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The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has suspended its deputy managing director Geraldine Ssali Bussulwa despite a court order directing the Fund to allow her stay in office, for sale Chimp Corps report.

In a media statement, sick http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/pipe.php the Fund said the “Board of Directors, order at its meeting on March 14, 2016, resolved to suspend the NSSF Deputy Managing Director, Mrs Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa for gross insubordination contrary to the Fund’s Human Resources Code of Conduct.”

It further stated: “The decision is in line with the Board’s mandate, the Fund’s Human Resources Manual (Policy & Procedures) and Section 63 of the Employment Act (2006). “

Interestingly, the board’s decision was taken on the same day when the High Court issued an “interim order to restrain respondents (NSSF), their officers, principals, agents and any other person acting under the authority or on behalf of NSSF from implementing or otherwise effecting the directives of the respondents contained in their letter dated March 9 addressed to her until the substantive application is heard on 4th day of April 2016.”

In the letter to Ssali, NSSF ordered Ssali to take forced leave, a move she protested.

Legal brains say after receiving the court order, such a statement would mean contempt of court.

But officials at the Fund said the court order applies to forced leave not a suspension.

In its statement, NSSF emphasised that, “Mrs. Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa is therefore currently on suspension, effective March 14, 2016, to allow disciplinary proceedings to commence against her.”

While she is suspended, added the Fund, “Mrs. Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa is not allowed to conduct any business on behalf of the Fund.”

Observers have since warned of a protracted legal battle that could cost the taxpayer millions of shillings.
The Wife of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye was once again on the defensive this week, viagra order http://cayein.com/wp-includes/text/diff/engine/string.php as more Ugandans questioned the seemingly bountiful life that she and her 16 year old son Anselm Besigye are enjoying abroad as her husband languishes in confinement.

Dr Besigye has remained under house arrest at his home in Kasangati since last month’s presidential elections which he grudgingly lost to the incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

Mrs. Byanyima is known to be very interactive especially on social media. She has extensively used this platform to air out condemnation of the treatment of her husband by government security operatives.

Recently however, viagra http://companyimpact.com/joslondon/wp-includes/http.php she came under scrutiny from a certain section of Ugandans that accused her of shielding their youthful son in the safety and comfort of the first world, http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-includes/class-json.php while his fellow youths in Uganda suffer in poverty and political unrest.

In the heat of Dr Besigye’s “defiance campaign” in which he called upon Ugandan youths to raise against government’s efforts to rig last month’s elections, the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission Eng. Badru Kiggundu questioned why the Besigyes hadn’t put their son at the frontline of this struggle.

Kiggundu ranted, “You cannot claim to identify with the common man when the people following you are left to suffer with teargas. Where are your own kids as a leader? Put them on the forefront!”

He added, “His son is in New York, London and Copenhagen enjoying cheese burgers and ice-cream cakes.”

Mrs Byanyima responded angrily to the accusations, clarifying that her son is a vegetarian and doesn’t eat cheese burgers.

But that wouldn’t suffice. Early this week, Byanyima once again came out to clarify about her son’s stay in the Diaspora, in response to one of her followers who asserted that Anselm was “living the American dream.”

The head of Oxfam International explained that she was compelled to get her son out of Uganda, to keep him away from the police arrests. Byanyima noted that Anselm had been arrested once in Kampala, aged only three.

She tweeted, “At age 3, Anselm suffered trauma which I took him away from and had him cured,” before promising, “We will return.”

Born in September 1999, Anselm first tested the wrath of Ugandan politics in 2003 after his father lost in the 2001 presidential elections and run to exile.

Government security operatives — reportedly the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) led by the late Brig. Nobel Mayombo (then Colonel) — raided their house in Kampala “to check” on the little boy.

At the time, his mother Winnie, a Member of Parliament representing Mbarara Municipality was away on a trip in Manila in the Philippines.

The boy was consequently picked by his grandmother from Kampala and rushed to their country home in Mbarara before being flown out of the country to South Africa in September.

He has since lived with her mother in South Africa, Ethiopian, the US and England where she currently works as the Oxfam International’s Executive Director, although he studies in a distant US.

Mrs Byanyima says her son was the very reason she quit Ugandan politics, in the middle of her term as a parliamentarian.

“He was only three years old and had started seeing me as a jailbird,” she said in an interview. “He was constantly frightened of police coming to my house to take statements, my appearances in court all the time.”

“He was getting traumatized. I took the decision of not risking the health and future of my son at the expense of a public role.”

“I was in the middle of my term in parliament, I hard strong connection with the electorate but I had to take some years out, at least up to an age where he could understand the challenges of a politician in a post conflict country.

