Court orders NSSF to pay Geraldine legal costs

NSSF Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali

National Social Security Fund [NSSF] deputy Managing Director, Geraldine Ssali, has finally won the case in which she dragged the fund to court for forcefully sending her on leave.

Geraldine dragged NSSF board chairman, Patrick Kaberenge and Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba, for sending her on leave by office and trying to keep her out of her office.

The High Court issued a permanent injunction restraining the respondents [NSSF and board chairman, Patrick Kaberenge] from implementing the directive to suspend the applicant from officer.

Finance minister, Matia Kasaija, was prompted to intervene and reinstate her.

The suspension and forced leave of the deputy managing director of NSSF was illegal, irrational and improper, the Civil Division of High Court in Kampala ruled.


Justice Stephen Musota issued the order, directing the fund to pay Geraldine legal costs amounting to Shs1billion compensation for her wrongful interdiction.

She had also demanded Shs 200m court award in the same matter.

According to Musota, NSSF board had no powers to send Geraldine into forced leave since powers of disciplining her reside with the minister of Finance.

“I’m very happy,” Geraldine told edge on Monday.



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