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NSSF Probe Team Tasks Minister To Resign Effective Immediately

NSSF Probe Team Tasks Minister To Resign Effective Immediately

The select committee of parliament charged to investigate the alleged abuse of office and mismanagement of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) concluded with minister Betty Amongi guilty and tasked her to resign with immediate effect.

This was evidenced with the written letter she had written to NSSF board tasking them to set aside Shs. 6 billion to conduct her projects a long side with the activities that were being funded by the Fund.

However following the report that had been released by the parliamentary committee found all this illegal and tantamount abuse of office .

“The actions of the minister of Gender , labour and social Development, Hon Betty Amongi in directing Shs 6 billion to be availed to her ministry amounts to abuse of office after being the supervisor of NSSF .” the committee found.

However on being interviewed by our source the minister told us that the Shs 6 billion wasn’t directly funded to her office rather for the Fund to popularize the recently amended NSSF Act.

“These activities will be undertaken by the NSSF in partnership with the relevant entities be it government agencies or private sector players. The ministry of Gender , labour and social Development will only provide oversight and support the fund in the implementation of these activities inline with its legal mandate as the ministry responsible for social security.”

Former NSSF managing director Mr Richard Byarugaba told our reporter that he was shocked of the minister asking for huge amounts for such an entity she or he supervises.

“When the request come in I opened my eyes and asked if it was real because in my career as a public servant and private person I have never got a requiring to fund my principal…..I call myself a victim of witch hunt . I know the minister and the fund have tried to portray me as a villain and to be frank I am a victim and I feel bad.”

Mr Peter Kimbowa the NSSF board chairperson said the request from the minister was irregular there by recommending the minister to resign in public interest with immediate effect

The select committee further tasks the president to take keen interest in the implicated Minister conduct above with the view of taking another action.

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