The Uganda Parliamentary Committee of Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises has started meetings with the National Social Security Fund to have the private pensions body explain some of the anomalies that arose in the forensic investigation report of the Auditor general on NSSF operations.
The report which covers the period between 01 January 2005 to 30th November 2008 is likely to bring back NSSF into the Uganda public spotlight because it will require the different officials that served NSSF during that period of time to appear before the committee to explain the financial anomalies that have been reported in the Auditor General’s report.
The Chairman of the committee, Reagan Okumu says he wants Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises Committee to quickly deal with this report. He appealed to all the officials that will be summoned to explain certain issues concerning the report to quickly adhere to the summons.
Okumu says since this report covers a long period of time, it implicates a number of former officials of the NSSF and therefore if most of these officials delay to adhere to the summons, they will delay the committee in return.
The former Managing Director of NSSF, David Candia Jamwa and the Deputy managing Director of NSSF, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera were forced to resign following the controversial purchase of land in Temangalo from Security Minister Amama Mbazi by the NSSF.
Okumu also says this time the issue of NSSF should not be made politicized because this will affect the committee’s ability of finding out all the facts and the truth about the Auditor General’s report.
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By Zak Tiberindwa, Ultimate Media