The deputy managing director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa, has been dropped from her docket by the finance minister, Matia Kasaija.
She has been replaced by Patrick Ayota.
Ssali’s contract has not been renewed despite her writing to Kasaija expressing interest in its renewal.
In her October 16 letter to the finance minister, a copy of which New Vision has seen, the NSSF deputy manager, has also demanded for an independent process to be set up to appraise her performance during her three-year tenure at the fund so that she can get equitable treatment and fairness as she pleads for the renewal of her contract, which expires on October 29.
“I am writing to express interest in the renewal of my contract. Having not heard from you in writing, three months prior to the end of this month, I have decided to write and relay both my concerns and position on the matter,” she noted, adding that the principles of natural justice demand that she gets a fair hearing before a decision not to renew her contract is taken by the minister.
“I have been compelled to write because I feel that I did not get an opportunity to be heard and explain the alleged grounds for refusal to renew my contract that is expiring in the next few weeks,” she stated.
The NSSF board has recommended that Ssali’s contract should not be renewed. The board made the decision following a detailed staff and corporate affairs (SACA) report that concluded she was not suitable for the position.