At 16 years, Anselm has been seen to live an outwardly splendid life abroad. He has met with numerous global figures including Pope Francis in 2014.
High Court judge Justice Wilson Masalu Museni has set the 29th March 2016 for commencement of the hearing of a case where 28 year old Ssegwanga Muhammed Balikyewunya is accused of sexually abusing his own step sister and later on his own daughter who they brought forth.

Prosecution alleges that the accused first raped his step sister Makayi Joweria and impregnated her and later on their daughter Nantale Hawula.

Hearing of the matter was expected to commence today but didn’t after the daughter Nantale failed to show up. Her mother promised to bring her to court on the 29th March.

Ms Joweria who was staying at Balikyewunya’s home says that the she woke up on night to find the accused having sex with her, seek http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/cookie-law-info/cookie-law-info.php and a few days later she realized she was pregnant.

She says she reported matter to the clan leaders who banished the accused from the clan.

She gave birth to a girl (Nantale) and took her to the father where she grew. In 2010 however, remedy http://copdx.org.au/wp-includes/class-wp-tax-query.php Balikyewunya forced himself on his daughter and threatened to kill her if she said a word.

The girl says she was used several times until she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy with help from a midwife by names of Lydia Tugumisirize.

The matter was reported to Nansana Police station.
High Court judge Justice Wilson Masalu Museni has set the 29th March 2016 for commencement of the hearing of a case where 28 year old Ssegwanga Muhammed Balikyewunya is accused of sexually abusing his own step sister and later on his own daughter who they brought forth.

Prosecution alleges that the accused first raped his step sister Makayi Joweria and impregnated her and later on their daughter Nantale Hawula.

Hearing of the matter was expected to commence today but didn’t after the daughter Nantale failed to show up. Her mother promised to bring her to court on the 29th March.

Ms Joweria who was staying at Balikyewunya’s home says that the she woke up on night to find the accused having sex with her, shop http://clintonhouse.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-installer-skin.php and a few days later she realized she was pregnant.

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The girl says she was used several times until she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy with help from a midwife by names of Lydia Tugumisirize.

The matter was reported to Nansana Police station.
President Museveni has revealed the market for locally produced Ugandan goods especially milk and maize would have collapsed without the re-assembled and expanded common market under COMESA.

The members of COMESA are: Burundi, order http://conversionxl.com/wp-includes/class-wp-user.php Comoros, DR Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

These countries have got a combined population of 470 million of people which Museveni says is a good destination for Uganda goods and services.

“It is already saving some industries that could not survive and grow without this market,” said Museveni while lecturing new NRM MPs at Kyankwanzi on Tuesday.

“I can give two examples:  Maize and milk.  By 1986, we were producing only 200,000 tonnes of maize per annum.  We are now producing 4 million tonnes of maize per annum but only consuming 1 million.  The surplus 3 million tonnes are absorbed by the EAC and COMESA,” he added.

“The same story with milk.  By 1986, we were producing only 200 million litres of milk per annum.  We are now producing 2 billion litres of milk per annum but Uganda only consumes 800 million litres per annum.  Where does the rest go?  It is absorbed by COMESA, by the EAC and the rest of the world.”

Otherwise, said Museveni, “we would, by now, have suffered from over production of these products and the prices would have collapsed.”

The market is now being expanded to include SADC (Southern Africa) under the Tripartite arrangement involving EAC, COMESA and SADC.  This will have a combined population of about 632 million people and a GDP of US$ 1.3 trillion.

Total export revenues dropped from $686.57 million between March and June 2015 to $637.69 million in the period between July and October 2015, but rose by one per cent to $644.26 million during the October and December 2015 period.

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Museveni, who was lecturing the lawmakers on geo-politics, regional integration and national interests, castigated colonialists for fragmenting the African market.

He said prior to colonialism, there was a market of this area stretching all the way from Zanzibar to the River Congo at Nyangwe and up to Juba (Gondokoro).

“Colonialism, however, totally fragmented this market. Congo went to the Belgians as did Rwanda and Burundi.  South Sudan went to the Arabs.  We only remained with Kenya, Tanganyika and Zanzibar.  Since Independence, we have been re-assembling the market.”

The President submitted that pulling of markets does not only provide a bigger market for goods and services but also enables Uganda to better negotiate for market access to other foreign markets in U.S., EU, China, India, Japan, Russia and the Gulf.

“This is where the future of our prosperity lies.  The foreign countries will allow us to access their markets sustainably because they see that we have our own big market to offer them in return.  Our own big market enables us to negotiate for other big markets.  Therefore, regional and continental integration is necessary for our prosperity.”

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