The saga surrounding the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busulwa continued yesterday when she was denied access to her office.
Ssali, who was suspended and went to court to protest, turned up at office but was told to first meet preconditions for her return.
A statement from NSSF said she will only be allowed back to work, if she withdraws her court case against NSSF as directed by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija.
“Neither Mrs Sali nor her lawyers have filed any withdrawal documents with court. In the meantime, the Fund through its lawyers, has shared a draft consent order with her through her lawyers and so far a response is still outstanding. Unless she complies with the directive as agreed with the Minister, she cannot be allowed back to office,” said a statement from the NSSF Managing Director.
Why Ssali was suspended
The NSSF Board of Directors, 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.”
According to a statement after the March 14 meeting, “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).”
The statement added that “Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa is therefore currently on suspension, effective March 14, 2016, to allow disciplinary proceedings to commence against her. While she is suspended, Mrs. Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa is not allowed to conduct any business on behalf of the Fund.”