod to host this year’s Uganda Cup finals and the Fufa General Assembly.

According to a communication by the federation’s spokesman Mr. Hussein Ahmed, visit the Uganda Cup final will be held on 18th June at a yet to be confirmed venue.

Last year’s final between SC Villa and KCCA FC was played in Kampala at Namboole stadium. The game was initially scheduled to be played in Ntungamo but was aborted midway forcing the federation to seek an alternative venue.

This year’s Uganda Cup is in the last 16 stage. Three teams; Hope Doves, page Bright stars and Soana fc have already booked quarter final slots.

The main aim of shifting regions is to take the game to the grassroots.

Fufa Assembly
In the same communication, Fufa also confirmed that the 92nd general assembly will take place on October 22nd in Luweero District (Buganda region). The decision was agreed upon by members of the Fufa executive committee in a meeting on 23rs February 2016.



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