EX NSSF MD Patrick Byarugaba loses case seeking contract renewal

The High Court in Kampala has dismissed the case in which former Managing Director of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) , Mr Richard Byarugaba was  challenging the decision of not renewing his contract.

Judge Musa Ssekaana dismissed the case saying that  decision by the Labour and Gender Minister Betty Among  to reject Byarugaba’s appointment was within the law.

In  August 2023, Byarugaba dragged Attorney General and the Gender and Labour Minister Betty  Amongi to Court, seeking court orders compelling the Minister to fulfill her statutory duties and approve  his reappointment as the NSSF Managing Director as recommended by the Board and required by the law.

Byarugaba also  went on to say that Patrick Ayota  his successor was not fit to head NSSF. However in response Ayota informed Court that his appointment was done lawfully, is valid In his ruling Justice Musa Sekaana exonerated Ayota and  minister Amongi saying she acted lawfully  in exercising   her discretionary powers vested in her by the NSSF Act