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Deputy MD Ssali Drags NSSF to Court Over Forced Leave

Hundreds yesterday thronged St. Johns Church of Uganda in Upper Bugongi, advice http://celesteanddanielle.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-checklist.php Kabale municipality to say their final prayers for the former Kabale Municipality Speaker who on Friday succumbed to cancer.

Canon Kyomukama passed away at his home in Kakabano upper Bugongi after battling cancer of the colon since last year.

Kyomukama left behind four children

Kyomukama left behind four children

At the time of his death, http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-media-v1-1-endpoint.php Kyomukama was the Uganda Red Cross Coordinator for south western Uganda.

At the requiem service at St. Johns Church of Uganda Bugongi, http://charadas.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda described the deceased as a patriot, who has left a clean record in service.

Dr Rugunda asked politicians to emulate him by being unifying factors of the people and not fanning divisions, which he said was the main legacy of Canon Kyomukama.

Dr Rugunda with Dr Ezra Kkwasibwe, former Health Minister in the Obote II government

Dr Rugunda with Dr Ezra Nkwasibwe, former Health Minister in the Obote II government

His body was later laid to rest at his home in Kakabano, upper Bugongi Kabale municipality.

He left behind a widow Donna Kyomukama, who is the deputy head teacher of Makanga Primary School; two sons and two daughters.

Kyomukama was born in April 1959 to reverend Eliphaz Tibasiima, then a catchiest.  In 1989 he married Dona with whom they produced four children.

He was as among the 15 people that were on 13th December 2015 bestowed on the title of the Lay Canon in the church of Uganda at St. peters cathedral Rugarama by the bishop of the diocese of Kigezi Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda.
Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Dr.Badru Kiggundu was on Monday morning on the receiving end of a barrage of questions regarding the transparency of the recently concluded elections, ailment http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-background-position-control.php from lawyers representing candidate Amama Mbabazi .

Kiggundu was tasked to explain the origin of the provisional results as he read them before the final announcement of the winner of the presidential elections at the National Tally Centre in Namboole.

In response, information pills http://davepoulin.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-setting.php the EC chairman explained that the results were electronically wired from the district tally centers as signed by the district returning officers.

“Results were sent from the polling stations to sub counties and then to the district returning officer attached to the Electoral Commission .He would scan them and then wire them to the tally centre at Namboole,” Kiggundu told court.

He said that in a bid to avoid hacking of the results, they encrypted them so they could reach in an original form.

Asked whether the results before being sent to the tally were made accessible to the public and candidates’ agents, Kiggundu said though there were no large screens put in place, the results were first read out to the agents.

The EC boss almost landed himself in trouble when he revealed that he used experience from previous elections in Ghana and Kenya where he was accredited as an observer, adding that these taught him a lot of skills he applied in Uganda’s case.

Mbabazi’s lawyers had to be restrained by judges from pinning Kiggundu on whether or not Ghanaian laws were applicable to Uganda.

On whether he followed any law in transmitting information electronically from polling stations to the national tally centre, Kiggundu said, “In management of elections we have powers to do it in the best possible way and if there is need of use of technology, there is no specific law to be applied.”

Biometric Voter System

Kiggundu said this new system lived up to expectations, adding he was happy the set objectives while applying the system where achieved.

He said it helped do away with multiple voting adding that as stipulated, each voter was allocated 30 seconds and this was achieved.

Asked whether he could determine the number of Ugandans who had voted using the biometric voters system, Kiggundu however said that the system was never procured for such a purpose.

“We never looked at the possibility of releasing that information there and then because it would be expensive.”

On the voters register, Dr. Kiggundu told court that they phased out the previous one and used data from the national IDs program.

“It would be wastage of money to issue voter cards when the data is encompassed in the National IDs which are multi-purpose,” Kiggundu told court.

Tasked to explain more about the new register, Kiggundu said due to new technology, they had to get another register by getting data from the National IDs and used for developing the new register and then archiving the old one.

“We made updates to be able to capture those who had not registered for the National IDs,” Kiggundu said.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Deputy Managing Director Mrs. Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa has rushed to the High Court challenging the pension body’s recent decision to send her on a forced leave.

Ms Ssali was on March 9 compelled to take a involuntary leave by NSSF for reasons the body declined to disclose.

A source there however, try http://concateme.com/components/com_newsfeeds/views/category/tmpl/default.php told us that Ssali is being investigated over acts of misconduct.

“The fund has many problems, ambulance http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-publicize-endpoint.php ” the source said. “This is the least we expected. She is a victim of usual bickering.”

Ssali a few days ago petitioned the Kampala High Court seeking termination of the forced leave.

The court is slated to convene on April 14th, sale http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-includes/rewrite.php to hear her petition in which she files for an order quashing NSSF’s directive that she takes an immediate forced leave and hands over her office.

Ssali also wants a “permanent injunction blocking NSSF and its officials from implementing the said directive; and also a court declaration that the directive was illegal.”

Observers say the move could drag the Fund in a protracted and costly legal battle.

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

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