NSSF board approves Agaba, Ayota for top jobs

Thursday June 19 2014

By FREDERIC MUSISI & RICHARD WANAMBWA

Kampala- The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board has adopted the recommendations by PriceWaterHouseCoopers and approved the appointment of Mr Edgar Gerald Agaba as new managing director for the Shs4 trillion workers fund.

The board led by Mr Ivan Kyayonka, also recommended yesterday that Mr Patrick Ayota, the current NSSF chief finance officer, be appointed deputy MD and Mr Richard Wabwire becomes the corporation secretary.

The three won the final round of interviews for the coveted NSSF top positions, with Mr Agaba, the former executive director for Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) beating 4 other contenders – including Mr Joseph Kitamirike and Mr Richard Byarugaba, the immediate former NSSF MD.

Mr Kyayonka declined to comment about the proceedings, saying the board would only brief Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka.

“Why do you want to know anything if you are not the minister,” Mr Kyayonka said.

But sources close to the meeting told the Daily Monitor that the board had decided to adopt the consultants’ PWC report, and recommend the best candidates.

Ms Kiwanuka makes the final decision on who to appoint to the position, as empowered by the NSSF Act.Ms Kiwanuka, last year directed that all executive positions at NSSF be advertised internationally, including the three positions that affected the holders – Mr Byarugaba, Ms Geraldine Ssali and Mr David Nambale.

Mr Byarugaba and Mr Nambale left NSSF on December 31, 2013, after their terms expired.

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