Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ssali’s case of Shs1bn claim against NSSF flops - #Uganda

The hearing of a case in which NSSF deputy managing director Geradine Ssali is seeking compensation of 1 billion shillings following her forced suspension  has failed to take off.
When Ssali, her lawyers and those of NSSF turned up at High court today, they were told that court was indisposed because the judge @ was hearing election petition cases.
They had appeared in court to give court updates from the meeting with the finance minister, Matia Kasaijja who had sought to mediate and resolve the bad blood between Ssali and NSSF managing director Richard Byarugaba and the board.
On Wednesday last week, Ssali was blocked entry into her NSSF office because she had refused to withdraw her court petition even after the board and Matia Kasaijja asked her to do so if she wanted her office back.
Ssali's lawyer told journalists that she will only go into negotiations with NSSF only after her office is returned.
In the case before High Court judge Justice Stephen Musota, Ssali wants court to penalise NSSF, its board chairman Patrick Kaberenge and the Managing Director Richard Byarugaba for defying the court decision.
She also wants  the three parties to compensate her with 1billion shillings for the loss and emotional suffering she has gone through follow I get forced suspension.

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