President Museveni has ordered for an independent and conclusive probe into Richard Byarugaba, the former MD of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Betty Amongi Ongom the Minister of Gender Labour and Social Development said that she received this director during the meeting on December 22, in State House, where the NSSF Board of Directors also attended.
“We met the President yesterday and he has directed that we investigate Byarugaba over abuse of office, corruption, and mismanagement of the Fund’s projects,” a source who attended the meeting said
The meeting was over the renewal of Byarugaba’s five-year contract, which expired on 30 November.
NSSF in a press statement statement said the process of appointing a new managing director is still ongoing.
“Following consultations with stakeholders, the appointing authority is conducting a due diligence exercise, and subsequently the appointment of a new managing director,” the statement read.
Last month, the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Betty Amongi, asked the managing director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Richard Byarugaba, to leave office on the basis that he has attained retirement age.
In a July 22 letter, Amongi who is the co-political overseer of the Fund alongside her finance counterpart Matia Kasaija, noted that under the Public Service Standing Order and NSSF Human Resource Policy, Byarugaba, like his deputy Patrick Ayota did, should have automatically retired on clocking 60 years.
The directive come at a time when Amongi is in fight with Usher Wilson Owere the Chairperson of the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) over the contract.
Owere on Wednesday told reporters that Amongi mooted plans of illegally getting Shs6Bn from the fund which Byarugaba refused hence the fight.
Amongi in response however told Owere to keep it cool as the issue was already under the president’s Directive.