AUPL: URA FC to Tax Prison Warders

Maroons in previous match against Bright stars.

The powerful Deputy Managing Director of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Geraldine Ssali has been sent on forced leave.

The reason why Ssali, information pills who is credited for several innovations at the fund, find has been compelled to temporarily leave office remains unclear.

However, ampoule a highly placed source said the Fund’s Managing Director Richard Byarugaba on Thursday rolled out an email to management revealing that Ssali would be out of office for some time.

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Sources further said Ssali is being investigated over acts of misconduct.

“The fund has many problems,” a source said. “This is the least we expected. She is a victim of usual bickering.”

Ssali run the Fund for the entire year as acting Managing Director Richard Byarugaba was re-applying for the MD job after expiry of his contract.

The then line Minister Maria Kiwanuka had refused to renew Byarugaba’s contract over a corruption investigation.

But the IGG Irene Mulyagonja cleared Byarugaba of any wrong doing thus paving way for his return at NSSF.

It is understood Museveni directed Kiwanuka to renew Byarugaba’s contract following a meeting at Rwakitura arranged by journalist Andrew Mwenda.

Byarugaba was yet to respond to our request for comment at around midnight when we posted this story.

This is a developing story. More details will be posted as events unfold….
The Government through the Ministry of Health has applauded the role played Civil Society Organizations in uplifting Health standards in the country.

Speaking at the launch of Health Systems Advocacy for Africa partnership (HSA4A) in Kampala, store Dr. Ruth Acheng the Director General Health Services of Ministry of Health commended the civil society for always being at the forefront in addressing health related issues.

“I am excited that Uganda was selected to be the starting point for this project; I am particularly pleased to note that you are going to build the capacity of the civil society to lobby and advocate for sexual and reproductive health and services, viagra 40mg ” said Dr Acheng.

She added that civil society organizations have greatly helped the Ministry of Health especially in lobbying for funding and service provision where necessary.

“In the past some civil societies have not had a good dialogue with government. Recently some dragged government to court when a mother died while giving birth, viagra not taking into account some of these bottlenecks.”

Dr. Martin Ruhweza a representative from AMREF Health Africa (Uganda) at the launch remarked that through this partnership people will be sensitized on their rights so that they can demand for drugs and health services from an informed point of view.

Prof Francis Omaswa the Executive Director for African Center for Global Health and Africa Transformation (ACHEST) emphasized that one of the major reasons for formation of this partnership is to do research on the missing drugs in different health centers and the reasons why they are missing.

“We will improve the health sector in our country as it was done in Kenya where citizens are directly involved in monitoring of health services”  Omaswa added

Mrs Anke Tijimtsma from WEMOS revealed that through this partnership they have reached out to various European countries not to employ doctors needed in Africa so as to reduce on the problem of brain drain that has greatly affected developing African countries.

The Health Systems Advocacy for Africa Partnership launched is a five year project implemented at Global and Regional levels as well as country level in Uganda Kenya and Zambia.

It has started with Uganda where it is going to first be implemented in six districts where AMREF is already present.

Prisons side, order Maroons FC embark on a daring journey to Lugazi in a quest to redeem their survival chances against URA FC at the Mekhta stadium.

The warders are bottom of the table with only nine points, page seven away from safety while their hosts have their eyes set on the title with 28 points just seven below the table leaders KCCA FC.

URA FC has collected 19 points at Lugazi, the best home record in the division while their visitors have the poorest away record with only two points.

The tax collectors understand the kind of opposition they face after dropping two valuable points in the first round away.

“They (Maroons) held us in December so we must very cautious. I must admit that they play entertaining football which we must be cautious of. The team is ready and ready to get back to winning ways. We lost something very important against Bright stars and being at home this the its just the win and no less,” URA FC assistant coach Sadiq Waswa said in a prematch meeting.

URA FC will await late confirmation if Oscar Agaba will be in right shape of mind to play following recent domestic woes. Allan Munaaba is on duty with the national team and won’t feature while Brian Bwete is expected back.

Maroons are having full squad save for Raphael Winju who has been excused from the match day squad after losing his father while longtime absentee Ronald Orombi will continue warming the stands with broken leg.

“We are in a tough and compromising situation that not no one would love to be but its the nature of the game. We still have 13 games to play and anything can happen. I am confident my team can shock some teams here and their. I don’t believe in the word ‘big team’ because we play in the same level (league),” Maroons head coach Paddy Kintu remarked.

Marine will welcome back Eddy Muyingo from injury.

The team’s captain, Sylvester Okello believes they are geared up for the game after a last minute error caused them to bow out of the Uganda cup.

“We have been lacking concentration towards the end of the game and conceded goals that cost us. We are confident it won’t happen again. Right now the team is only looking for points no matter the opponents-we just need points.”

The game kicks off at 4pm and will be live on Azam pay TV.

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